Cornavalo Nature Reserve
Ctra. de Trujillanos-Embalse de Cornalvo s/n.
06892 Trujillanos, Badajoz (Extremadura)
Centro de Interpretación del Parque Natural de Cornalvo
Cornavalo Nature Reserve is located near Mérida,. and inside you can find the reservoir that bears the same name on the river Alberrega and its dam.
This area is made up of two parallel mountain ranges in an east-west direction. These mountain ranges are not very high and are called sierra del Moro and sierra Bermeja.
- Type of area Nature reserve
- Area 11.601 ha hectares
Access and surroundings
Cornalvo Nature Reserve lies near the city of Mérida, whose Roman archaeological site has been named World Heritage. Its Roman theatre is especially worth of noteWithin the reserve, you will come across the Roman dam of Cornalvo, declared to be a National Monument in 1912. It is a dam, in the shape of a horn, about 4 kilometres long.
It is noted for its fauna. More than 200 species of vertebrates have been recorded in the area. Among them, the grey eaglet.
Information for visits
Access to the park is unrestricted. The best way to get there is from Mérida.
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INTERRAIL EXTREMADURA ROUTE
"El Otoño de las Hayas". Autumn beech
Mérida Tour: Theatre, Amphitheatre, Arab Alcazaba and Temple
Mérida: Roman Theatre and Amphitheatre guided walking tour