Natural Areas



Natural spaces

The place where the town is, means that it has a very interesting landscape, set in two different natural regions. In Consuegra, you can appreciate the typical steppe plains of La Mancha, as well as spaces typical of the Mediterranean mountains.

To the north-east the natural region of La Mancha, is a plain 700 meters above sea level, the landscape corresponds to the classic soil with concentrated population. The rural communication networks start from the establishment of the city in a radial way, to this first network joins a second one, of perpendicular ways to the first ones, structuring the access to the farming lands. The ground pass from limestone to clay determining the type of cultivation. Between the production areas, there are the "Quinterías", small housing centres dependent on the farming works.

To the southwest, is the Montes de Toledo. Area opposed to the previous one not only by the altitude,( area of low mountains 1,200 - 1,400 meters of altitude), but also by the types of crops and by the mixture of livestock areas with ground vegetation, holm oak forests, and Mediterranean maquis, pine and rockrose, the area is sprinkled with isolated farmhouses.


The type of climate is Mediterranean, characterized by both the daily temperature range and by short autumns and springs, when most of the rains are condensed. These rainfalls, especially in spring, summer, and early autumn, are heavy, which will condition blooming. The sunny days are around 329. Temperatures range between 22º - 39º C in summer and -5º - 12º C in winter. The greatest annual thermal amplitude takes place during spring.


Water is one of the scarcest resources in the region, in fact, the river Amarguillo (Guadiana river basin) that divides the city is of a seasonal nature, its course has water only for a few months in autumn and in spring. Of the same water regime are the streams of the town, concentrating most of them in the area of Montes de Toledo. Most of the water collectors are underground. There are natural and artificial pools where water is retained in times of drought and are used as watering places by animals. In the northern part of the city, between Consuegra and Los Yébenes, is the river Algodor and Tagus basin. This river flows all year, supplying the Finisterre marsh and part of it is in the municipality.

Natural spaces

One of the most important features of the district of Consuegra is its diversity. The town has two predominant natural regions; and next to them, an area of fusion of both. Therefore, the natural spaces are wide and diverse, highlighting the "ardosa", steppe area of seasonal flora, where the crops like grapes and grains predominates. The wildlife that inhabits this area are predominantly the red partridge, hare, crane and great bustard. Around this areas of "muelas", (isolated hills in the plain), the two natural regions are mixed forming a new landscape, zone of "las suertes, la alberquilla, el hondo, etc.", to later pass to the mountains following the "Cañada Real Soriana". This area has an important hunting ground of "Sierra Luenga" (municipal property), 112 square km, with a wide fauna of deer, wild boar, vultures and eagles. This area is protected under the natural park of Cabañeros. Another area is the Amarguillo riverbed where if autumn and winter are rainy, it is possible to see classic flora and fauna of the wetlands of La Mancha.

Reportaje sobre el Parque Nacional de Cabañeros realizado por VISITACABAÑEROS, concesionaria de las Visitas 4x4 al Parque Nacional. Un impactante vídeo en HD con imágenes nunca vistas hasta ahora del Parque Nacional.