Welcome to La Alberca
La Alberca is one of the largest and most beautifully preserved of Sierra de Francia's villages; a historic and harmonious huddle of narrow alleys flanked by gloriously ramshackle houses built of stone, wood beams and plaster. Look for the date they were built (typically the late 18th century) carved into the door lintels.
Numerous stores sell local products such as jamón, as well as baskets and the inevitable tackier souvenirs. The centre is the pretty-as-a-postcard Plaza Mayor; there's a market here on Saturday mornings.