La Peña Strait

Geopark Geosite. In the surroundings it is known as the Peña Strait, however, its historical roots tell us about the Peña Amarilla, a port through which thousands of people transited throughout history.

We have testimonies from the 12th century in which it is already mentioned. We are on the road between Talavera de la Reina and Seville, on the path of the many bandits, bandits, maquis or pilgrims who walked to Guadalupe from Toledo, heading one of the three steps that make possible the transits through these mountains and mountains.

in the path of the many bandits, guerrillas, makis and also peaceful merchants and pilgrims who walked to Guadalupe from Toledo, heading one of the three passes that make possible the transits through these mountains.

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Undoubtedly, it is one of the most impressive places in theVilluercasIboresGeopark. Jara. recognized as 1 of the geosites most interesting from a geological and scenic point of view. there is no other place that presents a more characteristic stamp of these mountain ranges.

The name of Peña Amarilla is due to some lichens that are very visible, they mark in a definitive way the personality of this place, the large cave that has in its entrails does nothing but highlight even more the originality and personality of the strait. The proximity of cave paintings, make us think of an intense prehistoric activity also in the cancho de la Peña.

In this viewpoint it is important to have binoculars or terrestrial telescopes that bring us closer to the great Peña and its most intimate details. numerous nests are within our reach. Griffon vultures mainly, there are also Egyptian vultures and black storks, which are the ones that find refuge among the crags of the cliff. Among the smaller birds we can highlight the red-billed chough, the solitary rock thrush and the alpine accentor.

But here we have other things that make our visit very interesting: fossil tracks that we can find very close to the viewpoint. especially in road cuts. 1 of the most characteristic are the traces left by animals from at least 450 million years ago, when the hard quartzite rock was sand at the bottom of the sea.