If Monfragüe had to summarize its essence in a slogan that would be "Mediterranean Forest Corner". Much of the 18,396 hectares of park area are spots of Mediterranean forest, probably the best preserved in the world.
These forest patches, attached to the quartzite rocks that form the crests of the mountains and hatches, places where rivers breached through the mountains, and the extensive meadows have led Monfragüe is one of the largest bird sanctuaries all Europe.
Currently have counted a total of 280 vertebrate species, including the most representative of Mediterranean fauna. It is especially significant wealth in birds found highly threatened. The most significant are the Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti), Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus), the Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), the Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Bonelli's Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus) or Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) between many others.
In addition, four ecosystems rocky areas, Ribera, Monte Mediterranean and Meadows, has counted a wide variety of plant species that are ideal for the survival of all species of vertebrate complement outlined above.
The park covers Monfragüe municipality of 7 locations: Torrejón el Rubio, Serradilla, Serrejón, Plasencia, Casas de Miravete, Jaraicejo and Toril. It was declared a Natural Park on April 4, 1979 and National Park on March 2, 2007. In addition, along with the 97 764 ha surrounding it were declared Area of Special Interest for Birds (SPA) in 1994 and Biosphere Reserve in 2003.
Today there are many viewpoints and places of interest to visit. The most popular sites are Monfragüe Castle, a fortress ruins of the XII century, and the Salto del Gitano, one of the main viewpoints of birds National Park, along with others like the Tajadilla or Portilla del Tajo.
Also there is a network of trails, both the National Park and Biosphere Reserve of which will soon have full information on this site.
To organize your visit we recommend that you contact our Office of Tourism, it will offer all information on the visit and will help make your visit if necessary. Feel free phone call 927-455292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org