Monfragüe was declared a Natural Park in 1979 and National Park in 2007. It has 18,396 hectares of dehesa, scrub and native mediterranean forest, as well as a large amount of fauna. In addition, it covers another 116,160 peripheral hectares classified as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2003 and whose extent includes the location in which we are located.
The park is one of the world leaders in ornithological matters and European reference in the observation of birds of prey (birding) Among the fauna (more than 280 species of vertebrates) are found some of the most significant species of Spanish nature such as the imperial eagle, the black vulture, the black stork or the lynx, all of them in grave danger of extinction. In addition, we can see Egyptian vulture, golden eagle, peregrine falcon, primilla kestrel, royal owl, deer, wild boar, fox, etc., as well as enjoy spectacular landscapes and incomparable vegetation.
In this natural environment dehesas of cork oaks and holm oaks are mixed with the rockroses. The arbutus and heathers are born at the feet of ash, willows and holly from the wettest areas.