Serra de São Mamede
One of the ‘wildest’ regions in Europe
This unique nature reserve was established in 1989 and is one of the most interesting examples of biological diversity in Portugal. The Serra de São Mamede reaches a height of 1025 meters and connects the rolling Alentejo and Extremadura dehesa countryside to the lusher Tagus basin and Sistema Central mountains of Iberia (Serra de Estrela in Portugal, the Sierra de Gredos in Spain). One of the ‘wildest’ regions in Europe, with views stretching over 200km, it’s a perfect habitat for flora and fauna: chestnut trees, cork oaks, vineyards, olive groves and wild fox, wild boar, eagles and vultures, plus Europe’s largest bat colony.
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