Extremadura Discovery Guide

Overview

Located on the Western part of Spain, the autonomous region of Extremadura is bordered by the country of Portugal to the West, the autonomous region of Castile and León to the North, the region of Andalusia to the south and Castile-La Mancha to the East. Extremadura has long been recognized as a haven for the country’s diverse wildlife. As such, it is no wonder then that the region of Extremadura is home to some of the most beautiful national parks in the entire Spain.

From majestic mountain ranges to lush, dense forests, the national parks of Extremadura offers travellers the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life and to slow down while communing with nature. One of the most popular natural parks in the region is the Monfragüe National Park. Recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since the year 2003, the park offers some of the spectacular cliffs and rock faces where mountain climbers and rock climbers can attempt to conquer to gain the spectacular and breathtaking view of the park from its peaks. For those that would like to try some activities that are closer to the ground, there are a number of different hiking trails which you can travel on foot as well as water activities you can do on the Tietar River, which cuts through the entire park.

Extremadura is also known for its rich cultural heritage influenced greatly by the Moors and the Romans. All throughout the region, you would be able to find ruins showcasing some of the finest pieces of ancient architecture, including the longest bridge built by the Romans in Spain.
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