Picos de Europa – National Park

The Peaks of Europe are a mountainous massif located in the north of Spain that belongs to the central part of the Cantabrian mountain range. Although they are not very extensive, its proximity to the sea makes it prodigal in geographical accidents of great interest. The National Park of The Peaks of Europe is the second most visited national park in Spain, after the Teide National Park.

The Peaks of Europe are divided into three massifs: The Western massif or Cornion, the Central massif or the Urrieles, and the Eastern massif or the Andean massif.

There are numerous theories as to why the Peaks of Europe were named. Traditionally the origin of its toponymy has been associated with the fact that it was supposed to be the first European land that sailors could see coming from America.

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