Picos de Europa – National Park

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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.

Tablas de Daimiel National Park at Spring

Tablas de Daimiel – National Park

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The national park of Las Tablas de Daimiel is a Spanish national park that protects the homonymous wetland, the Tables of Daimiel. The national park is in Daimiel and Villarrubia de los Ojos, in the province of Ciudad Real, in the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha. It is part of the La Mancha Humid Biosphere Reserve. The Tables are one of the last representatives of an ecosystem called fluvial tables that are formed when the rivers overflow in their middle sections, favored by phenomena of semiendorreism and the scarcity of slopes. The wetland is formed at the confluence of the Guadiana River and its Cigüela tributary and is one of the most important aquatic ecosystems of the Iberian Peninsula due to the variety and quality of the fauna and flora that inhabit it, as well as by the birds that use it in the migratory process. However, the survival of the park is threatened by overexploitation of aquifers.

Aigues Tortas and Lake of Saint Mauricio – National Park

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The National Park of Aiguas Tortas and Lake San Mauricio was created in 1955 and it is the only Spanish national park located in the autonomous community of Catalonia. It is in the central part of the Pyrenees in the province of Lleida. It presents two areas: the eastern, with continental climate that feed the lake of San Mauricio, and the western of Atlantic high mountain climate. The geography of the park is high mountain because much of the territory surpasses the 1000 meters over the sea level, with peaks that surpass the 3,000 meters over the sea level. Among them, two valleys stand out: to the west the Sant Nicolau river valley, with its characteristic meadows and meanders. The park has a great biological value. The elevated levels of unevenness originate the different ecosystems: meadows, crops and deciduous forests in the lower levels, evergreen forests in the midlands, and high mountain meadows and rocks at the highest levels.

Teide National Park

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The national park of el Teide was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2007 with the category of Natural Reserve. It is also European Diploma by the European Council and its part of the Red Natura 2000. It is the largest example of vegetation of the supramediterrane soil that exists. It is one of the most spectacular manifestations of volcanism in the world, and of course, the most outstanding of the Canary Islands. The national park is in the middle of the island, at an altitude of 2.000 meters, and its peak represents the highest point in Spain, with 3.718 meters. From the geomorphological point of view, we stand before nature’s wonder. The structure of the boiler and the Teide-Pico-Viejo stratovolcano are unique on the planet. Although its value is not there. The hundreds of cones, castings or caves that it has enrich its scientific and landscape interest. To this are added their wealth of fauna and flora, with many Canarian endemism’s and exclusive species of the park. The park was created in 1954 in recognition of its volcanic and biological singularity. Its extension is of almost 19,000 hectares, which makes it the largest and oldest of […]

Ordesa y Monte Perdido – National Park

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It is the second oldest park in Spain and the first one in Aragón, after being declared on august 16th of 1918. Now, the park has different protection figures other than the National Park, in 1977 it was declared Biosphere Reserve, in 1988 Zone of Special Protection for Birds and in 1997 it became a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is also a Place of Community Importance. The orography of the Park is dominated by the Tres Sorores massif, Treserols, the highest calcareous massif in Europe. Its highest elevation is Monte Perdido, which radially descends a series of impressive mountain ridges and glacial valleys. The vegetation of the Park consists of 1400 species, representing almost 45% of the plants of the Aragonese Pyrenees, of which 83 are exclusive to the Pyrenees, that is, half of the endemism of the mountain range. In the 30 peaks or more, of more than 3000 of the protected territory and its periphery you can see about 100 species, which accounts for two thirds of the alpine vegetation of the Pyrenees.

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Caldera de Taburiente – National Park

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The Caldera de Taburiente National Park is a protected area of Spain, located on the island of La Palma, in the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. Like the rest of the archipelago, it is volcanic in nature, but it is distinguished by the large amount of water resources it possesses, both underground and in surface. It was declared National Park on October 6, 1954, being the second protected area of the Canary Islands in receiving this designation. In addition, it is since 2002, World Biosphere Reserve in conjunction with the entire island. It currently covers an area of 46.9 km². It is in the center of the island coinciding with the geological formation of the Caldera de Taburiente, with a 7-km maximum axis, which is considered the most emblematic natural wonder of the island. The depression that forms is between 600 and 900 meters above sea level.