Midst of a mountainnous area of great beauty
The bad communications until recently existing in this rough area of the Salamanca province have resulted in the preservation of an unique ensemble of landscapes and wildlife. Large juniper forests and the frequent wiew of vultures and black storks invite to peaceful trips through this land.
LA PEÑA DE FRANCIA
The highest point of this area, with a wonderful overwiew that reaches the entire region.
At the top lies the Monasterio de Nuestra Señora, an old contruction ot the XV century, said to be the highest sanctuary devotet to holy Mary in the world.
MONUMENTS OF ALL TIMES
Castles, churches, hermitages, roman and arabic ruins and prehistorical remains cuold be founf anywhere. Do not miss:
The hermitage of Majadas Viejas, the lagoon of San Marcos, Los Cavenes (roman emplacements), the Cave of la Mora, the castle of Monleón, the forest of La Honfría.
MEDIEVAL AND POPULAR ARCHITECTURE
Many places have preserved the charm of ancient times like La Alberca, declared historical and artistic Ensemble, togheter with the villages of Mogarraz, Miranda del Castañar and San Martín del Castañar. A trip through its streets is an authentic return to the past.
Folklore, handycrafts and gastronomy have been also particularly preserved and may be seen in the frequent popular celebrations.