Sunday, December 29, 2013

SPAIN: MONASTERIO DE PIEDRA

Hidden in the mountains in the province of Zaragoza, the Natural Park of the Monasterio de Piedra offers a really beautiful environment, especially in Autumn.

Around a monastery, the waters of the River Piedra have shaped the landscape into lakes, grottos and waterfalls, such us:

  • Cascada Caprichosa (Caprichosa Waterfall)
  • Lago de los Patos (Lake of Ducks)
  • Cascada Trinidad (Trinidad Waterfall)
  • Cascada Caprichosa (Caprichosa Waterfall)
  • River Piedra
  • Cascada Iris (Iris Waterfall)
  • Gruta Iris (Iris Grotto)
  • Cascada Cola de Caballo (Cola de Caballo Waterfall)
  • Lago del Espejo (Mirror Lake)
  • Monasterio de Piedra


Besides, the park preserves dense forests in an ecosystem of great biological richness with many different species of animals and a great variety of giant trees. 



Natural Park of Monasterio de Piedra
Here begins the itinerary of Natural Park of Monasterio de Piedra


Natural Park of Monasterio de Piedra
Fallen leaves in Natural Park of Monasterio de Piedra


Cascada Trinidad (Trinidad Waterfall)



Cascada Caprichosa in Monasterio de Piedra
This is the first waterfall we saw in Monasterio de Piedra


Cascada Caprichosa (Caprichosa Waterfall)



Cascada Caprichosa in Monasterio de Piedra
A closer view of the previous waterfall


Lago de los Patos (Lake of Ducks)



Lago de los Patos in Monasterio de Piedra
A bridge over Lago de los Patos in Monasterio de Piedra


Lago de los Patos in Monasterio de Piedra
Nice environment in Monasterio de Piedra around Lago de los Patos


Cascada Trinidad (Trinidad Waterfall)



Cascada Trinidad in Monasterio de Piedra
Cascada Trinidad in Monasterio de Piedra


Cascada Trinidad in Monasterio de Piedra
A closer view of Trinidad waterfall in Monasterior de Piedra


Cascada Caprichosa (Caprichosa Waterfall)



Cascada Caprichosa in Monasterio de Piedra
As you can see, there are many waterfalls you can see in Monasterio de Piedra



Cascada Caprichosa in Monasterio de Piedra
Cascada la Caprichosa (Caprichosa waterfall) in Monasterio de Piedra


River Piedra


River Piedra
River Piedra, whose waters have shaped the landscape of this park




Cascada Iris (Iris Waterfall)



Cascada Iris in Monasterio de Piedra
Cascada Iris in Monasterio de Piedra




Gruta Iris (Iris Grotto)




Gruta Iris in Monasterio de Piedra
Gruta Iris (Iris grotto) in Monasterio de Piedra



Natural Park of Monasterio de Piedra
Beautiful place where we enjoyed our meal in Monasterio de Piedra


Cascada Cola de Caballo (Cola de Caballo Waterfall)



Cascada Cola de Caballo in Monasterio de Piedra
Cascada Cola de Caballo (Cola de Caballo waterfall) in Monasterio de Piedra


Lago del Espejo (Mirror Lake)



Lago del Espejo in Monasterio de Piedra
Lago del Espejo (Mirror Lake) in Monasterio de Piedra



Monasterio de Piedra



Chapter room of Monasterio de Piedra
Chapter room of Monasterio de Piedra


Cloister of Monasterio de Piedra
Cloister of Monasterio de Piedra



Finally, next you have links of other beautiful places I have visited in Spain:


- Catalonia

- Basque Country

- Cantabria

- Granada

- Sevilla, Córdoba, Cádiz and Costa de la Luz

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