Walking on the Wild Side
Monfragüe National Park "a fine example of Mediterranean brushwood landscape"
Monfragüe National Park
It was declared as a National Park in 2007 and labelled as a Biosphere Reserve in 2003 by UNESCO, and is undoubtedly one of the largest and best conserved Mediterranean forest areas in the world. Surrounded by hills populated with oak forests and dotted with rocks and streams, rivers and reservoirs irrigate the riverside areas of Monfragüe National Park, resulting in a rich and varied plant and animal life. From the main viewing points we can observe the Griffon Vulture, the Black Stork, the Spanish Imperial Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, the Peregrine Falcon, the Egyptian Vulture and the Eagle Owl.
Tagus International Natural Park "pure and genuine way of life"
Tagus International Natural Park
Tagus International Natural Park, a stretch of 25,000 hectares that covers two different countries: Spain and Portugal was declared as a Natural Park in Spain in 2006. The park earned its "international" status following an agreement between Spain and Portugal. The park now encompasses over 20 Portuguese and Spanish municipalities that house a wealth of natural, historic, artistic, cultural, and, above all, culinary wonders to be discovered. This impressive park is featuring a unique endemic ecosystem, where the Tagus River serves as a source for rocky cliffs, green meadows, and endless hills harboring species like the black stork and golden eagle.