Thursday, July 12, 2012

CATALONIA: AIGÜESTORTES AND LLAC DE SANT MAURICI


Recently I went to Aigüestortes and Llac de Sant Maurici National Park, located in the north of Catalonia, near France, between the mountains of the Pyrenees. The landscapes I enjoyed were wonderful, so I would like to show you some pictures I took there.

Espot and Boí are the villages where the headquarters of the National Park are. You have to go there to visit the most beautiful places of this park: Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici Lake. Actually, in 2008 I visited La Vall de Boí and the area of the park beside Boí. This time, I enjoyed the landscapes of Sant Maurici Lake.

Our headquarters was Casa Font in Saurí, a lovely village near Sort. We really liked this house and we felt really comfortable there. From here, on saturday,  we went to Sort for doing rafting and, on sunday, we went to Espot to visit the Aigüestortes i Llac de Sant Maurici National Park. It was an intense and fantastic weekend.


Aigüestortes and Llac de Sant Maurici National Park


Llac de  Sant Maurici (Sant Maurici Lake)



Llac de Sant Maurici in Aigüestortes National Park
Sant Maurici lake surrounded by mountains of the Pyrenees in Aigüestortes National Park

Llac de Sant Maurici in Aigüestortes National Park
Clear water of Sant Maurici lake in Aigüestortes National Park


Cascada de la Ratera (Ratera Waterfall)


Ratera waterfall in Aigüestortes and Llac de Sant Maurici National Park
Ratera waterfall in Aigüestortes and Llac de Sant Maurici National Park

Aigüestortes and Llac de Sant Maurici National Park
Walking to Estany de la Ratera in Aigüestortes and Llac de Sant Maurici National Park

Fir trees and Llac de Sant Maurici in Aigüestortes National Park
Fir trees and Llac de Sant Maurici in Aigüestortes National Park

Creek near Estany de la Ratera in Aigüestortes and Llac de Sant Maurici National Park
Creek near Estany de la Ratera in Aigüestortes and Llac de Sant Maurici National Park

Estany de la Ratera (Ratera Pond)



Estany de la Ratera in Aigüestortes and Llac de Sant Maurici National Park
Estany de la Ratera in Aigüestortes and Llac de Sant Maurici National Park

Another picture of Estany de la Ratera surrounded by mountains of the Pyrenees in Aigüestortes National Park


Llac de Sant Maurici Viewpoint



Sant Maurici lake in Aigüestortes National Park
This path leads to a viewpoint from which the view of Sant Maurici lake in Aigüestortes National Park is wonderful

Sant Maurici lake and Encantats Peaks in Aigüestortes National Park
Fantastic view of Sant Maurici lake and Encantats Peaks in Aigüestortes National Park


Finally, if you liked these landscapes, clicking on the next links you will find links to other fantastic places in the Pyrenees of Catalonia,  Andorra and France, like:

- Catalonia:
- Andorra

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