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Aiguestortes National Park (Parque Nacional de Aiguestortes) description and photos - Spain: Baqueira Beret. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Parque Nacional de Aiguestortes.
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In the north of Spain, almost in the center of the Pyrenees mountains, there is the amazing Aiguestortes Natural Park. The main part of the park, which has national status, occupies an area of just over 14 thousand hectares with elevation differences from 1000 to 3000 meters above sea level. The park was founded in 1955 and is the only national natural park in Catalonia.
The park is rightfully considered the true heritage of the country. Here it was possible to preserve in the wild all the richness of flora and fauna characteristic of this region. The flora and fauna presented in the park are due to the location of most of it at an altitude of more than 1000 meters above sea level. As you climb the steep slopes of the Pyrenees ridge, the meadows lying at their foot, are replaced by deciduous forests at low altitudes, turn into evergreen at medium altitudes and end in alpine pastures. Deciduous forests are represented mainly by fluffy oak, ash and hazel. At an altitude of 1500-200 meters, mainly black pines and spruces grow, in places illuminated by the sun, junipers are found. Mountain ash, blueberry and rhododendron can also be seen here. On alpine pastures at an altitude of over 2,300 meters, the flora is represented mainly by alpine vegetation, such as various gentian species, buttercups. Representatives of the fauna inhabiting the park are mainly chamois, ermines, martens, squirrels, deer and many species of birds.
In addition to the richness of the flora, delighting in the brightness of colors, and majestic rocky peaks, at the sight of which it captures spirit,
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