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  • Macizo Central
    Macizo Central
  • Macizo Central
    Macizo Central
  • Macizo Central
    Macizo Central
  • Macizo Central
    Macizo Central
  • Macizo Central
    Macizo Central
  • Macizo Central
    Macizo Central
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Macizo Central

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As Ermidas Sanctuary - Macizo Central
The Central Massif covers a large mountainous area with no actual population, which makes it possible to preserve important transition ecosystems. These sierras are perfect for wolves and their main preys: roebucks, deers and wild boars. There are also botanical surprises such as unique holly bushes and birches, with a vegetation often oriented towards the creation of pasture for cattle. Traditional pasture grazing is still used in the mountain villages.
This is a land exposed to the slow changes of nature and tradition. For example, the century-old chestnuts that renew their sweet, tender fruits year after year, or Roman bridges that can still be crossed by cars. This is what the inner province of Ourense looks like, with summits bringing together the rough enchantment of the stone and the sweetness of huge rounded volumes. The highest point of the Serra de Queixa is the only Galician winter sports resort, Manzaneda. To be more precise, in A Cabeza Grande (1.782 m). There are some additional alpine landscapes in the Serra de San Mamede (1,619 m) and O Fial das Corzas, where hills surround the O Invernadeiro Natural Park. The rivers having their source in these hills are tributaries of the Sil northwards; of the Miño through the cheerful Arnoia westwards; and southwards, there are rivers that flow into the Douro (Duero), now in Portugal.

We can therefore say that this is an important water domain, but somehow contrasting: sometimes abundant and sometimes scarce, according to seasons, height and orientation. Located just under 200 kilometres from the coast, it is one of the areas that register the highest amount of waterfalls in the form of snow and rain. But the summers are dry. The yearly average temperature does not exceed 10º. The river Bibei, which defines this massif up to its mouth in the Sil, creates a narrow mountain pass in classic Mediterranean style. Vine growing is typical of this landscape.

 

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