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Guara Mountains and Canyons Nature Reserve



Contact details

Centro de Interpretación de Bierge
Rodellar s/n
ma@aragon.es
http://www.turismodearagon.com/web/actividades/deporte_y_ocio_sec.asp?id_seccion=887&idP=4
Tel.:+34 974318238
Tel.:+34 974318113
Tel.:+34 902 477 000

Location

The Reserve Guara Sierra and Canyons

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Description

Between the Pyrenees and the Ebro valley.

The Guara Sierra and Canyons form a spot between two climates which mark different vegetation: dry to the south and luxuriant to the north.

The Reserve extends to cover part of the townships of Abiego, Adahuesca, Aínsa-Sobrarbe, Alquézar, Arguis, Bárcabo, Bierge, Boltaña, Caldearenas, Casbas de Huesca, Colungo, Huesca, Loporzano, Nueno and Sabiñánigo. Its heights go from the 430 metres of the River Alcanadre to the 2,077 of Tozal de Guara. The surrounding area is of a karstic nature, full of caves, hills, abysses and canyons. The climate is halfway between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, due to its location in between the Pyrenees and the Ebro valley. This marks the differences between the vegetation of the south, drier and with abundant pine groves, and of the north, where there are luxuriant species such as beech trees. Four main rivers cross the Sierra, creating the characteristic canyons: el Alcanadre, el Guatizalema, el Vero and el Mascun.

Municipalities

Huesca (Aragon)

Abiego, Adahuesca, Alquézar, Bierge


Type of area
Nature reserve

Area
47453 hectares

Map

Access and surroundings

Cultural information

Its sierras were inhabited during the Upper Palaeolithic, a period from which cave paintings still exist in the shelter of Fuente del Trucho.

Environmental information

It has karstic relief, with hills, caves, abysses and canyons. In its vegetation there is Mediterranean forest, with some enclaves of Atlantic forest and mountain pastures.As for the fauna, the Griffon vulture, the bearded vulture and the golden eagle stand out.



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