We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Monfrague National Park

Caceres, Spain
+34 680 85 87 24
Review Highlights
Fantastic place to watch birds, even if you aren't a "birdwatcher".

We passed through this park on our way and now I want to go back in order to explore it further... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, ON
An incredible reserve to watch birds

I didn't knew ahead how big this reserve is and when I realized it' it was too late to give more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lavon R
Read all 661 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“san carlos” (11 reviews)
“bird watching” (12 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 00:00 - 23:59
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Caceres, Spain
+34 680 85 87 24
Write a Review
Reviews (661)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed through this park on our way and now I want to go back in order to explore it further. The mountains are pretty, the views are great and the soaring birds are impressive. Next time I want to get off the beaten path...More

Thank Chileice
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't knew ahead how big this reserve is and when I realized it' it was too late to give more time. I doubt that i'll see golden eagles and griffon vulture birds and we saw so many that I couldn't believe. Some of them...More

Thank Lavon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When in Caceres, Trujillo or Plasencia it's a real treat to see this national park with the Visitor's centre and two tours from there by car. We enjoyed especially the tour to the Castello, where a free bus shuttle brings you very close to the...More

Thank petervanminderhout_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove this way from La Alberca to Truijillo, ignoring our sat nav as she really wanted us to drive the motorway! We were glad we did as the views were great and the huge birds flying across the sky above the rocks was a...More

Thank toniShanghai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like most National parks you need a car which is well catered for with good roads and plenty of stopping places (Miradores ).The visitor center is extensive with info and toilets.Some well marked walks start there.There are some really beautiful places with rivers and rocky...More

Thank chang33
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The park's centre at Villareal de San Carlos can easily be reached over good roads from eg Plasencia. The visitors centre provides excellent maps and the trails from there are clearly marked. We took the red trail down to the river , 1 1/2 hours...More

Thank Wim W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I'm not really a birdwatcher - but I do appreciate that this is an outstanding place. Most of all I liked the salto del Gitano, where multiple "Buitres Leonados" are nesting, as well as black stork. Go there when the sun is warming (about 11...More

Thank Anders_Virum_Denmark
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We never heard of it before until a friend recommended it to us when in the area. It is actually an amazing place, with a jaw-dropping scenery featuring river Tajo as the main actor. Ther are several outlooks where you can park your car and...More

Thank Helmut F
Reviewed 10 May 2017

It was our first time in the Monfrague National Park, we heard much about it but words cannot describe the feeling once you’re standing there. Around every street curve you can expect seeing and exploring new specious either birds, fauna,… One thing which we did...More

Thank Abdowi
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Must see if you are in the area. Amazing collection of eagles, vultures, stocks, kites. Masses of swifts. We were really lucky and also saw Red Deer. Lots of smaller birds like Black wheatears, warblers and Blue Rock Thrush. Total delight

Thank Jan R
Nearby Restaurants
Posada El Arriero
26 reviews
7.30 km away
10 reviews
7.99 km away
Las Habazas
32 reviews
12.57 km away
El Contraste Guormet
5 reviews
16.63 km away
Nearby Attractions
Monasterio Del Santisimo Cristo De La Victoria
5 reviews
7.52 km away
359 reviews
22.53 km away
Monfrague Treasures. Guias de naturaleza
12 reviews
16.65 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Christine B
We will be driving in a 7m motorhome. Are the roads through the park suitable for us? Will we be able to park up and go for a walk. We would like to do the two and half hour walk (green route I think) Thank you
31 March 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from AlanMerrins | Reviewed this property |
The roads 'should' be ok but there are a few hairpin bends. I think you'll be fine though as we saw a few tour buses. Remember to walk up to the Castillo as the views up there are fab. We really didn't see clearly marked... More
How do you get there from caceres without a car?
2 April 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from alisonka | Reviewed this property |
There isn't a bus service. Perhaps a taxi would be willing to take you and wait around for a set fee. Alternatively there are lots of bird watching businesses that will provide transport and expert advice
Where is the best campsite to stay at to be near or in the national park, and are there lots of birds around in late may and early june? Thanks
24 March 2015|
Response from TheGrumbler | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Regarding the ammout of birds, to be honest I don't know since I've only passed by it when I was travelling in Spain (I'm from Portugal). About places to stay, Plasencia is rather near and it's a nice town. Trujillo is... More