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Picos de Europa National Park



  • Picos de Europa National Park. Cantabria

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Picos de Europa National Park


Picos de Europa National Park


Location and municipalities

Location

It is situated between the regions of Asturias, Cantabria and León, in the heart of the Cantabrian Mountains, in northern Spain.  

Municipalities

Asturias (Asturias)

Amieva, Cangas de Onís, Onís, Cabrales, Peñamellera Alta, Peñamellera Baja

Cantabria (Cantabria)

Camaleño, Cillorigo de Liébana, Tresviso

León (Castile-Leon)

Oseja de Sajambre, Posada de Valdeón


Picos de Europa National Park


Activities

  • Routes around the Park

Picos de Europa National Park


Visitor centre in Sotama


Visitor centres

Location

Avenida Luis Cuevas, 2-A
Tama, Cillorigo de Liébana (Cantabria)

Contact details

Timetables

From Nov 01 to Mar 31
Monday to Sunday
09:00 to 18:00


From Apr 01 to Jun 30

Pedro Pidal visitor centre


Visitor centres

Location

Área de servicios de Buferrera
Lagos de Covadonga, Cangas de Onís (Asturias)

Contact details

Timetables

From Mar 16 to Dec 10
Monday to Sunday
10:00 to 18:00



Picos de Europa National Park


Description

This was the first national park to be declared in Spain, and its landscapes, typical of Green Spain, will take your breath away. There are three approaches to the park. If you come from Asturias you'll pass through the towns of Cangas de Onís and Arenas de Cabrales. If you're entering from Cantabria, you'll start out from Potes until you come to Fuente Dé, where you'll take a cable car going up to over 1,800 metres. And if you're coming from León, you can start out on foot along the famous Cares Route. This park is full of special places. One of the most popular with visitors is the Covadonga Lakes, a sight not to be missed. What animals can you find there? The Cantabrian chamois is the symbol of the park, while overhead you'll witness the majestic flight of golden eagles and griffon vultures. It is also home to brown bears and wolves. What's on offer in the park? Find out about the free guided routes. If you prefer to travel under your own steam, you'll find over 30 footpaths and the Bulnes funicular railway. And you should on no account miss the jewel in the crown: its spectacular observation points.

  • Quality certification
  • Biosphere Reserve certification
  • Ecotourism certification