Plasencia - Monfragüe - Trujillo : Paysage méditerranéen
Plasencia - Monfragüe - Trujillo : Paysage méditerranéen is part of the Tentative list of Spain in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Monfragüe represents a Mediterranean agro-sylvo-pastoral landscape that has been shaped over more than eight centuries by transhumance. The characteristic elements of the cultural landscape are the dehesas with holm and cork oaks and the network of historic cattle tracks. The proposed property comprises the Monfragüe National Park and Biosphere Reserve and the historic centres of Plasencia and Trujillo.
Map of Plasencia - Monfragüe - Trujillo : Paysage méditerranéenLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
I visited Trujillo on a trip to Extremadura. I did this even before I started caring about TWHS, just because the town seemed to be a nice place to visit and indeed, it was worth the detour. The town is the birthplace of Hernan Cortez, the conqueror of the Inka Empire and honours that with a statue on the main square. Additionally, his birth house was turned into a museum. Apart from that, Trujillo is a very beautiful little Spanish town with influence on South American colonial towns. The fortress overlooking the town is certainly a highlight, but the ensemble of houses in general is very appealing.
I did not visit the Monfraguë NP or Placencia and frankly, I don’t really get the connection between the sites. There are two towns and a national park. It seems to me Spain just took 2 FTWHS and a new place and packed them into one in hope to increase chances to get at least one inscription.
Trujillo is only around a 40mins from Caceres WHS and on the way to Guadeloupe WHS, so not much effort is needed to pick it up if you are in the zone.
2012 Requested by State Party to not be examined
Includes former TWHS Casco historico y Berrocal de Trujillo, Caceres (2000), Parque Natural Monfrague (2001)
2009 Added to Tentative List
The site has 3 locations