International Águeda River is born in Spain, on the Spanish flank of Serra das Mesas. It flows along 130 km, and its last 25 km set the natural frontier between the two Iberian countries. It flows into the Douro at Barca d'Alva, council of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo.
In this border sector, located in the Douro International Natural Park, the valley takes on an abrupt profile, with vertical slopes at some points and formed by granite escarpments. This more isolated territory and the river escarpments provide shelter for an important group of rupicolous bird species, such as the Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Golden Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, Black Stork and Royal Swift.
It's therefore a great place to observe these species in their natural habitat and be dazzled by the majesty of the involving natural landscape.
A great spot to watch the most dazzling dark skies !