The National Park of Aigüestortes and Lake Sant Maurici
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The Parc Nacional d'Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici is one of the 14 parks that exist in the country. The only one you can visit in Catalonia.
It is one of the Quaternary glaciers that repeatedly covered Europe. It manifests itself on the summits creating cirques, hanging valleys and ponds, one of the most unique figures in the park.
It is located in the extreme northwest of Catalonia, in the province of Lleida, in the heart of the Pyrenees. It covers part of the regions of Alta Ribagorça, Pallars Sobirà, Val d'Aran and Pallars Jussà.
In this place, the liquid can be found in different manifestations: lakes, rivers, waterfalls, etc.
In 2018 it was visited by half a million people , and its appeal is such that it is an almost mandatory stop. For this reason, we leave you with five routes to make the most of your visit.
Five routes of the National Park
Five designated routes in which you can observe characteristic plant species such as the black pine, the Fleur de Lis or the multicolored fir:
Ribera de Sant Nicolau Route This is one of the best-known routes in the Park. In about 3 hours, you will pass through such attractive places as the Sant Esperit waterfall, the Estany de Llebreta or the Planell d'Aigüestortes.
Route of the marmota Chosen mainly by climbers. In it you will find the main peaks above 3,000 meters of the Park. In an average of two and a half hours, you will visit the Cavallers Reservoir, the Riumalo Waterfall and the Estany Negre.
Route to Las Agulles d'Amitges Three hours of ascent to finally arrive at Estany d'Amitges. Along the way you can see the Estany de Sant Maurici, the Waterfall and the Estany de Ratera.
Circ de Colomers Route An itinerary that begins in Banhs de Tredòs to Lac de Colomers. A route only suitable for those who have a good physical background, since the estimated time is six and a half hours.
Estanys de la Vall Fosca Route Two and a half hours of ascent and a drop of 580 metres. You will have to use the cable car to join the section between the Sallente reservoir and Lake Gento.
In short, the National Park offers unparalleled views. If you stay at the Hotel Les Brases, in less than an hour by car you can enjoy an extraordinary adventure. Don't forget your camera to immortalize the moment!
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