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El Refugio del Burrito

#1 of 1 things to do in Fuente de Piedra Features Animals
Apartado 25, 29520 Fuente de Piedra, Spain
+34 952 73 50 77
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Our most tranquil place

We always visit El Refugio when in Andalusia. The work they is tremendous and being amongst the... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Stirling, United Kingdom
via mobile
Perfect for Animal Lovers

This place is absolutely amazing!! All the donkeys had lots of space and food, they were really... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Apartado 25, 29520 Fuente de Piedra, Spain
+34 952 73 50 77
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We always visit El Refugio when in Andalusia. The work they is tremendous and being amongst the donkeys is just so relaxing. As we said in the title it is our most tranquil place.

Thank rmark2016
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This place is absolutely amazing!! All the donkeys had lots of space and food, they were really well cared for. And if they want cuddles they're free to walk up to the fence & say hello to you. And if they don't want to interact...More

Thank lottiemosley
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Wonderful Donkey Sanctuary in a beautiful Spanish Plain. There must be 50 to 60 Donkeys, plus mules and horses there and some of the stories are quite harrowing regarding their lives before rescue. They are at the end of their lives and thankfully living out...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We have visited here several times over the years adopting different donkeys. We sponsored Alberto for many years until we got an email to say he had passed away so now we sponsor a little minature donkey named Leon. It is a very humbling experience,...More

Thank Phillip B
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Situated next to the Madrid to Malaga Railway line and an hours drive from Malaga worth a visit to the refuge and the nearby laguna to see the pelicans. Each donkey has its own paddock and they are well cared for in their old age....More

Thank tonybuses
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Fab place where rescue donkeys and mules are cared for. There are plaques that tell you the animals back story. Lovely place to visit. Go and support this wonderful refuge and pet these gorgeous donkeys. Only 2 euro in. Give them a fiver ;-)

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Pretty much what everyone else has said really. Tie it in with a trip to the laguna a few miles away to see some pelicans too. Oh, and just about the most reasonably priced gift shop in the region.

Thank Udith
Reviewed 24 August 2016

El Refugio is a well set up and run sanctuary for donkeys and mules etc. Each animal has a pocket history that you can read and they can be adopted too to help raise money. The sanctuary is found along a dusty track near Antequera...More

Thank malbraman
Reviewed 7 August 2016

When you arrive you immediately notice they take real good care of all the animals. Such a nice place, very clean. Please don't forget to leave a donation !

Thank Xavier D
Reviewed 30 July 2016

El Refugio del Burrito is run in conjunction with the Donkey Sanctuary (UK), and the animals are well taken care of. We were free to walk around to the various pens and see the rescued donkeys. An informational page for each donkey was posted with...More

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