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Columbretes Islands

Columbretes Islands

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Near the coast of Castellón, 28 miles from the Cap d'Orpesa, the ancient Serpent Islands, now Columbretes, emerge, defying the sea, a small archipelago of volcanic origin halfway between the peninsula and the Balearic Islands.

This archipelago, because of its isolation and excellent state of conservation, contains several animal and plant species scarce in the rest of the Mediterranean, such as the Audouin gull, Eleonora's falcon or the very rare reseda hookeri, and a considerable number of species unique in the world as the Columbretes lizard or the arboreal alfalfa.

Among the visitors who frequented them are Greeks and Romans, the lighthouse being their only inhabitants from the middle of the 19th century until 1975. For all this they were protected in 1988.

For more information: Columbretes Islands Nature Reserve
Interpretation Center - Planetarium of Castellón: 964 288 912

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