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Bardenas Reales National Park

N 4212.615', W 130.944'
2019-10-02
https://bardenasreales.es/
Our rating: 6.40
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The Bardenas Reales semi-desert is one of the most interesting places in Spain, reminiscent of the Monument Valley in the United States. At the same time, there is quite a bit of information on the national park and we did not find any normal maps.

Bardenas Reales National Park
Bardenas Reales National Park Yuriy Buriak

As in other similar places, you need to come here in sunny weather, preferably in the late afternoon. To do this, we settled in the El Villa Castejon hotel (booking.com), it has the best location for visiting the park. There is still a design hotel nearby, Hotel Aire de Bardenas (booking.com), but it is much more expensive, so decide what suits you better.

We recommend El Villa Castejon as it is inexpensive, located on the autobahn and has an outdoor pool in the summer. There is also a great dinner where you can choose any meat or seafood and cook it by yourself or ask a cook. In Spain, such restaurants are common, but we visited for the first time.

El Villa Castejon hotel
El Villa Castejon hotel Yuriy Buriak


El Villa Castejon hotel
El Villa Castejon hotel Yuriy Buriak


El Villa Castejon hotel
El Villa Castejon hotel Yuriy Buriak

As soon as the weather improved, we went to the park. There are no tickets here, you can even come on foot, though the park is large and you need a car. Any car, not only SUV.

Bardenas Reales National Park
Bardenas Reales National Park Yuriy Buriak

We entered the park from the other side and drove to the main entrance, here is our route (google.maps).

Route map of the Bardenas Reales National Park
Route map of the Bardenas Reales National Park Yuriy Buriak

It took us about 3 hours with all the stops. On the official website you can see the maps of all allowed routes and a map of all the interesting places.

We entered here N 42 11.265 W 1 20.173 (point 1). At point 2 (N 42 11.754 W 1 25.181) made the first stop. Here you need to climb on this hill.

Bardenas Reales National Park
Bardenas Reales National Park Yuriy Buriak

The path is quite difficult, you need good shoes and a sense of balance.

Bardenas Reales National Park
Bardenas Reales National Park Yuriy Buriak


Bardenas Reales National Park
Bardenas Reales National Park Yuriy Buriak

But this view from the top is amaizing

Bardenas Reales National Park
Bardenas Reales National Park Yuriy Buriak

The view in the other direction. All what you see is a military tank range, the access is restricted and there are warning signs everywhere.

Bardenas Reales National Park
Bardenas Reales National Park Yuriy Buriak

The next is point 3 (N 42 11.956 W 1 26.104). It is a parking lot on a hill which offers an alternative view of the same sandy cliffs. We remind you once again that such beauty can be seen only with proper light.

You can walk along these sand dunes, here is a description of the hiking trail.

Bardenas Reales National Park
Bardenas Reales National Park Yuriy Buriak

Be careful at the edges.

Bardenas Reales National Park
Bardenas Reales National Park Yuriy Buriak

Then we drove through the park for about an hour, stopping for a photo.

Bardenas Reales National Park
Bardenas Reales National Park Yuriy Buriak

Until we reached the symbol of the park - the Castildetierra rock, N 42 12.571 W 1 30.940.

Bardenas Reales National Park
Bardenas Reales National Park Yuriy Buriak

Since the entire surface of the park consists of soft clay rocks and sandstone, the wind is constantly changing the shape of the rocks.

Bardenas Reales National Park
Bardenas Reales National Park Yuriy Buriak

The road from the Castildetierra to the main entrance (N 42 10.765 W 1 31.985) is slightly better, so if you are worried about your car, you can drive only to this location.

Nearby there is still a place called Cabezo de las Cortinillas (N 42 12.261 W 1 30.015). There you can also climb the hill, though we did not have enough time. This is a filming location of "The World Is Not Enough" (1999).

James Bond at Bardenas Reales Park
James Bond at Bardenas Reales Park @Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer


James Bond at Bardenas Reales Park
James Bond at Bardenas Reales Park @Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Many other films and series were also shot in the park, the most famous, of course, is “Game of Thrones”.

Game of Thrones in Bardenas Reales Park
Game of Thrones in Bardenas Reales Park @


Game of Thrones in Bardenas Reales Park
Game of Thrones in Bardenas Reales Park @

Getting there: the central entrance and tourist information office N 42 10.762 W 1 31.990. The nearest major city with the train station is Tudela.
Tags, Spain: desert, mountains, natural wonder

Tags, all countries: desert, mountains, natural wonder
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