Albufera des Grau Nature Reserve

Sierra de Baza Natural Park

Located in Menorca the Albufera des Grau Nature Reserve stretches for eight and a half kilometres northwards along the coast from Cap de Favàritz. The reserve consists of dunes, freshwater lake, wetlands and scrubland as well as Talayotic and Roman ruins.

The city of Mahón is only a few kilometres away and is an interesting place to visit.

Close to Mahón there are archaeological remains of the culture of the 'taulas' (megaliths) and talayots. Menorca has many prehistoric remains, which include the well known Naveta d’es Tudons, which is a huge collective tomb and Trepucó, Torre d'en Galmés and Talatí de Dalt which are Bronze Age settlements.

Due to the nature of the reserve it is an important habitat for birds. Over 100 species have been recorded including Osprey’s, Booted Eagle and Black winged Stilt. It is particularly important for birds during the migration seasons.

The predominant vegetation in the Albufera des Grau Nature Reserve is Mediterranean scrubland with tamarinds and reeds around the freshwater areas.


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