The Doñana National Park
Doñana declared a World Heritage Site in 1994, Doñana is one of the most important natural areas in the world providing a true refuge for threatened species and a place for European birds to winter. Doñana has 300 different species of birds which can be seen during the year
Doñana is considered Europe’s most important national park for its marshes which are on the migratory routes of African and Asian bird species.
The Park is also a refuge for rare animals in danger of extinction, such as the Imperial Eagle and Iberian Lynx.
Visting the park
The park can also be reached by taking the ferry boat across the Guadalquivir river from Sanlúcar de Barrameda where there is a visitors’ centre, the Centro de Visitantes Fábrica de Hielo (956 38 16 35), with exhibitions on the Doñana. You can take the Real Fernando boat daily (except in January) from Sanlúcar for 13km up the Guadalquivir river, stopping in a few places for guided walks into the park. It’s advisable to book in advance, especially during the summer and holidays.