VIP TOUR MONUMENTAL LAS HURDES
THE HURDES: GRANADILLA – THE GASCO – RIOMALO BELOW
The town of Granadilla, founded by Fernando II de León next to the Vía de la Plata, was evicted in the mid-1990s 60, when the construction of the Gabriel y Galán Reservoir was completed, which flooded a large part of their lands. After years of neglect, from 1980 the historic village was included in an abandoned village restoration program, becoming over time an especially endearing place, with impressive views from the tower of its castle.
Located in the Las Hurdes region, it is nestled between mountains, on the banks of the Malvellido river.
In its vicinity is the volcano, declared a Place of Scientific Interest in 2003. It is a mountain of 9.700 square meters that presents a crater of 50 meters, inside of which is molten rock. Although it has traditionally been considered a volcano, Recent scientific studies confirm that its origin is in a meteorite that impacted in the area more than a million years ago. The remains of molten rock inside the crater have been used for the manufacture of handicrafts, mainly kites. A beautiful route that starts from the urban nucleus and bordering the river stands out, drive to a spectacular waterfall traditionally known as Chorru de la Miacera.
Riomalo from Below
Known as Meandro del Melero (or Meander El Melero), with the Alagón river making its turn more complex, I could define it as one of the most beautiful landscape postcards of how many there are in Spain, with what that means. When it is contemplated in its maximum plenitude in the easternmost limit of Las Hurdes, specifically in the viewpoint of La Antigua, one wonders how it has not gone before to such glory of the native nature.