AWAYN IMAGE Picos de Europa
AWAYN IMAGE Picos de Europa
AWAYN IMAGE Picos de Europa

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This spot, Asturias that lies in the north of Spain, is perfect for taking visit into the calm of the nature, forgetting about the stressful on goings of life. The scenic beauty of high-altitude terraces is beyond amazing where the cool and clean breeze provides a joyful experience to the soul. This place is surrounded by dense green region of Spain, in the Cantabrian coast whereas three times of its total land area consist of the protected nature areas which are kept in their natural form to prevent from any damage, thereby exhibiting a more beautiful and stunning appearance to all the viewers. Visit to Asturias will certainly leave you with unforgettable memories.

 Picos de Europa National Park was Spain's first to obtain this designation. His history dates back to 1918 when the Marquis of Villaviciosa, Don Pedro Pidal, promoted the law to create the Montaña de Covadonga National Park, which was named the Picos de Europa National Park on May 30, 1995. The designation of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve was provided to this natural area in 2002.

There are three main massifs in the Picos de Europa Mountains: Massif East or Andara, Massif Central or Urrieles, and Massif Western or Cornión. The climate is humid and rainy because it is affected by the ocean (only 20 km away). It's winter snowing, but it's not strange to find year-round snowfields. Because of the distinctive park climate, there are often fog banks, much feared by mountain climbers. It stands out owing to its strong relief in terms of its orography, where deep ravines and canyons follow high peaks. The hills in more than 200 locations are more than 2,000 meters above sea level and there are more than 2,300 meter high slopes. The most abrupt of the three is the central massif with the largest peaks: Torrecerredo (2,646 m), the area's largest peak, Naranjo de Bulnes (2,519 m) and Pico Tesorero (2,570 m). The longest is the eastern massif, where high peaks such as Peña Santa de Castilla (2,596 meters) alternate with meadows, mountain forests, beeke forests, oak groves and heathland. In this massif you will find the famous Covadonga Lakes. The eastern massif is shorter and lower, as opposed to the sharp crags of the green pastureland. Four rivers flow through the park along deep ravines: La Hermida Gorge's Deva River; Los Beyos Gorge's Sella River; Garganta Divina Gorge's Cares River; and La India's Duje River Gorges. There are many points of perspective from which we can contemplate its beauty. A good option is to use the cable car from Fuentedé that will take you 1,800 meters above sea level.

Today Weather Forecast:
TempratureCurrent Temprature: 10.56 C

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wind Wind: 4.02

Humidity Humidity: 10

Pressure Pressure: 1011(mb)

Clouds Clouds: moderate rain

sunrise sunrise: 2019-12-15 07:44:04

sunset sunset: 2019-12-15 16:44:33