Malpartida and Mirabel Grasslands
This route starts in a village whose people are known as "Chinatos": Malpartida de Plasencia. They are so named because, according to tradition, they stole the carving of their patron saint (St. Juan Baptist) from his parish in Plasencia to bring it to Malpartida de Plasencia and they were pursued for snatching the carving. People from Malpartida defended the pursued heroes throwing stones (chinas)... So they are called "chinatos".
The Church of St. Juan Baptist is its main monumental attractiveness. After the visit we will approach Monfragüe railway station and from there we´ll enjoy a beautiful hiking route and have safe opportunities of running into fauna of this biosphere reserve. We´ll cross several ranches and reach the town of Mirabel that has some cultural attractions as a pillory, a church, a palace and a castle. From this, we´ll contemplate beautiful views and a little later admire the majesty of the called "Holy Father" an ancient cork tree whose age is calculated in 900 years.
Type of Tour
Location
Distance by car from Plasencia
Distance Walking
Walking Hardness
Best season
Nature and History
Monfragüe
40 Km
15 Km
Low
Spring and Autumn
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Stunning Landscape of Monfragüe
Conoce Extremadura
Malpartida de Plasencia with its enormous church of St Juan in Monfrague
Historical Cork Tree named Saint Father in Mirabel Monfrague
Suitable Origins for this Route
MONFRAGÜE NATIONAL PARK
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NORMAL HIKING:
Distance:     15 Km
Hardness:   Low
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Best season: Autumn, Winter and Spring
National Park of Monfragüe. Dehesas
ROUTES NEARBY
Cork Tree "Padre Santo"
Mirabel Castle. Mirabel Palace
Malpartida de Plasencia and Mirabel
MONFRAGÜE
Birds in Monfragüe
St. Juan the Baptist (Malp Plasencia), Pilory, Our Lady of Asumption (Mirabel)
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Alcornoque Padre Santo Arbol Singular Mirabel Monfrague

Stunning Landscape of Monfragüe
Malpartida de Plasencia with its enormous church
The Cork Tree named the Holy Father