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Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park

Address: Sepulveda, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Sepulveda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Malaga, Spain
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93 reviews 93 reviews
17 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Walked down to see the stunningly set Ermita de San Frutos. The church is set on a promontory, in the midst of gorgeous and stunning scenery. Not overly demanding walking, either. Kites and other birds of prey fly overhead. Not to be missed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Historical Ermita de San Frutas perched on a promontory of the Hoces De Duraton. Buitre Leonardos (Griffin Vultures) nesting in the rocky river cliffs & soaring overhead. David Attenborough there weeks before filming those very same birds.

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Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Stunning scenery, gorge views.... looks like a mini Grand Canyon! Amazing vultures flying overhead. GO EARLY!! No one else was there when we visited at about 9.30! Easy walk, but parents need to keep an eye on their children. There are big dropsaway from the path! Easy parking, with an excellent map and information board. An attraction to be on... More 

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madrid
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174 reviews 174 reviews
36 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great walks above the Gorges but even better seeing them from a kayak. We joined a small group with Hoces del Duraton SL who organise trips from the village of Sebulcor. Try and locate them on Google Earth before going as we didn't see any signs in Sebulcor to help us to locate them! The trip itself was excellent, though... More 

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benfleet essex
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

A visit to this area is a must. It is a miniature Grand Canyon with amazing views in every direction.

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Leverett, Massachusetts
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133 reviews 133 reviews
29 attraction reviews
323 helpful votes 323 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We spent an incredible June morning walking down to the Hermitage of Saint Fructus in the Duratón River Canyons National Park. Breathtaking is not a big enough word to describe how astounding this corner of the park (which, in its entirety is fabulous, along the riverbed) is. As you leave the parking lot and follow the dusty trail, you will... More 

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Gent, België
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The canyons are impressive, they appear as having been misplaced in this otherwise quite monotonous landscape. Especially the region around the little romanesque church of San Frutos and the ruins of the old franciscan monastery are worth visiting. The nearby city of Sepulveda h a lot of bars and restaurants and som interesting historic buildings.

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Bruntal, Czech Republic
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Dont miss this place when in region! The walk from the parking is shot and it is part of the enjoyment, because you are already in fact there and can enjoy the views and nature. The parking is free, there are orientaton tables in the nearby villages so you will not get lost. Keep driving on the cobble road until... More 

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