Wetlands in Madrid
One of the best ways to spend a day out with the family, and with nature as the main character, is to visit one of the protected wetlands in the Autonomous Community of Madrid. Today we would like to speak about the most important ones, so you can plan a little getaway during your visit to Madrid, and forget the busy routine and movement of the city, between buildings, noise and concrete.
Wetlands in Madrid
The truth is that Madrid has a wide variety of important natural spaces, where you can do an active and natural tourism. The Community of Madrid has 14 dams and 23 protected wetlands.
Wetlands are swampy areas that, because of their location, nature or characteristics have an important flora and fauna activity. Madrid’s wetland protected network represents a combination of rich and valuable ecosystems, where animals, sociocultural values and landscape come together in a blast of life.
These are the 23 protected wetlands you can find in the Autonomous Community: Mar de Ontígola, Lagunas de Soto Mozanaque, Humedal del Carrizal de Villamejor, Laguna de Soto de las Cuevas, Soto del Lugar, Laguna de San Juan, Laguna de las Madres, Laguna de Casasola, Laguna de san Galindo, Lagunas de Ciempozuelos, Lagunas de Castrejón, Lagunas de Horna, Lagunas de la presa del Río Henares, Charcas de los camorchos, Lagunas de Belvis, Lagunas del Campillo, Humedales del Macizo de Peñalara, Laguna de Soto de las Juntas, Lagunas de Cerro Gordo, Laguna de Valdemanco, Lagunas de Velilla, Laguna de las Esteras, Lagunas de Sotillo and Picón de los Conejos.
Following this link you can enjoy some programmed routes through the lakes and wetlands in Madrid, with some of their primary attractions, characteristics, fauna and flora.
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