The 6 most spectacular National Parks in Europe

The 6 most spectacular National Parks in Europe

1. KRKA NATIONAL PARK
Located in Croatia is one of the destinations that in recent years has had more visits, and it is impossible to resist the center of interest: a waterfall worthy of a god, the Krka waterfalls (a succession of lakes and waterfalls). Photographed ad nauseam, for its transparent waters with a turquoise tone that makes you want to immerse yourself in its waters from the first moment. In fact, you can in a limited area for it. If you are lucky, you will have the opportunity to spot birds of prey.

2. GARAJONAY NATIONAL PARK
Located on the island of La Gomera in the Canary Islands, it is also a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is practically the only space we can find in Europe covered with the genuine wet evergreen forests of laurisilva that populated Europe at the time tertiary. An essential visit if you travel to the Canarian archipelago. With 20 arboreal species and considered a Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA), it contains 1000 species of invertebrates, of which 150 are endemic.

3. DURMITOR NATIONAL PARK
An exceptional place located in the Republic of Montenegro, whose name comes precisely from Mount Durmitor with 2,522 meters of altitude, which was also declared a World Heritage Site. A park with peaks, impressive lakes and a canyon that will leave your mouth opened. It is the perfect space to observe animals such as the brown bear, the chamois, the wolf, the Bonelli’s eagle, the northern owl, the peregrine falcon, and a long etcetera.

4. NATIONAL PARK OF AIGUAS TORTAS AND LAKE OF SAN MAURICIO
Located in Catalonia, in Lérida, it comprises four Pyrenean regions: the Alta Ribagorza, the Pallars Sobirà, the Pallars Jussà and the Valle de Arán. It stands out for its great lakes of glacial origin from the Quaternary period. It is a humid zone of international importance that appears in the RAMSAR Convention, and Special Protection Area for Birds, with Category II of the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Special Area of ​​Conservation of the Alpine Biogeographical Region (ZEC). So, there are not more reasons to escape a few days and enjoy the mountain: Pyrenean vegetation and alpine scenery are the perfect frame.

5. TEIDE NATIONAL PARK
Located in the highest area of ​​the Canary Island of Tenerife, it is one of the most emblematic parks of our country, the oldest one. It was also declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, and within its extension we can admire the incredible Teide volcano (Echeide for native Guanches) with 3,718 m of altitude, the highest peak in Spain. It is the most visited National Park in Europe. With a multitude of characteristic and typical endemisms there, some of them in danger of extinction. Thus, 58 plants are considered endemic Canarian plants.

6. NATIONAL PARK OF ÉCRINS
Located in France, it is a park located in the area of ​​the Dauphinois Alps, to the southwest. With 91,800 hectares, it is a paradise for wildlife, especially for raptors, stoats, wolves, marmots, lynxes, chamois, mountain goats, or even snakes. Its peaks of more than 3,000 meters are essential places in the world mountaineering, if you add to this its forty glaciers, we have the perfect landscape to venture into the untamed nature. Barre des Écrins with 4102 meters of altitude, is the highest and most respected summit. He has obtained Category II of the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN). You can not go there without investigating more about the flora that grows in that space, you can see a very rare type of orchids! Of course, see, but do not touch, or start. They are protected!

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