This is the only national park in Catalonia. The high-mountain landscape has an impressive relief and a wealth of flora and fauna. The main feature of the area is water, with close to 200 lakes and countless streams.
Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park
Aigüestortes and Lake Sant Maurici National Park is one of the fourteen national parks in the Spanish State, and the only one withinCatalonia. Located at the heart of the Pyrenees, it constitutes -together with the parks of Ordesa and Monte Perdido and the one in theFrench Pyrenees- an excellent sample of the main ecosystems that we can discover in the Catalan high mountain areas.
Peaks of more than three thousand meters height; rivers, ravines, water falls and marshes which make us truly feel in the land of water; more than 200 mountain lakes varying in shape and color; and a great diversity of animal and vegetal species that struggle to survive in a harsh environment, all of which give life to this protected natural space, unique in the South of Europe.
All year round, during the four seasons, the Aigüestortes and Lake Sant Maurici National Park offers a comprehensive activities program including guided itineraries by professional guides and interpreters, tours on snowshoes in wintertime, naturalistic journeys, exhibitions, lectures and contests which aim at the promotion of the main natural richness of the Aigüestortes and Lake Sant Maurici National Park in order to further improve the protection and conservation of these privileged spaces.
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