The fighting bull and the dehesas
If there is a landscape typical of Salamanca, that is the Campo Charro. This is the dehesa (meadow), a unique ecosystem especially important in the Iberian Peninsula. We have to look for its origin in the transformation of the Mediterranean Forests: the thick trees disappear and it turns into a place where the agricultural, forest, farming and hunting activities are combined together. That is why they are settings of a great biodiversity and the “home” of the fighting bull.
Salamanca is the province which has the highest number of meadows in Spain. And the province with the highest number of fighting bulls. So, this is a good place to get to know and enjoy the ecosystem and, especially, the animal which is said to be the noblest one, despite its ferocity.
This province keeps priceless natural treasures The Route of the Fighting Bull which is being suggested here goes through the Campo Charro, Ciudad Rodrigo, el Countryside of Ledesma and the roundabouts of the city, all of them areas of cultural, artistic and landscape Interest.
The uniqueness of the image of the fighting bull in its natural environment, which a really beautiful view, can be enjoyed in any of these fincas You can also get to know the fighting bull breeding, enjoy the unique rich ecosystem and taste any of the delicious dishes.
Ganadería Torrealba. Finca “La Roblicita”
La Roblicita is located in the area of Aldehuela de Yeltes, 65 km far from Salamanca, on the Banks of the river Yeltes, which is the heart of the Campo Charro. The typical holm oak forests breed the Iberian pigs.
Ganadería Orive. Finca “Las Tapias”
This finca is situated in Villares de Yeltes; this village is located between the rivers Yeltes and Huebra, whose existence gives as a result many natural springs, lakes and fountains in this area where this ganaderia is located.
Ganadería Puerto de San Lorenzo y la Ventana del Puerto. Finca “Puerto de la Calderilla”
The finca “Puerto de la Calderilla” is located in a privileged natural environment, between the Sierra de Francia and the Sierra de las Quilamas. On one side of the finca we can see Pico Cervero, close to the village of Linares de Riofrío.
Ganadería Herederos de Miguel Zaballos. Finca “Valdelacoba”. Faenas Camperas
In “Valdelacoba” the visitors will be able to see the way the fighting bulls are bred and selected, the way the bulls live freely in the meadows and how the health control of the bulls is carried out carefully.
Ganadería Mercedes Pérez-Tabernero Montalvo. Finca “El Villar de Los Álamos"
In “El Villar de los Álamos”, where the bulls which belong to Mercedes Pérez Tabernero graze, these animals feel like the lord and master of the countryside; they are respected and admired as in nowhere else in the world.
Ganadería de Herederos de Don Manuel Santos Alcalde. Finca “Los Talayos”
The finca is located in Ciudad Rodrigo, a town declared Historical Site and situated in the middle of the meadow, a unique ecosystem where bulls are cared for by qualified people. These people also live with these bulls and love them.