Lands of the Tagus
Steppes surrounded by freshwater ideal for practising sports.
These fields are composed of extensive stretches of Special Protection Areas for Birds (ZEPA), that are home to diverse birdlife and are dotted with lagoons, where the tench abounds, and rocky riversides created by the narrowing of the Tagus River, Almonte River and Salor River. These riverbanks offer an ideal setting for recreational fishing and water sports in the several kilometres of inland coast that make up these calm waters that converge in the enormous Alcántara Dam.
Located south of the City of Coria bordering the Alagón Valley region, together with the Sierra de Santa Marina mountain range that divides the municipalities of Cañaveral, Pedroso de Acím and Portezuelo, these lands are considered as important natural enclaves. For centuries, they have preserved a substantial historic-artistic legacy that has been responsible for the development of local cultural tourism. Some of the best examples include the City of Cáceres, whose Old Town has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the outstanding historical buildings of Brozas, or the magnificent historical complex of Alcántara presided over by the universal Roman Bridge (2nd Century) destined to last forever in the world.