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Reserva Natural de Sebes i Meandre de Flix

Terra Alta i Reserva Natural de Sebes (Terres de l'Ebre)

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Camí de Sebes - Flaçà -- Flix (Tarragona)
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The Sebes i Meandre de Flix Wildlife Nature Reserve brings together two fluvial areas with a surface area of 204 hectares. In 1995, these two sites were declared a Wildlife Nature Reserve, under the name of Riberes de lEbre a Flix.
The Sebes zone is a fluvial area which is home to a wide range of aquatic and riverside vegetation. It takes in the natural area of Sebes, situated on the left bank of the River Ebro, upstream from the Flix dam, where one of the largest reed beds in Catalonia has formed and where an almost intact riparian forest, which grows in all its splendour on the river islands, is still preserved.
The area of the meander spans almost five kilometres of this strangled bend formed by the Ebro. The part declared a nature reserve includes an old river island found beneath Flix Castle and a considerable part of the rivers banks and course. The Sebes Nature Reserve is the second largest and most important wetland in the province of Tarragona.

Facilities and observations

La Llacuna and Sant Joan valley footbridge
The wooden footbridge that brings visitors to the lagoons observatory was built in 1995, one metre above the ground, and allows them to delve 120 metres into the reed bed surrounding the area. The lagoon occupies a surface area of 2.5 hectares. At the end of this footbridge is the observatory, also made of wood, from which visitors can observe the birds that frequent the lagoon. The footbridge is bordered by wooden ramps on both sides. Interpretive panels in Braille are found along the route.
The Mas de les Cigonyes observatory
The Mas de les Cigonyes observatory is found a few metres away from the storks aviary, where a project to reintroduce the species is being carried out in Terres de lEbre. It is an observatory built three metres above the level of the marshes, which allows visitors to observe the wildlife that feeds in this habitat and that varies according to the water level. It is accessible via a wooden ramp in two sections.
The Sebes Nature Reserve has interpretation panels in Braille.
Sant Joan valley footbridge
This observatory is recently built. It is found at the first footbridge that leads to the lagoon, at a junction that brings visitors to Sant Joan valley, unchartered territory as yet because it is completely overgrown with reeds. Thanks to the new observatory, visitors can see horses, originally from the French Camargue, which come here to graze as well as different species of birds that abound in the area.

 Specifications verified on-site for the Agencia Catalana de Turisme by accessibility consultants. Specifications verified on-site for the Agencia Catalana de Turisme by accessibility consultants.

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