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Learning in the nature

Learn, treasure, enjoy and protect

Sierra de Guadarrama has significant natural and landscape merits that have risen the interest of numerous scientists, artists, intellectuals and teachers throughout history.

Sierra de Guadarrama has been and continues to be a great nature lecture hall where one learns and gets to know all the aspects of the landscape; nature related as well as geological and geographical ones. Knowing the Sierra de Guadarrama and its values is fundamental in order to maintain and preserve them for the next generations and so that the nowadays generation can enjoy and profit from the multiple benefits of being in contact with nature.

Already in 1876 Giner de los Ríos, together with other university teachers, established the Free Teaching Institution (Institución Libre de Enseñanza). Its purpose was to get closer to nature and landscape, as one of the most valuable means to improve the education of the human being”.

Giner de los Ríos performed an essential task in finding out about and valuing the Sierra de Guadarrama.

Nowadays, there are many professionals, companies and centres that work to disseminate the values of the Sierra de Guadarrama among locals and visitors and to raise people´s understanding and awareness of them. They share their knowledge and love for the environment and, through free-time activities and games, get everyone involved. They significantly contribute to the conservation of the Sierra de Guadarrama.