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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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Stratford-Upon-Avon, England
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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York, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We drove through the park stopping off at selected points to view the Griffon Vultures and were amazed at how close we were to the birds and how many we saw just from the viewpoints. The scenery all around was spectacular and there are lots of walking trails if you really want to get off the beaten track. Make sure... More

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Altrincham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Three of us stayed in the chalets in Camping Monfrague which had a small kitchen, adequate bathroom, double room and a settee. This is a good site for tents and camper vans with a bar/restaurant, small shop and I think a pool. It was pretty busy when we were there. We got a special rate of 50 euros a night... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

There is nothing to dislike in this beautiful Park. Amazing scenery and wild life. The bird life is incredible ,and we wwere able to view nesting griffons egyptian vultures and storks. On this visit we did not see the otter but others did. The castle now has 2 new view points which is great, and the only `cafe ` area... More

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London
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24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Initial reaction when driving through was slight disappointment as it's not especially dramatic. But we walked the green and yellow trails and both had some of the loveliest walking I have done in Spain. The meadow flowers (in early May) we're stunning. Bird life plentiful. Lots of vultures. I'd recommend starting early as it was hot by eleven in May.

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Madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Whatever you want to do (view vultures or walk through the nice landscape of Monfragüe N.P.), it can be provided. Good information points (in Villarreal de San Carlos there are also 2 visitor centres with ample information of the area). For 3 walks through the N.P. you don´t need special authorization. Recommended.

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