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Arboreto Luis Ceballos.

Arboreto Luis Ceballos.

Arboreto Luis Ceballos (Luis Ceballos Arboretum). Located on Mount Abantos, here you can get to know the area’s ecosystems, traditional forest practices and the relationships between the mountain range and its surroundings. A marked itinerary of just 2.2 km allows access for hikers. You can also consult its here.

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La Herrería

La Herrería

La Herrería. It alternates areas of Pyrenean oak forest with meadows in which ash and oak trees live in harmony. A path offering information panels, the several granite fountains and the rest areas provided grant the opportunity of enjoying one of the best-conserved natural areas in the Madrid region.

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Chair of Felipe II

Chair of Felipe II

This historic place is found within La Herrería, and has to be considered a must for visitors. Man-made steps hewn out of the enormous rock by picks lead to the platform from where Felipe II watched the development of the work on the Monastery. Here the visitor can contemplate a magnificent panoramic view of the historic and artistic heart of San Lorenzo de El Escorial against the backdrop of Mount Abantos.

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Pine forest Abantos

Pine forest Abantos

Alto de Abantos (Abantos Peak). At 1,752 m., forming part of the GR-10 route, it represents one of the most emblematic places of the Madrid mountain region. The steepness of its slopes and the reforestation carried out in the past create a diversity of environments and contrasts that make it the ideal place for mountain-lovers.

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Route 2. La Herrería and Las Machotas

Route 2. La Herrería and Las Machotas

Length: 13 km.

Duration: 4 horas.

Degree of difficulty: medium

 

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