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Malcata Mountain Natural Reserve

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Malcata Mountain Natural Reserve
Location Rua Doutor António Nunes Ribeiro Sanches 60
6090-587 PENAMACOR
District:Castelo Branco
County :Penamacor
Parish:Penamacor
Contacts Tel:277394467
Fax:277394580
Email:rnsm@icn.pt

Created in 1981, Natural Reserve of Malcata Mountain covers a 6348 ha area in the middle of the mountain. It is 425m to 1078m high. This reserve consists of a set of rocky formations that stretch from northeast to southwest, separated by water streams that flow along schist soils. Located at the Spanish border, this reserve embraces the councils of Penamacor and Sabugal (where the reserve is located), set in the middle of Coa river in the north and Bazágueda river in the south. In this green area, the relics of Mediterranean woods are particularly impressive. Therefore, this reserve was classified in 1987 European Council Biogenetic Reserve. Brooms are the predominant botanical species in the north region of the mountain that is characterised by a cold humid climate. From May to June, brooms provide a wonderful show, for the mountain is covered by huge yellow and white areas. From the nine existing carnivorous species, the almost extinct Iberian lynx is the most important one, along with the fox, the wolf and the wild cat. Malcata is also famous for uncommon bird species, such as the goshawk, the eagle owl, the golden eagle, the short-toed Eagle and the red kite.

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Responsable: Instituto de Conservação da Natureza

Services available: Trails

Observations: There is a delegation of the Reserve in Sabugal.

Access: By car: EN 233 - Penamacor; By train: Penamacor, Sabugal, Guarda and Castelo Branco Stations.

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MORE INFORMATION

Responsable: Instituto de Conservação da Natureza

Services available: Trails

Observations: There is a delegation of the Reserve in Sabugal.

Access: By car: EN 233 - Penamacor; By train: Penamacor, Sabugal, Guarda and Castelo Branco Stations.

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

Localização Rua Doutor António Nunes Ribeiro Sanches 60
6090-587 PENAMACOR
Distrito:Castelo Branco
County:Penamacor
Parish:Penamacor
Contactos Tel:277394467
Fax:277394580
Email:rnsm@icn.pt
www.icn.pt

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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