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Cabañeros and more!

Navas de Estena enclave is the most environmentally wealth Cabaneros National Park. It is in the Shire Montes de Toledo and is in the 6 municipalities Cabaneros, the closest National Park, just 200 meters from the entrance.

Navas de Estena is a quiet place. It has 350 inhabitants. Your people work in construction, farming, fire seals or nursery and maintenance tasks on large farms in the vicinity. In the village there are 5 bars, 4 restaurants and 3 small shops where you can buy food and a bit of everything, all at less than 300 meters from the house, walking the streets.

Cabañeros National Parks

Cabañeros nature is protected. In Spain there are only 15 National Parks. The Cabaneros National Park is located between the provinces of Ciudad Real and Toledo, occupying the southwestern area of ​​the Montes de Toledo. The landscape of the National Park is formed by extensive rañas rich seasonal pastures and ranges and massifs covered with forest and Mediterranean scrub that give shelter and food for many birds and mammals. It is home to more than 200 different species of birds, among which are large birds of prey such as the eagle and the vulture, black stork and many other endangered species, mammals such as deer, roe deer and wild boar in all a rich flora with a variety of trees and shrubs. Article: Información General sobre el Parque Nacional de Cabañeros, editado por el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente.

Almost all of Estena Navas term is within the National Park Cabaneros. Included in the park, a few meters from the town, the Sierras and Ramiro Fuentefría, including Estena crosses the river through El Boqueron, a narrow gorge carved by erosion. In the Estena Boqueron, 800 meters from the house, inside the National Park, the most unusual flora Cabaneros retreats. The spatial arrangement of the gorge creates the right conditions to dwell yew, birch, alder, holly, royal fern (Osmunda regalis), small bog ... Overall it's a cool, rugged landscape, definitely better Cabaneros. The visit to Boqueron do it alone, but it is much better to do it with a guide of the park. The walking tour route within the National Park is free and simple, and is " forced " to do it (can not say that it has been in Navas de Estena and has not been the path of Boqueron). Article: Boquerón del Estena, por Carlos Recio.

Comarca Montes de Toledo

In 1300, in the "Estena Aliseda of" the Brotherhood of Toledo, Ciudad Real Talavera came together to join forces in fighting border banditry. These annual meetings gave rise to Navas de Estena already own one of the oldest county institutions of Spain: the Reach of the Montes de Toledo, which was Estena Navas of its first headquarters.

The history of Navas de Estena is common with the rest of the people of the county: the medieval restocking; arrives as the first MONTENA institution: the divestiture of the city of Toledo, banditry of the nineteenth century, the anti-Franco guerrilla century XX, exploitation of natural resources of the forest (hunting, fishing, charcoal, honey, cheese, stone, cork, wool)... Article: Síntesis histórica de Navas de Estena, por Ventura Leblic García.

oday, the region is famous for its game meat and cattle roaming free. The olive trees produce the incomparable variety cornicabra oil with Designation of Origin Montes de Toledo. The goat and sheep cheeses, meat and venison sausage, honey and local wines complete a cuisine up to the most demanding palates.

Paleontology

Navas de Estena gathers characteristics of highly qualified information for the interpretation of its maritime past. Their sites contain information and (fossil) witnesses ranging from the Cambrian (600 million years) to the formation of rañas, latest ages. In the next few sites are registered to the population groups of invertebrates of great interest for the understanding of biological evolution and to understand the vicissitudes of the Montes de Toledo from his past and to the present day seaArticle: Un pasado marino, por Juan Carlos Gutiérrez Marco y colaboradores. 



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