Contest of Dogs Shepherds of Ares of the Maestrat

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At the end of spring, Ares del Maestrat gathers shepherds from Catalonia, the Basque Country, France and the Valencian Community in the traditional contest of Gossos de Rabera. This sheepdog contest began in 2006, on the initiative of a local shepherd who had participated in this type of events in Catalonia, which was the first community in Spain that held them. This contest became a great initiative because lots of interesting activities are organised during this weekend. Ares del Maestrat This contest became a great initiative because lots of interesting activities are organised during this weekend.

The contest started as a tribute to the shepherds who have always walked in the mountains of Castellón by accompanying the sheep while they graze. It is also a way to dignify a profession that is as old as cosmopolitan, and which has contributed to draw the landscape of this region through dry stone constructions like shepherds cabins, cattle routes walls or corralisses.

ARES

Ares del Maestrat is 1,195 meters high, with incredible views that invite us to dream.

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EXPERIENCES

Visita las pinturas rupestres de la Cova Remigia declaradas Patrimonio Mundial de la Unesco, recorre su antiguo recinto amurallado, explora el Museu de la Cova en el interior de la mole rocosa, adéntrate en el barranco de los molinos harineros o conviértete en pastor de ovejas.

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