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Aigüestortes's National Park and Saint Mauricio's Lake

 

It is one of fourteen national parks throughout the whole of Spain and the only one in Catalonia.

It is in the heart of the Pyrenees together with the parks of Ordesa, Monte Perdido and one in the French Pyrenees. All of them are excellent representations of the main ecosystems that can be discovered in the high Catalan mountain areas.

There are peaks that surpass three thousand meters of height, rivers, ravines, waterfalls and dams, more than 200 lakes of different shapes and colors and a great diversity of animal and vegetable species which all give life to this unique protected natural space of Southern Europe.

The National Park offers, during four seasons of the year, a long list of activities that include interpreted tours with the local guides, excursions with snow-shoes in winter, naturalistic days, exhibitions, chats and contests that aim to promote the main natural values of the National Park in order to improve the protection and the conservation of these privileged spaces.

The Park is distributed among four county-like regions: La Alta Ribagorça, el Pallars Sobirà, el Pallars Jussà and the Valley of Aran.

The most common entrances to the heart of the Park can be done by using two historical entry points: Espot (Pallars Sobirà) and Boí (Alta Ribagorça).