Castle of Cabanas del Castillo

Las Villuercas mountains, Extremadura, Caceres Province  >  Spain

Castle ruins in the middle of the Villuercas mountains. A great area for many raptors and birds of the meditteranean ecosystem.

Added* by Mats van Kasteren
Most recent update 8 January 2024


The Castle sits on one of the parallel ridges of the mountains. The nearby cliffs are breeding sites for a score of birds (mainly raptors) and they often soar by. Given that the site is relatively high altitude, many mountain species can be found here as well.



From the village of Cabanas del Castillo, follow the signs "Castillo". After a quite steep and rocky climb up the mountain, you reach the Castle.

Terrain and Habitat

Mountain , Canyon/cliff , Scattered trees and bushes , Plateau , Valley


Mountainous , Rocky , Dry , Dusty

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Summer


Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Peregrine Falcon, an otherwise rare bird in Extremadura, on the rockface south of the Castle.

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