Habitat for brown bears and capercaillies
Despite its amazing scenery, this park stands out for its unique, almost mythical animal species, such as the brown bear, the capercaillie and the wolf.
The park is structured by the upper basins of the Ibias and Narea rivers, and closed to the south by Sierra de Degaña, and to the north by Sierra de Caniellas. Inside are the Muniellos and Cueto de Arbás Reserves, where diverse populations of brown bears and capercaillies are protected. Other notable species include the peregrine falcon, the gray partridge, the Pyrenean desman, the gray dormouse; and the roe deer, wild boar, wild cat, marten and beech marten.
Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña e Ibias Natural Park
Cangas del Narcea, Asturias (Principality of Asturias)
Asturias (Principality of Asturias):
- Cangas del Narcea
What you need to know
Nearby villages boast a rich monumental heritage. Cangas de Narcea, for example, deserves a visit for its parish church, the Omaña palace and the Queipo de Llano palace.
It is formed by the upper basins of the Narcea and Ibias rivers. Its predominant vegetation is beech, which in some areas is replaced by birch and oak. Its great biological wealth derives from being an outstanding habitat for brown bears and capercaillies.
Information for visits
Access to the park is made from Vega de Rengos. The park includes the Muniellos and Cueto de Arbás Reserves, with restricted access. Information point: Pza. Luis Alvarez, 17 33800. Cangas del Narcea