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Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park

Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park




Contact details

Ciudad Real  (Castile-La Mancha)
tdaimiel@oapn.es
http://www.magrama.gob.es/es/red-parques-nacionales/nuestros-parques/daimiel/
Tel.:+34 926693118
Fax.:+34 926693118

Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-La Mancha

Province/Island:
Ciudad Real

Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park



Description

The paradise for birds

The park is a unique and special ecosystem, with wetlands formed by the rivers overflowing in their middle sections, causing flooding. The highest ecological value is the presence of birds that come to spend the winter and nest here, creating an area full of water birds.

Las Tablas de Daimiel were formed because of the overflowing in the confluence of the Guadiana and Cigüela rivers, favoured by the sloping terrain. The wetlands are strategically situated on the migration routes of many bird species, which stop over to rest and even to spend the winter. Water birds are the protagonists of the park. These species include the great crested grebe, little grebe and black-necked grebe, heron, cattle egret, night heron, and all kinds of Iberian Anatidae. There are many flower species in the waters, too. Some of them are underwater (such as soft hornwort and rough stonewort), floating (duckweeds) and emerging (blue sedge, giant reeds and rushes).

Municipalities

Ciudad Real (Castile-La Mancha)

Daimiel, Villarrubia de los Ojos, Torralba de Calatrava


Location

It is situated in the province of Ciudad Real (Castile-La Mancha), in the heart of Spain.


Type of area
National park

Area
1.928 hectares

What you can do


  • Routes around the Park

Map

Access and surroundings

Cultural information

Windmills are some of the most important human constructions that were erected in Las Tablas and the surrounding area until the 20th century. Up to 14 windmills have been counted, some of which date back to the Middle Ages.
 

Environmental information

Las Tablas de Daimiel are the best example in Spain of a wetland ecosystem. Each season is different in the park.
 

Information for visits

11 kilometres after the town of Daimiel there is a sign to turn off towards the park's Visitor Centre. There are three different routes for exploring the park. Check the Visitor Centres.

More access information
 

Visitor centres

Tablas de Daimiel visitor centre

Location

Apdo. Correos 3
Daimiel (Ciudad Real)

Contact details

Tel.:: [+34 926693118]
Fax.: [+34 926693118]


Schedule

From Sep 15 to Jun 14
Public holidays
From 08:30 to 18:30

From Jun 15 to Sep 14
From 09:00 to 21:00