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Tagus International Nature Reserve

The Tagus International Nature Reserve is one of the last refuges for various threatened species native to Mediterranean woodlands. Pure flora and fauna biodiversity.

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The natural border between Spain and Portugal


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Tagus International Nature Reserve
Varios municipios , Cáceres (Extremadura)
  • The Tagus International Nature Reserve is one of the last refuges for various threatened species native to Mediterranean woodlands. Pure flora and fauna biodiversity.

    This Nature Reserve in the north west of Caceres province follows the Tagus river and its tributaries, the Erjas and the Sever, which act as a natural 60 kilometre border.

    The Spanish part covers 25,088 hectares and is home to many species, some of which are threatened with extinction, such as the black stork, the Iberian imperial eagle and the indigenous freshwater crayfish. The indigenous fauna also includes otters, water lizards, the short-toed eagle, the golden eagle, the Egyptian vulture, Griffon vultures, black vultures and Bonelli's eagles, and an almost endless list of other mammals and fish.

    The iris pseudacorus and the serpias perez-chiscanoi are two of the most interesting plants in the Park, which they share with many indigenous species, such as juniper, Montpellier maple, antirrhinum majus, anchusa arvensis, single-leaf hyacinth and the narcissus cernuus.

    The artistic and ethnographic heritage of the eleven towns in this area is set in an unforgettable landscape with many megalithic sites and traces of a multitude of cultures, including Roman, Visigoth and Jewish remains.

    You might start your visit at the Alcántara, El Casón (Cedillo) or Pendere (Santiago de Alcántara) nature centres, where you can find out about places to visit in the park.

    Further information is available at www.turismotajointernacional.com

  • Type:

    • Natural Park

    Accessibility:

    • Accessible car park

    Services:

    • Outreach Material
    • Interpretive panels

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