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Doñana National Park



Location

Autonomous region:
Andalusia

Doñana National Park

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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.

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    Biosphere Reserve, recognition from UNESCO for certain natural sites..

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    Ecotourism. ECST (European Charter for Sustainable Tourism) accreditation for certain natural areas.




Description

A variety of ecosystems

The biodiversity to be found in Doñana is due to a combination of different ecosystems. It was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1980.

The Park is characterised by its flatness. A transition can be seen from the gently sloping landscapes of the stabilised sand dunes, known as "cotos", to the marsh, which is the most interesting area, as it is a refuge for numerous migratory birds. The fauna to be found in Doñana includes a wide variety of species, of which the most significant are the birds, but also the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardina), a carnivore indigenous to the Iberian Peninsula and which has become the park's emblem.

Municipalities

Huelva (Andalusia)

Almonte, Hinojos

Seville (Andalusia)

Aznalcázar, Puebla del Río, La


Location

The park is situated in the region of Andalusia in southern Spain, between the provinces of Huelva and Seville.
 


See tourist services and activities in the park


Type of area
Biosphere reserve, National park

Area
54.252 hectares

What you can do


  • Routes around the Park

Map

Access and surroundings

Cultural information

The relationship between man and nature that Doñana has forged throughout history is one of the most interesting features to discover here. You will find beacons that protected the area against the attacks of Berber pirates, and huts made with plants. The famous pilgrimage to El Rocío also takes place in the area every August.
 

Environmental information

It has three different ecosystems: the marsh, non-stabilised sand dunes and stabilised sand, or "cotos". This provides a home to a unique biodiversity in Europe, which includes endangered species such as the golden eagle and the Iberian lynx.

The park stands out because of its marked seasons, mainly in the marsh. It floods in autumn; in winter it looks like a shallow lake; in spring the water surface gets covered in flora; and in summer, it is a desert of broken and dusty clay. The marsh is also extremely important because thousands of birds nest and stop over on their migration routes.
 

Information for visits

You can check the Visitor Centres on this page.

More access information.
 

Visitor centres

Visitor centre: Fábrica de Hielo

Location

Avenida de Bajo de Guía s/n
Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cadiz)

Contact details

Tel.:: [+34 956386577]
en.donana-cvfabricahielo.cma@juntadeandalucia.es


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    Accessibility. Accessible environments and services in Spain.

Schedule

From Nov 01 to Apr 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 19:00



From May 01 to Jun 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 20:00



From Jul 01 to Aug 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 21:00



From Sep 01 to Oct 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 20:00



Visitor centre: José Antonio Valverde

Location

Aznalcázar (Seville)

Contact details

Tel.:: [+34 971564145]
en.donana-cvfabricadehielo.cma@juntadandalucia.es


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    Accessibility. Accessible environments and services in Spain.

Schedule

From Nov 01 to Apr 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 19:00



From May 01 to Jun 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 20:00



From Jul 01 to Aug 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 21:00



From Sep 01 to Oct 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 20:00



From Oct 01 to May 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 18:00



From Jun 01 to Sep 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 20:00



Visitor centre: El Acebuche

Location

Carretera El Rocío - Matalascañas, kilómetro 12
Almonte (Huelva)

Contact details

Tel.:: [+34 959439629]
en.donana-cvacebuche.cma@juntadeandalucia.es


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    Accessibility. Accessible environments and services in Spain.

Schedule

From Nov 01 to Apr 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 19:00



From May 01 to Jun 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 20:00



From Jul 01 to Aug 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 21:00



From Sep 01 to Oct 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 20:00



From Oct 01 to May 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 18:00



From Jun 01 to Sep 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 20:00



From Sep 01 to Jun 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 08:00 to 19:00




From Jul 01 to Aug 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 08:00 to 21:00




Visitor centre: La Rocina

Location

Carretera El Rocío - Matalascañas, (a un kilómetro de El Rocío)
Almonte (Huelva)

Contact details

Tel.:: [+34 959439569]
en.donana-cvrocina.cma@juntadeandalucia.es


Schedule

From Nov 01 to Apr 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 19:00



From May 01 to Jun 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 20:00



From Jul 01 to Aug 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 21:00



From Sep 01 to Oct 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 20:00



From Oct 01 to May 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 18:00



From Jun 01 to Sep 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 20:00



From Sep 01 to Jun 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 08:00 to 19:00




From Jul 01 to Aug 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 08:00 to 21:00




From Sep 16 to Jun 15
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 19:00




From Jun 16 to Sep 15
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 15:00
From 16:00 to 20:00




Visitor centre: Palacio del Acebrón

Location

Carretera El Rocío - Matalascañas, (a 7 kilómetros de El Rocío)
Almonte (Huelva)

Contact details

Tel.:: [+34 671593138]
en.donana-cvacebron.cma@juntadeandalucia.es


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    Accessibility. Accessible environments and services in Spain.

Schedule

From Nov 01 to Apr 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 19:00



From May 01 to Jun 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 20:00



From Jul 01 to Aug 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 21:00



From Sep 01 to Oct 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 20:00



From Oct 01 to May 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 18:00



From Jun 01 to Sep 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 20:00



From Sep 01 to Jun 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 08:00 to 19:00




From Jul 01 to Aug 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 08:00 to 21:00




From Sep 16 to Jun 15
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 19:00




From Jun 16 to Sep 15
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 15:00
From 16:00 to 20:00




From Sep 16 to Jun 15
From 09:00 to 19:00




From Jun 16 to Sep 15
From 09:00 to 15:00
From 16:00 to 20:00




Visitor centre: Los Centenales

Location

Carretera A-484 Hinojos - Almonte
Hinojos (Huelva)

Contact details

Tel.:: [+34 959439620]
en.donana-cvcentenales.cma@juntadeandalucia.es


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    Accessibility. Accessible environments and services in Spain.

Schedule

From Nov 01 to Apr 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 19:00



From May 01 to Jun 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 20:00



From Jul 01 to Aug 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 21:00



From Sep 01 to Oct 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 20:00



From Oct 01 to May 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 18:00



From Jun 01 to Sep 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 20:00



From Sep 01 to Jun 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 08:00 to 19:00




From Jul 01 to Aug 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 08:00 to 21:00




From Sep 16 to Jun 15
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 19:00




From Jun 16 to Sep 15
From Monday to Sunday
From 09:00 to 15:00
From 16:00 to 20:00




From Sep 16 to Jun 15
From 09:00 to 19:00




From Jun 16 to Sep 15
From 09:00 to 15:00
From 16:00 to 20:00




From Oct 01 to Mar 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 17:00 to 19:00




From Apr 01 to Sep 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 17:00 to 20:00