Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici
Touching the sky
Imagine a landscape made of high mountains, crystal clear waters and lush forests. Come and enjoy it at Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park.
This unique national park in Catalonia offers a particular high mountain landscape ruled by water. Its more than 200 glacial lakes reflect the outlines of the wonderful snow-covered mountains that mingle with the sky. Numerous streams, torrents and waterfalls fill in the whole park with their relaxing sound of water.
THE 6 UNMISSABLE SPOTS
A real must
SANT MAURICI LAKE AND
The Sant Maurici Lake with the Encantats peaks in the background undoubtedly represent the most emblematic image of the National Park and one of the most famous postcards of the Catalan Pyrenees. In summer, the aggressiveness of the Encantats rocks contrasts the peace of the waters of the lakes. In winter, the white of the snow unifies the whole landscape, though. Any season is special to enjoy this utterly photogenic landscape.
After Sant Maurici Lake and Encantats Peaks, Amitges Needles are probably the second most famous place in the National Park. Amid a virtually lunar environment characterized by the absence of vegetation, two impressive needles rise as survivors of an old time, when ice was the main dominator.
Portarró d'Espot is the meeting point of the two main sectors of the National Park: Espot Valley and Sant Nicolau Valley. Located at 2.428 m above sea level, it is a privileged lookout that allows you to enjoy a unique panoramic view of the whole park.
MATA DE VALÈNCIA WOOD
Mata de València is the widest pine wood in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the few places in which you can still hear the song of the wood grouse, an endangered species. The magic it creates when the sunlight seeps into the high branches of pines takes you to the woods of legends and tales.
The Peguera Valley is a peaceful area ruled by the sound of the river that flows down to Espot. If you follow it upstream, you will get to the top of the valley and come across a wild landscape full of splendid glacial lakes. Surrounded by pointy mountains, Tort and Negre deep water lakes are the biggest in the area.
Located at the source of Àssua Valley, La Mainera lakes rime with peace and calm. The blue waters of the three lakes stand out in the surrounding green mountains and pastureland. The landscape of La Mainera lakes has got different characteristics from the rest and must be visited if you want to discover the park from a more unknown point of view.