NATURAL SPACES

  LANDS OF THE ALQUEVA'S GREAT LAKE  

The prey Alqueva, which closes the riverbed of the Guadiana at a the level of this Portuguese locality, has originated a great artificial lake that for the quantity of dammed water and for his extension, has turned into the bigger reservoir of western Europa.

His banks bathe in his most municipal Portuguese terms, though also it occupies territories of Spanish populations Besides its hydroelectric utilization and water accumulation for human consumption and regadíos, Alqueva tries to stir into action the rural life of the interior of the Alentejo by means of the tourism of leisure and sports.

  NATURAL PARK OF CORNALVO  

This located in the surroundings of Merida, forming a part of the Net of Protected areas of Estremadura. His places are watered by the rivers Albarregas and Aljucen, which pass between the elevations of Vermilion Saw, way of the Guadiana.

The Meeting of Estremadura Nature reserve declared it in February, 1993. It occupies approximately 11.000 hectares. His original landscape is the Mediterranean forest, preserving original places, which are alternated with the big converted to pasture surfaces. Its fauna is of an extraordinary wealth, guarding protected species and in route of extinction.

 

 

 

                                                                                 NATIONAL PARK OF MONTFRAGÜE  

      NATURAL PARK OF SAINT MAMEDE  MOUNTAINS  

                                                                                   NATURAL PARK OF CORNALVO  

 

 

 

             LAND OF THE ALQUEVA'S GREAT LAKE  

 

 

 

 

  NATIONAL PARK OF MONTFRAGÜE   

Monfragüe's National Park is one of 14 National Spanish Parks. It is nailed in the province of Caceres, and is the first national park of Estremadura. Both rivers that water it, Tagus and his tributary the Tiétar cross an orography where big rocky places rise of cuarcitas colonized tawny vultures, alcones pilgrims, royal owls and eagles perdiceras. The riverbeds are the privileged habitat of the martín fisherman, cormorants and nightingales, in addition the typical otters.

 

  NATURAL PARK OF SAINT MAMEDE  MOUNTAINS  

Placed in the Department of the High place Alentejo, he has an extension of 40.000 hectares, with a mountainous relief to the north, and hills waved to the south. A rich fauna and flora are his more notable attractions.

Small villages and picturesque medieval villages, invite to a quiet visit, where history, monuments and the beautiful rural arquitetura give themselves the hand, to leave in the visitor an indelible recollection.

 

 Antonio García Candelas        Suggestions and impressions

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