37460 CABEZA DE DIEGO GÓMEZ – SALAMANCA
35 km from Salamanca.
From Salamanca, follow the A-62 towards Ciudad Rodrigo-Portugal. Take exit 269 and then the turnoff to Cabeza de Diego Gomez, following a small paved road between farms for 9 km.
Meadowland, livestock ranch and tourist resort, in the heart o the Charro countryside, among oaks and pastures where fighting bulls are raised, as well as beef cattle and acorn-fed Iberian pigs.
Discover at first hand how fighting bulls are bred and selected to produce top-rate livestock. Appreciate how they live freely, with extensive pastures to roam on, and special medical care.
You are surrounded by meadowland, the natural habitat of the Iberian pig, which always lives out in the open, roaming for long distances through the woods and feeding on acorns. The result: Ham and Iberian sausages to grace the finest tables.
The complex includes a country hotel with restaurant and a cottage for rent.
Choose your experience:
VISIT THE LIVESTOCK BY 4X4
A tour around this estate of fighting bulls, accompanied at all times by a guide (agronomist, veterinarian or stockman) who will explain the breeding, selection and management of the livestock.
You will have chance to see animals ranging from mothers and their offspring, which have been born this year and which will be future bulls, to the largest specimens, which are ready to go to the bullring, and the stallions, steers and so on. You will be accompanied by an experienced rider, who will move the cattle around so that you can see how the horses work as cowherds, in the fields and with the bulls.
Next, you will take a walk to see the working horses, which live outdoors on the farm. You will also be able to explore our other facilities used for managing this type of livestock: the training ring, stockyards, seating stands, loading ramps etc.
The tour ends in the dining room of the country hotel that is part of the complex, with a tasting of Iberian meats: pork loin, ham, chorizo, salami and wine from Ribera del Duero.
Approximately 2 hours (depending on the location of livestock).
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THE IBERIAN PIG TOUR
An easy walking tour through the wooded pastures, with no slopes. This is a gentle walk with a guide to get to learn about the rearing of Iberian pigs and where the best acorn-fed pork sausages and ‘pata negra’ (black hoof) ham comes from.
After the walk, it’s time for a tasting of Iberian meats, in the dining room of the country hotel which is part of this complex, including pork loin, ham, chorizo, salami and wine from Ribera del Duero.
PRICE PER PERSON
DID YOU KNOW?
- The bull and Salamanca form an inseparable pair. For centuries fighting bulls have been bred on the pastures of Campo Charro, an ecosystem unique in the world, where numerous herds of fighting bulls graze.
- At FAENAS CAMPERAS we maintain these traditions much as they were when our ancestors began them, improving the species, incorporating local breeds such as the red pronghorn, and keeping our own breed of bullocks.