José Antonio Valverde Visitors Centre
The Visitors Centre has a reception for information, restrooms, gift shop and vending area. Also free 2 exhibition room and a 12 minutes long audiovisual.
In the Visitors Centre you can also rent binoculars, audioguides in different languages and children karts (More information
The audiovisual schedule is at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 and 13:30 in the morning and afternoon at 16:30 and 17:30 in winter and 17:30 hours and 18:30 hours on summer.
Visitors Centre timetable
October 1st to March 31st
10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 18:00
April 1st to July 31st and September 1st to September 30th
10:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 19:00
August 1st to August 31th
9:00 to 15:00
* View holidays and special times in the right image
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Brochures and publications
you can find and download brochures and guides to visit the Visitors Center and the lake.
José Antonio Valverde Gómez
(Valladolid, March 21, 1926 - Seville, April 13, 2003) was a biologist, naturalist, ecologist and environmental activist.
In 1952 comes first to Doñana and along with Francisco Bernis Madrazo conducted the first scientific bird ringing in Spain
In 1954 they founded the Spanish Ornithological Society
of which he was president.
In 1969 the National Park of Doñana
was founded and Valverde was appointed director
José Antonio Valverde first came to Fuente de Piedra in 1958 and after several years, in 1963, saw flamingos bred here
. On the right we can see the mosaic, it is the first drawing that Valverde did in Fuente de Piedra.
In 1990 when the Visitors Center was built and decided to put his name