Environment

A privileged, straddling the vast grassland of Campo Charro and the heart of the Sierra de Francia”, Sierra Quilamas rises instead. It is shown as a rocky bastion between spaces, providing a contrasting landscape of mountains and deep valleys thrive on benign weather and numerous waterways. From here, our particular Atalaya; We can enjoy unique perspectives of stunning landscapes full of natural values and singular places.

A Natural Protected Area

The Sierra Quilamas are declared as Protected Natural Area (PNA) by the Junta de Castilla y León in 2004. Its main values are botanical, wildlife and landscapes.

It features a large landscape and biodiversity of both fauna botanical beauty, which, together with an excellent level conservation make this area a place of great interest for conservation and sustainable development..

From Salamanca, south of the province, The “Sierra de las Quilamas” conforms a wildlife corridor that links directly to several natural areas and landscapes such as “Sierra de Francia” Batuecas, “Sierra de Bejar” and together the core of the Biosphere Reserve of “Sierra de Béjar y Francia”; where “La Sierra de las Quilamas” takes a space with identity and characteristics.

Biosphere Reserve

Our most immediate territorial reference we have in the Biosphere Reserve of Sierra de Béjar y Francia, declared as such by UNESCO in 2006. This set of natural areas can be accessed from our hotel, and is located within an hour’s drive from the historic city center of Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Our Recommendations

Our region has great natural and heritage attractions. Trekking in the landscapes in the area, the visit to the 7 existing historic centers in the region (La Alberca, Béjar, Candelario, San Martín del Castañar, Mogarraz, Sequeros and Montemayor del Río), as enjoy of gastronomy and of cultural traditions are some of the options that we recommend to make your stay unforgettable gift for all your senses. These options will focus on a range of ethnographic paths, allowing you to get the most out of your stay.

Camino de las Raíces (La Alberca)This track starts in “La Alberca” and is a route by a forest of oak and chestnut. It is a track marked by “memory traces”. The track crosses places where human presence is evidenced by signs on the landscape and that tell the lives of his people: their work, their imaginary, their beliefs and desires. In this track the proposals between art and nature invites us to look back to the roots and into the sky.

Camino de los Prodigios (Miranda del Castañar y Villanueva del Conde) It is a circular track, with amazing artwork on the nature. Something happens. Something is happening. Everything changes, the nature. Never repeats itself, nothing is like yesterday, nothing like morning walk wonders that make us attentive. Just open your eyes who is awake. See from wonder: the changing nature around us, art featuring reinterpretations of the territory, the light goes out, the shadow of the leaf, the river that keeps … Prodigies right at your footsteps..

 

Camino del Agua (Mogarraz y Monforte) Among chestnut trees, alders, madrone, oak, cherry trees and olive groves … and water, always present as background sound as a fundamental part of the landscape. In this environment, this route combines art and nature: a collection of works by renowned artists along the track invite us to do other interpretations, otherwise look and enjoy from the surprise

 

Asentadero – Bosque de los Espejos (San Martín del Castañar, Las  Casas del Conde y Sequeros)Circular route with art in nature. It is an invitation to look otherwise read from art to the landscape, feeling watched, through the looking glass, sketching impossible reflections. Mirrors, reflections in dialogue with the forest, the field and the horizon.

 

Ruta de los Paisajes Cercanos (San Miguel de Valero)Small circular route which will discover landscapes, people, traditions and legends. Look instead look, listen instead of hear and enjoy instead of doing are the recommendations that we propose. Go with the wind, the sun and the moon and served in the past as an excuse for the love of Don Rodrigo and Queen Quilama.

 

Camino de los Trasiegos (San Miguel de Valero y Valero) This track runs along an old road known as “Camino Viejo de Valero.” It was part of a network of rural roads that connected quickly and directly neighboring populations, enabling the exchange of food and goods. It was widely used at the time of the black market, avoiding use tax payments for commercial transactions.