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Monfrague National Park

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Address: Caceres, Spain
Phone Number: 605898154
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Grat Park for birdwatching

Enormous national park with a three of the more rare birds of Europe: black vulture, black stork and iberian imperial eagle

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enormous national park with a three of the more rare birds of Europe: black vulture, black stork and iberian imperial eagle

Thank Ricard A
Ashkelon, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hundreds of Griffon vultures flying above or standing on the rocks, well seen from the miradors, Beautiful scenery. worth visiting.

1 Thank judsk
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Fantastic natural park , renowned for its chance to see birds of prey at close quarters. You can drive through the main areas of the park and stop at the viewpoints. Most well known is Salto del Gitano where Griffon Vultures sit on the rocks close to the road. Also chance to see rare Black Vulture and Spanish imperial eagle.... More 

2 Thank PeterA338
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We pulled here on route from Madrid to Caceres. We'd brought some supplies at Navalmoral on the way for a picnic lunch. After stopping at the info centre we then went onto the lookout a couple of kilometres south of the bridge (sorry can't remember the name of the spot). As others have said its great for bird watching and... More 

1 Thank Tim D
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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 

2 Thank Julie1200
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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

2 Thank pap900
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.

2 Thank EileenMulga
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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!

1 Thank butterflyfish13
Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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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.

3 Thank Chris C
Harrow, United Kingdom
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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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