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La Salobreja Lagoon

Salt lagoon near Orea

Dirección

Orea

GPS

40.5328628, -1.7735396

Dirección

Orea

GPS

40.5328628, -1.7735396

La Salobreja Lagoon

The Salobreja lagoon is located in the municipality of Orea and is one of the most unique lagoons in the entire Upper Tagus Natural Park. It is a small wetland of karstic origin, located at the bottom of a large doline that sits on a substratum of clays, salts and gypsum from the Keuper. The clay forms an impermeable layer, preventing the water from seeping in. This layer contains a large amount of salts, causing the water in the lagoon to be brackish, hence its name.

To get to the lagoon you have to give a pleasant walk The lagoon is surrounded by a pine forest of Scots pine with creeping junipers, junipers and arlos. The lagoon is located in a meadow with meadows used by sheep and covered in spring with buttercups (buttercups). On its shore there is a border of pond sedge.

There is a lot of life in and around it: several amphibians can be seen and it is a place where different mammals, such as deer, flock to.

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