Guisando is located in the mountain chain Gredos and it was declared as Artistic and Picturesque Set, in the year 1976.
Camilo José Cela quotes in his work “Judíos, moros y cristianos” to Guisando, saying:
Guisando, in the feet of Galayos is maybe the small village with the most beautiful views of Spain.
Inside its environment we can visit the localities of Candeleda, Arenas de San Pedro, Cuevas del Águila, the villages of the five villas, with its Romanesque Road which goes up to the Lookout of Puerto del Pico and other attractive places.
For the lovers of the Nature, in the village of Guisando it is the Interpretation Centre of the Nature where you can see the flora and fauna of the Regional Park of Gredos.
You should not forget the typical gastronomy of the area, and try dishes such as the crumbs, potatoes and good roast lambs among many other dishes.
Guisando is an ideal place to know Gredos, the region of la Vera and the Valley of Tiétar.
It is one of the villages with biggest touristic activity of the Valley of Tiétar to enjoy important touristic attractions. In 1977 its cottage was declared Complex of historic, artistic and picturesque interest due to its white stone houses, wooden and mud, with wooden framework and attractive eaves, balconies and chimneys, besides of highlight the seven bridges which let to cross the stream of Cobacho which divides in two the population. Its mountain chain is Gredos, wildest, we can highlight the high of La Mira, the Head of Común, the Head of Arbillas and the Head of Cobacho, and the emblematic Galayos, attractive walls for the mountaineers. Two of its trout rivers of fresh and crystalline waters: el Pelayo and the River Cuevas or Ricuevas. The first one is tamed in three beautiful natural swimming pools. Its forest are rich and varied from the Mediterranean forest of the end of the valley, passing through the oak forests, chestnuts and pine forest of the medium slope, with the orchards, cherry trees and olive trees, up to the meadow of its slopes. There are a varied flora (arbutus, brooms, cistus, rose hips ...) and fauna: goats, deer, wild boar, deer, vultures, eagles, squirrels, etc. Two singular trees are worthy to see: the Pine Bartolo (white pine) and the Pine Viper (resin pine). The municipality has numerous signed paths of short and medium tour which get into its forests and mountain spaces (path of la Apretura, path of the goatherd…). There are also many picnic areas, shelter, fountains, rehabilitated huts, etc. In the House of the Park of Risquillo is located the interpretation center of the South slope of Gredos and close to a park of adventures in the nature. Guisando has an important offer of touristic infrastructures: a camping with bungalows and free camping, hostels, numerous cottages, restaurants, bars, shops of food and pharmacy. The patronal festive in honor to Saint Mike is celebrated on the 29th of September, other important parties are San Pedro, on the 29th of June, and now with less importance the Tuesday´s Carnival which the procession to the hermitage of San José is kept.
Parque Regional de Gredos, La comarca de la Vera, El Valle del Tiétar, etc...
Senderismo, Rutas en Bicicleta, Rutas a Caballo, Escalada, Pesca, etc...