Valle Alto del Lozoya
Lozoya, is surrounded by the Sierra de Guadarrama, its relief is especially hilly. The river and reservoir divide the municipality into two, leaving the southern slopes of the Sierra de Guadarrama North, in where are set a series of small valleys. In terms of vegetation, the most important sector, within the municipal area, It is corresponding to the oak. It is followed in importance the Scots pine woods, occasionally mixed with jarales, as well as broom and Juniper. Of special interest in the term, It is the training constituted by sabina albar, that normally thrives in the plateaus of the peninsular Centre on calcareous substrate. However, in the vicinity of the town of Lozoya, the Juniper forest sits on acid rock and, in particular, about gneiss. The territory is crossed by different livestock routes, roads and forest tracks, ideal for the practice of hiking and mountain-biking.
Its history starts ago 100.000 years, as shown by the archaeological sites found in the Valley. Arevacos, Christians and Muslims also lived in this land to pass to be managed by the society of Quinones of the Council of Segovia and, Later, part of the Madrid community.
In terms of its heritage, We can highlight the Church of el Salvador, built in the 16th century, It is the maximum exponent of the Gothic and plateresque in all this saw which has undergone several renovations since the s. 18TH, which at this time could result in a fire or earthquake.
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