Town of cijara

Off the beaten track, it presents an unparalleled beauty. With a little more than thirty people daily, its appearance changes radically on weekends and holidays, with the arrival of fishermen, visitors and tourists and also with the rise and fall of the water level.

The Guadiana river dammed in the Cijara dam can reach almost to the doors of the houses, making a peninsula that at times seems to become an island. The rest are mountains and hills that irregularly form a labyrinth of land in which it is difficult to move.

Pedanía de Alía
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In the construction of the dam, small towns such as El Aguijón and many other groups of houses where a large number of people lived in a stable manner were flooded. Almost all of them ended up in Cijara. An entirely new town was built, like many of those built under the Plan Badajoz.

The same model is repeated as in other parts of Extremadura: spacious houses, straight and wide streets, provision of some services and minimal communications where before there was practically no way to pass. They are places full of mysteries; the chronicles speak of a castle of Cijara that appears named in the Arab writings from the VIII to the X century.

In addition to the complex and varied orography, there is a frenetic vegetation in which pine and eucalyptus reforestation forests alternate with the old native forest of oak, cork oak and strawberry tree mainly.

The fauna is very varied: to the large mammals present throughout the land of Alia, we have to add the birds and fish present in the marsh: . Together they present an idyllic image for nature lovers, especially hunters and fishermen who find here the ideal environment to practice their favorite sport.

A paradise for fishing enthusiasts who catch good specimens of common carp, Royal carp, common barbel, Commerson’s barbel, bogue, black bass, pike, perch and bleak.