Models and Ideas

Following the success of the SALAMANQUESARTE project that, since 2008, has attracted the attention of many tourists, this year we are going to adorn Gaucín with hundreds of painted cats that will live together with the geckos on our walls. 

We appeal to all GAUCINEÑOS to indulge their imagination to decorate 500 cats that will liven up the streets of Gaucín so that, from the windows and balconies, once again our pretty village can get the attention of its visitors.
On the 15th February every child at the Guzmán el Bueno school will receive a free cat. All members of the Tourist Association will be able to choose their free cat in the Convento on the 21nd February between 6pm and 8pm.

On the same day, those that don’t belong to the Association but who wish to participate in this artistic project, and contribute to making Gaucín a prettier place, can buy a cat at a special price of 20 Euros. Also, after the 23rd February, it will be possible to buy souvenir cats in various shops in the village for 25 Euros.

 We encourage all the participants, wherever possible, to put their cats on windows, balconies and roofs so that as many as possible are visible in the streets before 26th March; this way, all the people who visit us for Easter can start to spread the word about our new project.

 We hope that, once the cats are in place, you’ll send us a photo to put on the webpage so that everyone can see your work. Here there will also be a link with advice on how to paint and put up your new feline friend.