Hoces del Río Duratón Natural Park

Hoces del Rio Duratón Natural Park
Location Castilla y León, Spain
Nearest city Sepúlveda, Segovia
Established 1989

Hoces del Rio Duratón Natural Park (Spanish: Parque Natural de las Hoces del Río Duratón) is a natural park of 5,037 hectares [1] 12 km east from Sepúlveda, Segovia. Its name refers to the Duratón River. "Las Hoces" refers to the series of 100m high gorges that were formed by the Duratón.[2]

Saint Fructus (San Frutos) established himself here as a hermit in the 8th century; a monastery dedicated to him also exists within the park.

The park encompasses the towns of Sepúlveda, Sebúlcor and Carrascal del Río.[1]

It is home to a population of Griffon Vultures,[3] along with Egyptian Vultures, Common Kestrels, and peregrine falcons.[4]

References

External links

  • (Spanish) PARQUE NATURAL DE LAS HOCES DEL RÍO DURATÓN
  • (Spanish) PARQUE NATURAL DE LAS HOCES

Coordinates: 41°19′00″N 3°52′00″W / 41.3167°N 3.86667°W / 41.3167; -3.86667


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