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Bardenas Reales de Navarra

NA 125 (Tudela-Arguedas / Arguedas-Tudela) | Acceso por la NA-134, km. 15, 31500 Tudela, Spain
+34 948 83 03 08
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Mars on earth?

Surrounded by areas with grapes, cereal and, nowadays, even rice fields is the semi-desert 41,000... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
martinezcm
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Kansas City, Missouri
Exceptional, breathtaking, magnificent

This is our earth, and this is erosion. We spent two full days in Bardenas under various weather... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2018
LaLouise13
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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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The Bardenas Reales is a arid desert region that was named a Natural Park in 1999 and incorporates 45,000 hectares of landscapes whose vegetation and rock formations are unique in Europe. The most famous landmark is the Castildetierra. It's landscapes were also famously used as backdrops for "Spaghetti Westerns" filmed in the 1950s. In 2000, it was declared a Biosphere reserve by UNESCO.
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NA 125 (Tudela-Arguedas / Arguedas-Tudela) | Acceso por la NA-134, km. 15, 31500 Tudela, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surrounded by areas with grapes, cereal and, nowadays, even rice fields is the semi-desert 41,000 hectares of Las Bardenas Reales. It gives the sense of visiting Mars millions of years ago when it was becoming the barren ground it is today. The entire zone used...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2018

This is our earth, and this is erosion. We spent two full days in Bardenas under various weather conditions.. Bright sunshine, overcast, and torrential rainstorms. Under all conditions the park is worth visiting. There is a 34-km paved road that takes you through the best...More

2  Thank LaLouise13
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Hard to believe you'll encounter this kind of landscape so near home. We passed through the badlands of Navarra while on bicycle vacation in july and stayed a few days to explore the area. No need to tell it's a rather arid environment especially in...More

2  Thank acdhirr
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable few hours. Track is passable with care by motorbike. Mixture of loose stone and fine dust. 34km lap around bardena baja, the nicest area according to the lady in the information centre. Lots of scenery.

2  Thank Dan M
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

We drove into the park- the paved entrance is just south of Arguedas, off Calle Real- look for the small brown sign. Otherwise you'll find it very difficult to get into the park by car. This route takes you to the tourist info office, and...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Few beach-bound tourists ever make it to this part of Spain. You would have to be touring the north, especially the region south of Pamplona. Few would ever imagine a desert, actually a semi-desert, this far north. The total area is 42,00 hectares and is...More

3  Thank Ray V
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Visiting here was one of the many highlights of our trip to Northern Spain. It's quite remarkable to find a desert this far north and although it doesn't compere to some of the classic deserts of the world it is well worth a visit. We...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

Amazing experience, best to take a guided tour. Make sure to wear sport clothing and walking shoes when visiting

2  Thank Nathalie123447
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Reviewed June 20, 2017

The place is like a small desert wits canyons... location of may films, avoid the afternoon in summer, go with plenty of water!

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Reviewed May 29, 2017

Hard to believe that such a weird and wonderful landscape exists here in Europe. One tends to assume that such places only occur in the Americas or Asia. One piece of advice: this is a fairly brutal place to visit in hot windy weather (as...More

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