Serra dos Ancares

Serra dos Ancares
Serra dos Ancares
Country Spain
Region Galicia, Leon
Borders on Cantabrian Mountains
Highest point Cuiña
 - elevation 1,987 m (6,519 ft)

The Serra dos Ancares (Spanish: Sierra de los Ancares, also known as Sierra de Ancares) is a mountain range in north-west Spain, extending in a south-westerly direction from the western end of the Cantabrian Mountains in Asturias.

The range connects with the Galician Massif through the Serra do Courel and forms the boundary between the autonomous communities of Galicia and Castile and León. The highest point of the range is the Cuiña Peak (1,987 m).

This area of Spain contains many isolated rural communities that were largely cut off from the outside world until roads were built in the mid 20th century. The most significant element of the whole architecture of the area as is the palloza or casa teito : building stone of origin astur , with a circular or elliptical.

Sierra de los Ancares is the name of a Site of Community Importance in the province of León.[1]


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Coordinates: 42°46′N 6°54′W / 42.767°N 6.9°W / 42.767; -6.9

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