Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
Ordesa y Monte Perdikdo Natonal Park (Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido) is an IUCN Category II National Park situated in the Pyrenees. There has been a National Park in the Ordesa Valley since 1918. Its protected area was enlarged in 1982 to cover the whole region amounting to 156.08 km².
It has been included since 1997 by UNESCO in the Biosphere Reserve of Ordesa-Viñamala. In the same year, it was included in the cross-border Pyrénées - Mont Perdu World Heritage Site.
The closes city is Huesca and the park lies north of the city. The best way to get there is definitely by car as the public transport options are somewhat limited. You can catch a train to the cities of Monzón and Sabiñanigo. Here you have connecting options to reach Ordesa.
When to visit
There are plenty of activities throughout the year in the national park. Just make sure you plan for the season.
Map of Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
Image gallery of Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
Sights in Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
Some national parks contain more than just natural wonders. This list shows you some of the sights that are located in the national park. This includes museums, cathedrals, bridges, dams and much more.
Visitor/Information centres in Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
Most national parks have an associated visitor centre to help visitors. They are usually open most of the year but some close in the off-season. You will often be able to find information on all the activities in the national park. A visit to the visitor centre is often recommended before venturing into the park.
Hiking trails in Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
Almost all national parks have some opportunities for hiking. You can see some of the more popular trails here. You should get local information for detailed information on all trails of the national park.
Cabins & Shelters
This section lists some of the cabins and shelters for the national park. They can be great places to stay for the experience or as overnight stays on hikes.
Mountains in Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
This section will list some of the famous peaks in the national park. Be sure to do proper research before venturing on to the high peaks.
Wildlife in Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
These sections shows you some of the characteristic wildlife to the national park.
Bears in Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
Bears in the park
This national park has bears and you need to take the necessary precautions. Read the article on bears and seek information from local park authorities.