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Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park

Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park




Contact details

Location

Autonomous region:
Aragon

Province/Island:
Huesca

Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park

  • x

    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.

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    Biosphere Reserve, recognition from UNESCO for certain natural sites..




Description

Mountain landscape presided by Monte Perdido.

The National Park is part of the Pyrenees and Monte Perdido National Park which was declared a World Heritage site in 1997 by the UNESCO. Since 1977, a part of the park has also been inside the Ordesa-Viñamala Biosphere Reserve.

It is an incredibly beautiful place with a landscape of towering summits. It has a wide variety of ecosystems with both an Atlantic and Mediterranean influence, which is what gives it such a rich and diverse flora and fauna. The scenery is dominated by the great massif of Monte Perdido (3,355 m), with the peaks of the Tres Sorores branching out into the valleys of Ordesa, Pineta, Añisclo and Escuaín.

Municipalities

Huesca (Aragon)

Bielsa, Fanlo, Broto, Puértolas, Tella-Sin, Torla


Location

It is located in the province of Huesca (Aragón) in the north of the interior of Spain.
 


Type of area
National park

Area
15.608 hectares

What you can do


  • Mountaineering

Map

Access and surroundings

Cultural information

Its medieval history can be seen in its towns and villages in the remains of castles, shrines, houses and fortresses, which are partly preserved. In the surrounding area there are houses with architecture that is typical of this part of the region of Aragon, with sandstone roofs and stone walls.
 

Environmental information

This is a high-mountain landscape with an extremely abrupt relief formed by deep canyons and raised plateaus. The extreme aridity of the upper areas contrasts with green valleys with woods and pastures, where the water forms waterfalls and rushes through canyons and gorges. The park actively takes part in the recovery of bearded vultures, with supplementary feeding areas in the Escuaín sector.
 

Information for visits

Admission to the park is free and depending on the area you wish to explore, it can be entered either from Escalona, Torla, Escuaín, Tella or Bielsa. You can check the Visitor Centres on this page. More access information.

 

Visitor centres

La Casa Museo de la Maestra visitor centre

Location

C/ Única, s/n
Tella, Tella-Sin (Huesca)

Contact details

ordesa@mma.es


Schedule

From Jun 01 to Sep 30

El Molino visitor centre, or Casa de la Bruja

Location

Tella, Tella-Sin (Huesca)

Contact details

[ordesa@mma.es]


Schedule

From Jun 01 to Sep 30

From Jun 01 to Sep 30

El Parador visitor centre

Location

Camino Torla - Pradera de Ordesa, km 5
Torla (Huesca)

Contact details

Tel.:: [+34 974486421]
[ordesa@mma.es]


Schedule

From Jun 01 to Sep 30

From Jun 01 to Sep 30

From Jun 01 to Sep 30

Casa de Oliván centre for the sensory disabled

Location

Carretera Torla - Pradera de Ordesa
Pradera de Ordesa, Torla (Huesca)


Schedule

From Jun 01 to Sep 30

From Jun 01 to Sep 30

From Jun 01 to Sep 30

From Jun 01 to Sep 30
By prior appointment.