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Monfrague National Park

Caceres, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 33 Attractions in Caceres
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
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Melbourne
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73 reviews 73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a drive through the Monfrague National Park - the scenery is stunning particularly the rocky outcrops, and we enjoyed watching the birds. The road is good as there is plenty of parking at the main lookout point.

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Toronto
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Although it is possible to drive through the park, there are many hiking trails throughout. My husband and I did a 5 km walk up to the castle, which affords a panoramic view of the Tajo River. We brought food and water and had a picnic when we got to the top while watching vultures gliding gracefully in front of... More

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Almeria, Spain
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We just drove through this park but it looked very good and wished we could have explored it further. It appears to be very big with a river running through it. There was a camping site too.

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Bordeaux, France
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Super scenic, windy roads with a great view from the castle. A family of vultures live here - real fun to watch how elegant they are soaring in the sky catching the thermals!

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Benitachell
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Worth a visit when in the Plasencia region. See mighty birds circling overhead,articial lakes and a very interesting landscape with unusual rock formations all easily reachable by a small but good road leading through the National Park.

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Stratford-Upon-Avon, England
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26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It is so good we went twice in 2 days. The place to go is the castle 8km from the visitor centre. You can park at the very bottom and walk up the road or park at the very top. Either way you should see well over a hundred vultures doing vultury things. Swooping round on soaring arcs, landing on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a new national park so the visitors centre at Villarreal de San Carlos isn't finished yet but there is a good information centre and plenty of places to eat. We travelled from Trujillo about 1 hr. We stopped at the castle and saw the vultures and griffon flying over and under us! There were so many birds. There... More

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New Romney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went to this lovely national park, had a wonderful walk about and saw some deer, lots of birds and beauitiful flowers

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Caceres, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful places in Extremadura (my region). I would recommend a visit in May or September... It could be so hot in summer :)

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Monfrague national Park is one of the most beautiful areas of Spain, especially if you are a birdwatcher! Take the road up to the Castle (free when we were there)and you'll bbe rewarded by the sight of Griffon and Black Vultures flying ten feet above your head. There are many miradors (view points) along the roads, and parking spaces... More

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