Sierra de Gredos, Navarredonda de Gredos

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The Sierra de Gredos is a mountain range in central Spain that spans the provinces of Ávila, Salamanca, Cáceres, Madrid, and Toledo. It is part of the much larger Central System of mountain ranges. Its highest point is Pico Almanzor, at 2,592 metres and it has been declared a natural park by the Autonomous Community of Castile and León. The Sierra de Gredos is one of the most extensive mountain ranges of the Central System; it comprises five river valleys: the Alto Tormes, the Alto Alberche, the Tiétar Oriental, the Tiétar Occidental y la Vera, and the Valle del Ambroz. The first known inhabitants were the Vettones, a pre-Roman Celtic people. The central part of the range encomprises the Sierra de Gredos Regional Park.GeologyThe Sierra de Gredos comprises mainly granite, which is a common type of intrusive, felsic, igneous rock which is granular and phaneritic in texture. This rock consists mainly of quartz, mica, and feldspar. In some Gredos rocks the feldspar crystals are especially large, attaining a size of several centimeters in some cases. There is also some granodiorite and outcrops of metamorphic rocks.
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  • We go every couple of months, do some great hiking. Year round nature at less than two hours from Madrid.  more »
  • I visited the Gredos centre 2 times and I was amazed. I didn't see such beautiful places anywhere before.  more »
  • Even if you have travel all around the Globe, Gredos will be one of the places in your memory. Being born in Madrid, since I was a child I have always visited Gredos. This place is one of the most ast...  more »