Extremadura owns one of the best preserved natural environments in Europe. We find numerous protected areas in its parks, natural reserves and monuments, as well as Special Protection Areas for birds (SPAs) as recognition of its natural value.
In the lower areas of the mountain ranges and in the plains, we will find the “dehesas extremeñas”, a typical landscape of western Spain, formed by woodlands of Holm oak and cork trees and fields dedicated to grazing and agriculture.
Furthermore, two of the most important Spanish rivers, the Tajo and the Guadiana, flow through the land of Extremadura creating around the river basins a unique and extremely beautiful landscape and also providing water for the region’s agriculture and farming activities.
+ Parks, Reserves and Landscapes
- UNESCO World Geopark Villuercas, Ibores, Jara
- National Park of Monfragüe
- National Park of Cornalvo (Mérida, Badajoz, 13.000k has)
- National Park of Tajo Internacional (Cáceres 25.000 has)
- Natural reserve Garganta de los Infiernos (Valle del Jerte, 7.000k has)
- Protected landscape Valcorchero y Sierra del Gordo (Plasencia 1.200 has)
- Mine La Joyana (Fuente del Arco, Badajoz)
- Los Barruecos (Malpartida de Cáceres)
- Caves of Fuentes de León (Badajoz)
- Caves of Castañar (Castañar de Ibor, Cáceres)
+ Areas of regional interest
- Llanos de Cáceres (ZEPAS)
- Mountain chain Grande de Hornachos (Badajoz)
- Mountain chain San Pedro (Cáceres)
- Reservoir de Orellana y Sierra de Pela (Badajoz)
- Tierra de Barros (Badajoz)
- Mountain chain Tentudía (Badajoz)