A breathtaking setting
Glaciers of Neila Lagoons
Situated in the southeast of the province of Burgos, Neila Lagoons boast a stunning landscape featuring breathtaking glacial shapes and contrasting tones created by the water ecosystems and the typical Mediterranean mountain scenery.
In terms of vegetation, particularly worthy of note are the rare aquatic species that live on the shores and shallow waters of these lagoons of glacial origin, the juniper groves and pastureland, but above all the floating peat mats of Long Lagoon. As for the fauna, visitors should look out for the lagoon fish and amphibians that inhabit the marshy peat areas of these mountainous regions, as well as several small mammals and birds such as the Palaearctic otter, the Pyrenean desman, the white-throated dipper and the common kingfisher, etc.
Lying within the boundaries of the Demanda mountain range, it boasts a varied landscape that is almost entirely limited to the Ebro basin. Its isolation from the other valleys means that it has its own unique landscapes, making this a truly outstanding location.
Category: Natural Park (6,290 ha.)
- Municipalities in the province of Burgos:
Park House of the Lagunas Glaciares de Neila
Situated in the ancient Romanesque Church of San Miguel. The former vestry now has a twofold function as an audiovisual room, providing an insight into the Nature Park’s principal natural and cultural values, and also as a workshop for a wide range of activities.
Address: C/San Miguel, s/n. Neila. 09679 Burgos.
Telephone: 947 394 909
- Iberian wolf, deer, roe deer, wild boar, wildcat, badger..., birds like the golden eagle, Northern goshawk or Eurasian eagle-owl; and trout, otter and Pyrenean desman.
- It has an attractive landscape lying in the interest and spectacular glacial forms. There are contrasts of color and texture linked to aquatic ecosystems and landscapes typical of the Mediterranean high mountain.
- The Scots pine dominates a landscape where there are also beeches, oaks, birch, holly or yew trees.