UNESCO declared it to be a world biosphere reserve in 1981. This was the first Portuguese protected area to join the World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Its importance is renowned as a natural humid zone and also as a shelter for a vast number of birds, as a site of reproduction, nutrition and rest in the migratory routes.
It’s situated in the confluence of the rivers Tagus and Almonda, along the join between the municipalities of Torres Novas and Golegã.
Get to know a little more about this wonder of nature so close by!