Del Toro hill

  • Get to know it in 1 hour 30 minutes
The Del Toro hill used to be a monitoring point of the Spanish army waiting for enemy ships. It has 240 meters high and is part of the Sierra de las Ánimas. It was not until 1911 when the Del Toro fountain became a tourist spot, even in December 1972 it was held the Latin American Music Seminar with several live performances.
Today you can visit not only the fountain, but also climb to the top where a privileged view of the city is contemplated.
Currently the only restriction is for the ascent by car, only from 10 to 16 hours.

Fuente del Toro

The iron bull is the main attraction of the fountain. It lies at the foot of the hill, at 100 meters high, accessed via a paved road passable by car or by foot. This sculpture is of French cast (Val Dosne, Paris) and was designed by Isidore Bonheur. It was uploaded in pieces and assembled in the place because of its huge size and weight. On the right horn it can still be seen a cut made to check the material composing it, where you can see a black colored patina that covers it. 
From its mouth flows a stream of mineral water coming from 30 meters above it, the Belvedere. Tourists used to pose below the source to be photographed untile in the 50's the side stairs that allow access to the bull were built. 
Currently you can find a replica of the bull at the Rural Fairgrounds in Buenos Aires (Palermo district) in the Plaza del Bicentenario.

Reach the top in 30 minutes

Following the steps to the side of the fountain a trail leads to the top. It takes about 30 minutes and on it the statue of Diana can be found. It was also placed under Francisco Piria's orders. 
The sunset is, again, the best time of day to spend at the top.