Albufera natural park - Valencia

Valencian Community

  • Capital: Valencia.
  • Area: 23,255 km²
  • Provinces 3: Castellón, Valencia, Alicante
Citrus groves cover a large part of Valenciana
Citrus groves cover a large part of Valenciana

The Valencian Community holds a tremendous number of parks given its smaller size.

The coastline is around 500 kilometres and some of its mountains rise steeply from the coast.

The highest peak is El Calderon at 1837 m part of the Sistema Iberica range. Various sierras offer a choice of cliffs to tempt experienced rock climbers.


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Many of the sierras are wooded either with Holm oak, Kermes oak Cork oak or Aleppo pines trees. Deep river valleys shelter endemic plant life and the more exposed salt marshes and coastal zones contain very specialist flora.

Up to 200 micro-reserves are being designated to halt the decline in endemic plants such as Cistus heterophyllus subsp. Carthaginensis and Silene diclinis.

Natural Parks in Spain - Valencia
Natural Parks in Spain – Valencia

The Natural park of L’Albufera is a nature reserve of pine forest and freshwater lakes attracting a range of migratory birds. These wetlands are up to 6 km wide at one point. The water level can be controlled by sluice gates.

Citrus groves cover a large part of Valenciana and are an important part of the economy. (As is the coastal zone, Costa Blanca, with its beach tourism.)

1 Timenca de Benifassa
2 Sierra de Irta
3 Desert de las Palmes
4 Prat de Cabanes Torreblanca
5 Islas Columbretes
6 Macizo Penyaglosa
7 Serra de Espada
8 Serra Calderona
9 Hoces de Cabriel
10 La Albufera
11 Marjal de Pego Oliva
12 Macizo de Montgo
13 Peñon de Ifac
14 Serra Gelada
15 Carrascar de la Font Roja
16 Sierra de Mariola
17 Salinas de Santa Pola
18 Lagunas de la Mata
19 El Fondo
20 Puebla de San Miguel
20 Turia
21 Sot de Chera


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