Reserva Natural da Serra da Malcata

A protected area located between the Douro and Tagus rivers, to the south-southwest of Sabugal. It has a length of 25 kilometres and a width of 2.5 kilometres and reaches its peak at an altitude of 1000 metres. It is filled with cliffs and brooks. The Côa river has its spring here, as well as the Meimoa and Bazágueda brooks. The flora includes holm oaks and cork oak trees, oak trees and strawberry trees, hazels, Portuguese oaks, old chestnut trees and more. The diversified fauna includes the goshawk, the montagu's harrier, hares and partridges,tits,warblers and nightingales. One of the brooks has Iberian emerald lizards, thrushes and otters. A special note to the Iberian linx, an endangered species, that was the main reason for the creation of the Natural Reservation.




  • Easy external parking
  • Protected areas

Natural Resources near Reserva Natural da Serra da Malcata

Meimão, Meimão

Barragem da Meimoa

A dam located on the Meimoa Brook, belonging to the Natural Reservation of the Malcata Hill. There is a connection between the Sabugal dam and the Meimoa dam t…

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