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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

Description

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.

Details

Access

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

Conditions

Mountainous , Rocky , Dry , Dusty

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Summer

Route

Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Strenuous

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

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

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