The Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park is Spain´s oldest protected area, it was declared National Park en 1918, to protect and preserve one of the treasures that The Pyrenees hides, The Ordesa Valley.
In 1982, the park was enlarged to cover the actual extension, including the Pineta, Escuaín, Añisclo and Ordesa Valleys.
It was declared a World Heritage site by the UNESCO in 1997. Since 1997, a part of the park has also been inside the Ordesa-Viñamala Biosphere Reserve.
The Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park is dominated by the great massif of Monte Perdido, being the highest limestone summit in Europe. Standing at 3335m is the highest peak within the protected area and one of the most iconic three thousander of the Pyrenees.
Ordesa National Park is not only known by its peaks and its majestic hillsides but it is also known for so many other natural wonders such as the innumerable spectacular waterfalls as “The Cola de Caballo” or its magic beech woodland, which gives shelter to a large number of animals. All this magnificence under the watchful eye of the bearded vultures that fly over the valleys.