Nature and Man have shaped this privileged spot on the north face of the Guadarrama Mountain Range. Stretching out from the high mountain peaks, across the slopes clad with vast forests of pines, oaks and holm oaks, it reaches as far as the foothills.

The Reserve is dotted with countless trails and paths that are very popular with climbers and day trippers. It features recreation areas and facilities that offer visitors an insight into the Reserve’s natural wealth and the balance between the forestry industry and the conservation of the area’s environmental and cultural heritage.


Statement date: 5/1/2013

Category: Biosphere Reserve (35,414 ha.)

Location: Provincia de Segovia. Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León.

Municipalities in the province of Segovia:
  • El Espinar
  • San Ildefonso

Population: 15.318 habitantes.

Managers: Fundación Reserva de Biosfera del Real Sitio de San Ildefonso-El Espinar.

Address: Exmo. Ayuntamiento del Real Sitio de San Ildefonso, Plaza de los Dolores 1, 40100. San Ildefonso., Muy Ilustrísimo Ayuntamiento de El Espinar. Plaza de la Constitución 1, 40400 El Espinar. Segovia.

E-mail: alcaldí, alcaldí

Phone: 921 470 018 (Ayuntamiento de el Real Sitio de San Ildefonso).921 18 17 00 (Ayuntamiento de El Espinar).

Other protection:

  • Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Guadarrama.
  • Parque Natural de la Sierra Norte de Guadarrama.
  • LIC «Sierra de Guadarrama» ES4160109.
  • LIC Valles del Voltoya-Zorita ES0000188.
  • ZEPA "Sierra de Guadarrama"
  • ZEPA "Valles Voltoya y Zorita"

Region / Province biogeographical: Eurosiberiana/Atlántica Europea


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