The Sierra de Gata is the last massif of the Sistema Central located within Spain. The lythic materials of these mountains of medium height - the highest peak is Peña Canchera at an altitude of 1,592 metres - are predominantly slate and small granite outcrops.

Large woods of Pyrenean oak - the most extensive forests of this species in the Iberian peninsula - cover a large area of the slopes of the Sierra de Gata and also give their name to this protected space: el Rebollar.

Enviromental Areas

Fauna:
Iberian lynx, wild boar, wolf, roe deer and golden eagle.
Relief:
Soft gradients which are part of the Northern side of the Sierra de Gata.
Vegetation:
Its Pyrenean oak woods form one of the largest forests of this species in the Iberian Peninsula.

Declared

Category: Natural Space (50,192 ha.)
Municipalities in the province of Salamanca:
  • Agallas,
  • Casillas de Flores,
  • Fuenteguinaldo,
  • Herguijuela de Ciudad Rodrigo,
  • Martiago,
  • Navasfrías,
  • El Payo,
  • Peñaparda,
  • Robleda,
  • El Sahugo,
  • Villasrubias