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The Peña de Francia is a mountain that rises to 1,727m, south of the Salamanca, Autonomous Region of Castile and León, Spain, whose peak belongs to the municipality of El Cabaco.
It belongs to the municipality of El Cabaco, it is one of the highest mountains of the Sierra de Francia, which in turn is part of the Central System. The synclinorium of the Peña de Francia is separated from syncline of Tamames by the granite outcrop of La Alberca. Surrounding the mountain to the north are towns that have become hotbeds of rural attractions during the last decade such as La Alberca.
Geologically it is a very complex structure and is one of the highest mountains of the western sector, namely the Sierra de Francia. It has a deformed structure with folds of various types, either highlighted by banks of Ordovician quartzites and conglomerates. These structures are located in an area near the Falla de Plasencia. The mountain is affected by dislocations to the North-East, along which there have been movements of blocks, and separating of different sectors of the folds.
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Pena de Francia Reviews
The peak is easy to drive up to, and there is adequate parking at the top. There is a convent and surprisingly, a small hotel and cafe bar. There is access to viewing spots from a 'submerged' sundial.... more »
There is a good road from either La Alberca or Ciudad Rodrigo or Bejar to the top of this mountain which rises to 1732 metres. Surprising there is a large monastery on top. The building is rather... more »
Beautiful view. Church with the Lady of the Peña, who is also black as that of Montserrat.
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