Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park
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).
Type of area
Area: 1.928 Hectares
Location: It is situated in the province of Ciudad Real (Castile-La Mancha), in the heart of Spain.
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.
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Environmental information: Las Tablas de Daimiel are the best example in Spain of a wetland ecosystem. Each season is different in the park.
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.
Recorridos por el Parque
Tel.: +34 926693118
Fax.: +34 926693118
Ciudad Real (Castilla-La Mancha)
Daimiel, Torralba de Calatrava, Villarrubia de los Ojos
In Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park you can...
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Centro de Visitantes
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