Hoces del Río Duratón Natural Park

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Hoces del Rio Duratón Natural Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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View of a part of the gorge
Location Castilla y León, Spain
Nearest city Sepúlveda, Segovia
Established 1989

Hoces del Rio Duratón Natural Park (Spanish: Parque Natural de las Hoces del Río Duratón) is a natural park of 5,037 hectares [1] 1,2 km West from Sepúlveda, Segovia. Its name refers to the Duratón River. "Las Hoces" refers to the series of 100m high gorges that were formed by the Duratón.[2]

Saint Fructus (San Frutos) established himself here as a hermit in the 8th century; a monastery dedicated to him also exists within the park.

The park encompasses the towns of Sepúlveda, Sebúlcor and Carrascal del Río.[1]

It is home to a population of griffon vultures,[3] along with Egyptian vultures, common kestrels, and peregrine falcons.[4]

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Coordinates: 41°19′00″N 3°52′00″W / 41.3167°N 3.86667°W / 41.3167; -3.86667