Natural Monument Canyon of Buitreras
The Cañón de las Buitreras (“Vulture’s Nest Canyon”) Natural Monument is located on the peripheries of the Los Alcornocales Natural Park. The canyon, granted natural monument status in 2003 and covering an area of 218,766 square metres, is over 100 metres deep and was created by the passage of the river Guadiaro. A stand-out element of the flora is the European fan palm, the only indigenous European palm species, of which there are particularly tall specimens. The fauna includes the animal that gives the canyon its name, a colony of griffon vultures, as well as the otters that inhabit the river Guadiaro. The landscape is complemented by human constructions, such as railway tunnels and the Los Alemanes bridge.
- Located outside an urban area
- Inland area