Omaña and Luna Valleys
The lands that make up this Biosphere Reserve boast an immense biological diversity, determined by the transition between two types of climate. Highlights include outstanding birch and juniper woods, as well as species of endangered fauna such as the brown bear and Cantabrian capercaillie.
This area offers an immense range of natural, cultural and ethnographic resources, turning this Reserve into a unique site with a host of attractions.
Statement date: 6/29/2005
Category: Biosphere Reserve (81,159 ha.)
Location: Noroeste de la Provincia de León.
- Municipalities in the province of León:
- Los Barrios de Luna,
- Murias de Paredes,
- Sena de Luna,
- Soto y Amío,
Population: 3.217 habitantes
Region / Province biogeographical: Eurosiberiana / Atlántica Europea
Valleys of Babia and Luna
Under the shadow of the rock faces of Peña Ubiña (2,417 metres) lies the rough mountainous landscape of the Valle de San Emiliano.
Situated in between the Leonese valleys of Babia and Luna, on the border[...]
Centro de Interpretación
Centro de Interpretación Reserva de la Biosfera Valles Omaña y Luna
Located in the Casona, Palace of the Counts of Luna (S.XVIII), in Murias de Paredes. During the 1960s it functioned as the Civil Guard House-Barracks, then being closed and disused until the Murias de[...]
Address: C/ Octavio Carb, 15. Murias de Paredes. 24130 León.