Location of National Park Aigüestortes
Aiguestortes Natural Park with Lake Sant Maurici is in the Pyrenees of Lleida and can be considered one of the parks most beautiful high mountain of Spain . Its total area is 40 856 hectares and covers part four surrounding counties : Ribagorza Sobira Pallars , Khussa Pallars and the Aran Valley .
There are different characteristics that make this beautiful place is very special . One of them refers to its granitic soil in which you can see very well the glacial erosion . Another is the high number of lakes or Stanys , around 200 . Water is the main protagonist in its various forms : meandering rivers , streams , waterfalls .... This has much to do with the word that names the park " Aigüestortes " .
Of the 40856 hectares has all the park, one can say that there is an area inside the extension occupying 14119 acres that are considered more protected territory . The rest of the area PERIPHEAL , but so is the protection criteria are lower.
Within the interior of the park area of Agüestortes nacionas are the municipalities for the valley and Espot Bohi . We must also mention the St. Nicholas River valleys and the river valley tor Noguera .
The most iconic image of the park is the lake area of Sant Maurici , place of incredible beauty where one can spot two majestic granite peaks of high altitude ( 1747m ) . These two clumps are called "Els Encantats" or The Enchanted .
PERIPHEAL area is also quite nice and interesting to the traveler . We highlight it as Vielha locations , Naut Aran Cabdella Tower , Espot , High Neu , Sort and Esterri Anheu . The scenery is also very beautiful with beautiful valleys such as Gerber and Kamares , circuses worth admiring as Saboredo and Cabanes and lakes like Cabdella .
The park has a nature reserve plant and animal species . Highlights in animals, the eagle, the vulture , wild boar , wild cat , ermine , red frogs , newts pirináico and many others that are protected to avoid extinction .
Note that this park is a paradise for nature lovers and sports related to it.