Here is our pick for the Most Beautiful Lakes and Lagoons in Spain
Summer is a great time to explore the sights that nature offers us in Spain. Here are 10 of them that will not leave you indifferent.
This iconic landscape is part of the National Park Picos de Europa, Spain’s oldest (since 1918). Three glacial lakes located more than 1,000 meters: Enol, and Ercina The Bricial, the smallest.
The park covers 64,660 hectares distributed between Leon, Asturias and Cantabria. Accessible to the lakes by public transport or private vehicles throughout the year, except in high season when only accessible by public transport and taxis.
In Enol, submerged in a cave since 1972 to eight meters deep, lies an image of the Virgin of Covadonga. Every September 8th, a regional party, ‘La Santina’ emerge to with the help of a team of Divers – surface.
This wonderful area of La Mancha consists of a total of 15 lakes, which along 15 kilometres up the valley of the Upper Guadiana river which rises at its highest point.
One of the hallmarks of these gaps are the waterfalls and jumps between each other.’s 3,772 hectares of Natural Park this home to a large number of species of animals and plants.
In this area of the region of Campo de Montiel activities include hiking, diving, canoeing, sailing, climbing wall and more. Not far from here you must start the journey of Don Quixote, who defined these mirrors called La Mancha as a “magical lagoon system,” according to journalist Alba G. Fernández-Pacheco.
The largest lake in Spain we have in the region of Sanabria, Zamora in northwestern. The area covers no less than 369 acres, 1.5 miles wide by 3 long.’s Depth reaches 53 meters.
It is one of the largest lakes in Europe, and the largest glacial. In 1978, the Sanabria Lake Natural Park was established and Surroundings. At various sandy beaches or sand and stone, perimeter spread bathing and fishing are permitted. In its waters, you can also go scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing and canoeing.
Around this large lake, there are numerous campsites and hiking trails. Sanabria Lake is the source of stories and legends. Miguel de Unamuno was inspired by him to his famous novel “San Manuel Bueno, Martyr ‘.
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How Ness, Lake Banyoles has its own legend of terror. The monster, in this case, is a dragon, known among the people as Draga, causing shipwrecks, disappearances and deaths, the latest in 1913 and 1998.
Only one man could subdue this beast, the French Franciscan monk San Emeterio when he began to pray to her. Then the monk founded the monastery of San Esteban de Banyoles and the Beast returned to the lake where no one has seen. Are warned boaters and swimmers.
Tables of Coldstream is a wetland was declared a National Park in 1973 its name from the natural phenomenon of tables river ecosystem that occurs when the confluence of two rivers overflowing water on a gentle slope terrain.
In this case, the two rivers that originate the tables are the Guadiana and Cigüela. Of the 3,000 hectares of Natural Park are flooded some 400 However, overexploitation of aquifers threatens the preservation of this National Park. For this reason, the European Commission opened a file to Spain in 2009.
In this beautiful place a diverse range of flora and fauna (especially birds: loons, herons, egrets, ducks and colorao- -cuchara, kingfishers, coots, cigüeñelas, warblers, marsh harriers *)
This mysterious lake is from a glacial origin and is located in the mountains of the Picos de Urbion between Vinuesa and Covaleda (Soria). The shape of the Natural Park of the Black Lagoon and Glacier Urbion cirques, declared in 2008.
Belonging to the natural region of Pine is cloistered between high stone walls. A legend says that is bottomless and that a monster lives in it, although the data indicate that their depth is about eight meters and every first Sunday of August a number of swimmers crossing it from side to side, without being aware fatalities.
If we listen to ‘The Land of Alvargonzález’, the longest of the poems in ‘Campos de Castilla, Antonio Machado, within it lies the body of Alvargonzález, killed by a fountain by two of his children. Arturo Ruiz-Castillo brought this legend to the movies in 1952: ‘The Black Lagoon’.
Lake San Mauricio
To reach this lake have to overcome the Catalan Pyrenees. It is located in the municipality of Espot province of Lleida. Located 1,910 meters above sea level, measures 1,100 meters long by 200 wide.
The National Park Aigüestortes St. Maurice is the only national park located in Catalonia. The lake lies at the foot of the two needles called The Enchanted. It is possible that visitors feel equally delighted by the natural beauty of the landscape.
The largest lake in Andalusia, with 6.5 and 2.5 kilometres, is in the region of Antequera (Málaga). Names the Natural Reserve Laguna Fuente de Piedra, and covers 1,364 hectares.
It is surrounded by olive groves and cereal and is an important meeting place for many migratory birds. In fact, home to the largest colony of flamingos in the Peninsula and the second in Europe.
Have you ever visited a rosa laguna • In Torrevieja, Alicante, it is possible? Lagoons of La Mata and Torrevieja are located in the district of Vega Baja del Segura.
Both lagoons are used for salt mining. For this purpose, the funds have been lined with a layer of red clay. This explains the pink posing the lagoon surface. Alicantinas These peculiar gaps were declared Natural Park by the Valencian government in 1988 Since 1994 are Natural Park.
It is said that bathing in these waters produces therapeutic effects. Why is no one body is smeared with mud, which would mineralizing, regenerative properties and a stimulating effect on healing?
The Natural Reserve of the Gallocanta Lake is located in Aragon, between the regions of Campo de Daroca and Jiloca. The lagoon is located in the middle of the Iberian, on a plateau 1,000 meters above the sea level.
It is the largest natural lake in the Peninsula and, along with that of Fuente de piedra, Málaga, is the largest salt lake in Europe. Its area is 1,924 acres, with a maximum length of 7 km and a maximum width of 2 Your external protection zone comprises 4,553 hectares.
In its setting has a rich and varied flora and fauna. For example, with 220 species of birds, an average of 150,000 copies in winter.
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by: Petre Tourist