Geographically, this is a clearly defined valley crossed by the River Sil and its small tributaries that divide up the territory.
Tourists will have the chance to admire landscapes of outstanding natural value, as well as a fascinating cultural heritage featuring singular elements that are beginning to be enhanced for visitors’ enjoyment, including the local mining heritage or the ancient fortified settlements. The principal centre of population is Villablino, which offers various services, as well as hotels, hostels, pubs and restaurants. There are also numerous rural tourism houses and hostels dotted around the 14 villages that make up this municipality.
Statement date: 7/10/2003
Category: Biosphere Reserve (21,700 ha.)
Location: Noroeste de la provincia de León, en la Cordillera Cantábrica
- Municipalities in the province of León:
Population: 10.003 habitantes
Managers: Fundación Laciana Reserva de la Biosfera
Address: Avda. de la Constitución, s/n. C.P. 24100 Villablino (León).
Phone: 987 470 001
Region / Province biogeographical: Eurosiberiana / Atlántica Europea