The spectacle of nature in its purest form: that is exactly what Ordesa y Monteperdido National Park is, an authentic treasure that is bound to surprise you. Ready to discover everything it has to offer?
Nestled in the province of Huesca, this magnificent national park encompasses the Ordesa, Añisclo, Escuaín and Pineta valleys and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Impressive, right? This protected natural area is located in the heart of the Pyrenees, meaning a natural spectacle is guaranteed.
The town of Torla is the gateway to the Ordesa Valley and a mandatory stop if you are visiting Ordesa National Park. Here, you can enjoy traditional Pyrenean architecture, known for its stone facades, slate roofs and "scarecrow-witch" chimneys.
If you are a fan of nature and hiking, this is your destination, as the park is the start of several different routes. Some of the most popular are:
If there is one thing the whole park is known for, it is undoubtedly Monte Perdido. This giant overlooks the entire valley and is the highest limestone massif in Europe and third highest mountain in the Pyrenees, measuring an impressive 3,348 metres in height!
Any time of the year is good to visit this natural wonder, although the landscape is particularly spectacular during spring coinciding with the thaw. The waterfalls at this time of year are spectacular! It is also important to bear in mind the number of visitors in the summer months, since during this season, the car parks are usually regulated and capacity subject to greater control.
Remember! If you are considering a visit to this area, you can travel to Huesca on one of our AVE and Larga Distancia (long distance high-speed) trains, and use this as a base for discovering everything that the Pyrenees have to offer. What are you waiting for? Get carried away with Renfe!