Did you know that 35% of the entire surface of the province of Teruel has some type of environmental protection? No wonder it is a perfect destination to enjoy nature, since its more than 300 protected terrains are optimal for a family getaway, with friends, or why not, a solo trip to disconnect. Today we offer you 4 natural areas of Teruel that you cannot miss. Are you coming with us?
Very close to the beautiful town of Albarracín, we find this unique environment that surprises by the reddish colour of its sandstone formations in contrast with the green of its flora. The climate is the main cause of the capricious forms of terrain that adopts a land colonised by the real protagonist of the landscape, the rodeno pine, and which had the honour to be the first protected space of the province of Teruel. This landscape is also notable for its cultural heritage, which includes the many manifestations of Levantine Rock Art, considered a World Heritage by UNESCO. If you want to know more about Pinares de Rodeno enter HERE
Sharing this environment with the province of Zaragoza, the lagoon of Gallocanta forms the largest saline wetland in the Iberian Peninsula and the best preserved salt lake in Western Europe. It also has a huge wealth of fauna, since it constitutes of a magnificent place for wintering and passage during the migrations of multitude of birds that look for warmer temperatures, especially cranes. Regarding this species, it is worth noting that during the months of February and November the Festival of the Crane is held for three days, a very special event with activities around the conservation and dissemination of this area. If you want more information about the lagoon of Gallocanta, enter HERE.
Cultural park of Maestrazgo
This park is set around the Guadalope River and its tributaries form a vast territory with an important patrimonial heritage, both cultural and natural. Among its many options of visit we want to highlight the main natural monuments that it welcomes, such as Las Grutas de Cristal (Crystal Caves), Los Órganos de Montoro (Montoro Organs), El Puente de la Fonseca (The Fonseca Bridge) and el Nacimiento del Río Pitarque (Birth of the River Pitarque). Four places you cannot miss if you decide to explore this place. Discover all the information about the Maestrazgo Cultural Park by clicking HERE.
Terminamos al noroeste de Teruel, en el límite con Tarragona y Castellón, para visitar este impresionante macizo montañoso que cuenta con un gran valor paisajístico, botánico y faunístico. Los amantes de las rapaces tienen una cita en este entorno en el que se pueden ver águilas reales, halcones peregrinos y búhos reales, entre otras especies.
This is our selection of the best natural areas of Teruel. What do you think we should consider in future publications? As always, from Fascinating Spain we want to remember the importance of respecting and preserving these natural areas so that they can continue to be enjoyed in the future as we see them today.