Statue of Uncle Pep from Muro

El tio Pep is a popular Valencian character who is the protagonist of the song of the same name, perhaps one of the most famous and versioned in the whole of the Valencian Country, but who also appears in many other songs, popular or not.

Like the Sierra Mariola this song comes from the Comtat region and has become very popular among all the people of the area. Proof of the special affection of the people of Muro for this character is the commemorative statue of this figure and this song.

But Tio Pep went to Muro to buy a tartan and a donkey, which makes us think that the character went to the town to visit the Fireta de Sant Antoni, which is 300 years old, being its origin a market where cattle transactions were carried out.