Tagus viewpoint

Ideal for watching vultures when it is quiet

Dirección

Tagus viewpoint

GPS

40.7858564, -2.1587508

Dirección

Tagus viewpoint

GPS

40.7858564, -2.1587508

Tagus viewpoint

The Tagus viewpoint or viewpoint of Zaorejas, is located in close proximity to the San Pedro´s Bridge and right next to the intermittent waterfall of the Stairway on a ledge of the escarpment.

Here the views are impressive, the rocky cliffs are staggered and the steps are separated by strips of evergreen vegetation thanks to perennial species such as conifers. In addition, due to its position, at the top of a spectacular cliff, it is a fantastic viewpoint for spotting birds of preyThe griffon vultures are the kings of these skies and escarpments.

Egyptian vultures, peregrine falcons, golden eagles or Bonelli's eagles (Bonelli's eagle) are the most frequent visitors in the vicinity of this place. Undoubtedly, the most common and almost infallible bird is the griffon vulturewhich can be seen in their nests or even flying underneath the lookout point.

From this place you can also see very well the the tuffaceous building of St. Peter's BridgeThe road that connects us with the bridge crosses it, showing us a fantastic panoramic view, making clear the incredible growth of this formation. The road that connects us with the bridge crosses it, showing us a perspective that we had not imagined.

It is also one of the viewpoints that is worth highlighting because it its environment, it was adapted with integral accessibility criteria. so that it allows access to any person regardless of their physical condition. Once on the viewpoint ramp, you will have the same options as any person with or without a disability.

You will be able to approach the first interpretative table which, thanks to its design, will allow you to put your wheelchair underneath it and interpret the first explanatory sign. From here, you can continue along the adapted ramp without danger, as it has ledges on the sides to prevent falls and propel yourself along them with little effort thanks to the double horizontal supports, to reach the base of the viewpoint where you can see the entire Tagus river canyon while enjoying all the explanations of the other two interpretive tables located at the same base of the viewpoint to understand all the geological formation that can be glimpsed in the Tagus canyon.

What happens if the person visiting this viewpoint is visually impaired or totally blind? What happens is that they can still get as much information as possible from the adapted signage, which is translated into Braille and has raised characters. Likewise, both the access ramp from the car park and the ramp leading down to the base of the viewpoint have a guide at their lower base parallel to the side fencing which will allow anyone to be guided by means of their guide stick and reach the end of the viewpoint.

<< How to get there?

Access to the viewpoint is at the Km 61 of the road CM-2015 on Zaorejas and Corduente. From this point, access to the viewpoint is via a country road. Any adapted vehicle can reach the end of the track that will lead to a signposted parking area with a space reserved for adapted vehicles, so that the person who suffers from some kind of mobility limitation can get out of the vehicle and immediately be on the adapted path that gives access to the main ramp of the viewpoint.

Once you have visited the Alto Tagus viewpoint, you can continue your route towards the municipality of Zaorejas to end up at the nature interpretation centre where you will find a guide map from which you can locate the whole of the Park Alto Tajo Natural Park and decide where to continue the route as it contains all the necessary tourist information.

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