“A Rapa das Bestas”

“A Rapa das Bestas”
“A Rapa das Bestas”

San Lourenzo de Sabucedo. A Estrada (Pontevedra) 

The first weekend in July. It takes place in Terra de Montes, rich in archaeological remains, particularly petroglyphs – prehistoric stone carvings depicting spirals, astral symbols, animals and hunting and taming scenes, such as those on display in the neighbouring borough of Campo Lameiro. Herds of wild horses and cows move freely around these open lands, which are also ideal for hunting and fishing. Everything is connected to the ancient fiesta of the “Rapa das Bestas”, where the paddock or “curro” becomes the focal point in the struggle to tame the wild horses, the essence of speed, sun and life that are said to have been “fathered by the wind”. 

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