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Monfrague National Park

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Address: , Caceres, Spain
Phone Number: 605898154
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Birding Perfection!!

Extremadura is one of the best birding locations in Europe. At it's heart is Monfrague National Park. Based around the village of Villareal de San Carlos the national park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Extremadura is one of the best birding locations in Europe. At it's heart is Monfrague National Park. Based around the village of Villareal de San Carlos the national park includes many sites of interest to birders and non birders alike. They include Pena Falcon and Monfrague Castle, and many others. As a keen birder the whole area seems to be... More 

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hereford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Unspoilt area full of stunning birds of prey. Great scenery with very good facilities. Well documented walks and guides

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Salto del Gitano is the place to stop, get out the binoculars and cameras and just watch the amazing bird life - mostly Griffon vultures but other species too. There is space for car-parking and plenty of space on the path for groups of bird watchers.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were up early and drove to the foot of the hill leading to Castillo, and then walked up. We were the only people around and had brilliant views in all directions, and Griffin Vultures gliding past us, above and below, and right alongside. Spectacular!

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Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We passed through the National Park on our trip from Trujillo to the Monastero of Yuste. There are plenty of picnic places to stop and to enjoy the scenery. The number of birds of prey circling is impressive. It is defenitely worth a visit, even for non specialists.

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Incredible scenery and bird life. We booked a trip with the tourist office - it was run by Birding in Extremadura, and the guide took us around in a 4x4, including off road areas that people travelling on their own can't visit. He had a telescope and binoculars, and got me some spectacular photos using my camera attached to his... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visited Monfrague in late April, having seen a short segment on the vultures on a David Attenborough program, and then realising that this was going to be quite close to where we were headed in Spain. To make it clear from the start, we are not birdwatchers! However, this was one of the absolute highlights of our visit to... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

There is one main road through the park, intersected by a visitor centre with cafes and toilets, be sure not to miss the second half, people sometimes think that the centre is it. Take a picnic, there are lots of places to stop and refresh yourselves whilst watching the magnificent bird life. There are lots of excellent viewing points, just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We just started our interest in birding and having read other reviews we just had to go. Egyptian vultures and imperial eagles soared above the gorgeous confluence of two rivers and large craggy monoliths. Either from Trujillo or Caceres a reasonable drive puts you up close and personal with multitudes of raptors and outstanding scenery. The view from the Castillo... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We did an 8 k walk through Monfrague recently. Not a walking path for the timid but not too onerous. Some of the scenery was interesting but around midday there wasn't too much fauna about. On the drive out we stopped at a spot where you could see vultures nesting and flying past quite close. That was terrific. The information... More 

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