Cabañeros National Park in Ciudad RealAlcoba de los Montes (Ciudad Real)GPS: 39.347599029541016, -4.432640075683594
Cabañeros is much more than a national park: is an unique place in the world because the great Mediterranean forest of Europe survives here, where visitors can still see themselves surrounded by the most threatened Iberian fauna, and see fossils with more than 500 million years old. Its exceptional conservation allows visitors to enjoy the great Iberian natural reserve.
WHAT WE’LL SEE
In its landscape of mounds and open forest, large mammals live, such as the Spanish ibex, the Spanish imperial eagle and the cinereous vulture, in addition to the red deer. Its more than 1,000 plant species, its Ordovician fossils and the cabins of coal miners (carboneros), which give name to the park, are only a small part of its appeal.
Cabañeros National Park is in the northwest of the province of Ciudad Real, occupying an area of the southwest of the province of Toledo. The road that goes until the park entrance is CM-4017. From Toledo, it can be taken after the road CM-4013 and from Ciudad Real, it's the turnoff after the road CM-403.
MOST SUITABLE VISIT TIME. What to take
It is essential to organise your journey from one of the visitors centres. Any season is suitable to visit Cabañeros, with dry and hot summer, and cold and wet winters. It is an ideal place to visit with children, and whoever that wishes to be in touch with Nature.
News bulletin of Cabañeros National Park.