Contact details

Matalascañas-Almonte, , Huelva  (Andalusia)
Nature Reserve Management and Conservation office
en.donana.cma@juntadeandalucia.es
www.juntadeandalucia.es/medioambiente/site/portalweb
Tel.:+34 959439627
Tel.:+34 959439626
Fax.:+34 959448576

Location

Doñana National Park

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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 paradise of biodiversity

The biodiversity to be found in Doñana is a result of the conjunction of different ecosystems. Located on the right bank of the mouth of the Guadalquivir river, part of this territory was declared a Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO in 1980, together with the whole of what is today the National Park.

Doñana and the surrounding area are characterised by their flatness. A transition can be seen from the gently sloping landscapes of what are known as the “cotos” (stabilised sand dunes), the live dunes and the marsh. This last forms the most outstanding landscape type due to its role as a refuge for numerous migratory birds. The reserve has a wide variety of ecosystems: from natural marshes, to reforested stands merging with natural vegetation, dune systems on the coastline, and lagoons moving towards the interior. The most important plant species are the Spanish juniper, pine trees, scrub, cork oak, heather, rosemary, larrea, Spanish buckthorn, gorse, broom, rock rose, etc. The fauna to be found in the reserve include a wide variety of species, of which the most significant are the water and migratory birds, in addition to the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardina), which has become the emblem of Doñana, thanks to its role as an endemic carnivore on the Iberian Peninsula. Other species that can be seen here are red deer, fallow deer and wild boar, as well as some reptiles.

Municipalities

Cadiz (Andalusia)

Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Huelva (Andalusia)

Almonte, Hinojos

Seville (Andalusia)

Aznalcázar, Puebla del Río, La


  • Type of area Biosphere reserve, Nature reserve
  • Area 53835 hectares

Map

Access and surroundings

Cultural information

The relationship between man and nature which has been established throughout history between Doñana and its inhabitants is one of the most interesting elements of the visit. The town of Moguer is located within the limits of the Nature Reserve, and is one of the milestones on Columbus’ route to Huelva. The city of Moguer still conserves the typical Andalusian style of architecture. Another interesting visit is to the dock and pier over the Tinto river, the location of the shipyards which built one of the three caravelles which took part in the discovery of America.

Environmental information

Over 500 plant and animal species of outstanding ecological value make their home in Doñana.

Information for visits

Check with the visitor centres.

Visitor centres

Visitor centre: Fábrica de Hielo

Location

Avenida Bajo de Guía, s/n.
11540 Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cadiz)

Contact details

Tel.:: [+34 956386577]
Fax.: [+34 956362196]
en.donana-cvfabricahielo.cma@juntadeandalucia.es


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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

Cerrado Garrido. Marismas de Aznalcázar.
Aznalcázar (Seville)

Contact details

Tel.:: [+34 671564145]
en.donana-cvjavalverde.cma@juntadeandalucia.es


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    Accessibility. Accessible environments and services in Spain.

Schedule

  • 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 A-483 El Rocío-Matalascañas, Km. 12
21760 Almonte (Huelva)

Contact details

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


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Schedule

  • 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

Ctra. de El Rocío a Matalascañas, Km. 2
21750 Almonte (Huelva)

Contact details

Tel.:: [+34 959439570, +34 959439569], [+34 959439570, +34 959439569]
en.donana-cvrocina.cma@juntadeandalucia.es


Schedule

  • 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 10:00 to 15:00 From 16:00 to 18:00

Visitor centre: Palacio del Acebrón

Location

Carretera El Rocío - Matalascañas, a 6 Km. del centro de visitantes "La Rocina"
21750 Almonte (Huelva)

Contact details

Tel.:: [+34 959506162]
en.donana-cvacebron.cma@juntadeandalucia.es


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    Accessibility. Accessible environments and services in Spain.

Schedule

  • From Sep 16 to Jun 15
  • From 09:00 to 19:00
  • From Jun 16 to Sep 15
  • From 10:00 to 15:00 From 16:00 to 20:00

Visitor centre: Los Centenales

Location

Carretera A-484 Hinojos - Almonte
21740 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 Oct 01 to Mar 30
  • From Monday to Sunday From 10:00 to 14:00 From 16:00 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