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La Serena, land of plains and water

Landscapes of La Serena

The richness of this natural area lies in its historical legacy and its delicious gastronomy. Livestock farming is the main activity in this charming land which shows their best to become a magic memory. The name of this zone comes from the Arab term Serna, translated as plain (open country). The actual translation from Spanish […]

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Sierra de Gata: mountains, valleys, landscapes

Sierra de Gata beautiful landscapes. Dam of Atalaya

Sierra de Gata is one of those fabulous places full of incomparable corners that enriches those who go there. It is located in the border with Portugal, this situation increases its cultural legacy, a memorable magical touch to all the towns and villages of Sierra de Gata. We begin our trip from Moraleja, this town […]

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The crane (Grus grus) in Extremadura

Cranes (Grus grus)

Every winter, about 75.000 cranes goes to Extremadura. This region is nowadays the main winter habitat for the european crane. Cranes cover in three weeks 3.000 kilometers from their nesting habitats in the North of Europe. Photo: Francisco Montero (CC BY-ND 2.0) The crane has the same size as the common stork. Feathers are cinder […]

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Great Bustard – The queen of plains

Great Bustard (Otis tarda)

It is the european heaviest bird and the biggest flying bird. Some of the biggest males weighing up to 20kg. Extremadura holds about 25% of the spanish great bustard population, that is about the 15% of Earth population. Photo: Great Bustard. Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Great Bustard (Otis tarda) lives in plains and […]

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Cherry Tree Blossom Feast in the Valley of Jerte

Cherry Tree Blossom

At the end of March, the Valley of Jerte welcomes the spring season showing its best distinguising feature: the beauty of its cherry trees blossoming. This celebration is described as a natural wonder. The whole valley turns into white due to the cherry trees white flowers.. over a million cherry trees showing their flowers at […]

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Trujillo and Miajadas area

Plaza Mayor of Trujillo

Both are zones with a rich variety of natural areas, a paradise for birdwatching and all kind of outdoor activities. And both are located near the Monfrague National Park. All this zone is made of agricultural lands and natural landscapes, together with plains, wetlands and reservoirs. The city of Trujillo is one of the most […]

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Navalmoral de la Mata and surrounding area

Belvis de Monroy.

It is located near the Monfrague National Park, a true paradise for birdwatching. The land arround Navalmoral de la Mata is known as Campo Arañuelo, a place with beautiful landscapes of meadows, plains and pine forests. The Valdecañas reservoir has created a natural environment ideal for native birds and is a crossing point for migratory […]

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Villuercas Ibores Jara Geopark

Villuercas Geopark

It is a mountainous massif that covers 2,544 km2 in the east area of Extremadura. Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Geopark is part of Global Geoparks programme of UNESCO: …The Geopark  (Villuercas-Ibores-Jara) is also extraordinarily rich in natural heritage including protected birds, biodiversity corridors, monumental trees, and Biosphere Reserves, with emblematic species such as the abundant cranes and raptors […]

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Siberia in Spain

Water, water, water everywhere in this region

This region of west Spain is known as La Siberia (yes, like the region located in north Asia) Water is the most representative element in this zone: the reservoir of La Serena in the south is the greatest reservoir in Western Europe. And the dams of Orellana, García Sola and Cíjara makes this region to […]

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Don Benito, Villanueva Medellin and Guadiana river

Views of Medellin from the castle

The Guadiana is one of two big rivers that flow through Extremadura lands. This zone is called Vegas of Guadiana because the lands are very fertile in the proximity of the Guadiana river in this area. Don Benito and Villanueva de la Serena are the main cities. Many cultures and civilizations were living in this […]

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