Discover The Sierra de Guadarrama Spain

The Sierra de Guadarrama, which marks the natural border with the northern part of the area of Madrid, is a mountain range with numerous different ecosystems, rich fauna and flora, and many sites of interest in terms of nature and landscapes. Among the many sites worth visiting, one should mention the numerous peaks, the highest of which is Peñalara, culminating at 2,430 meters, as well as Cuenca Alta del Manzanares Park (or "Upper Manzanares park"), where the Pedriza is located, which is the largest granite complex in Europe. The Lozoya valley is another highly interesting site in terms of landscape. It's named after the river whose source is located in the sierra and that has created various lakes and marshes in the region. The Sierra de Guadarrama has numerous paths for walking, as well as immense cultural wealth, together making this one of the most visited places in the region.

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    The Sierra de Guadarrama, Spain

    The Sierra de Guadarrama is a mountain range forming the main eastern section of the Sistema Central, the system of mountain ranges at the centre of the Iberian Peninsula.

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    The Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid

    The range runs southwest - northeast, extending into the province of Madrid to the south, and towards the provinces of Ávila and Segovia to the north.

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  • La Sierra de Guadarrama moutains, The Sierra de Guadarrama, Landscapes, Community of Madrid
    La Sierra de Guadarrama moutains

    The chain as a whole measures approximately 80 km in length, with its highest peak, Peñalara, reaching 2,428 m above sea level.

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  • Rivers of the Sierra, Spain, The Sierra de Guadarrama, Landscapes, Community of Madrid
    Rivers of the Sierra, Spain

    The climate of the Sierra de Guadarrama is marked by heavy precipitation which gives birth to the territory's numerous streams and rivers.

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    The Sierra de Guadarrama
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    The Sierra de Guadarrama
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