One of the main natural treasures of Spain
Riaño and Mampodre Mountain Regional Park
The Picos de Europa are the largest limestone formation in Atlantic Europe with important karst processes, chasms that reach more than 1,000 m and very clear glacial erosion.
Abrupt territory and steep slopes, in its streams and forests, in its meadows and cliffs, beings that are already forgotten in many places and unique cultural patterns take refuge and survive.
Life in the present, part of our past and a reference for the future. But here there is much more than landscape, there are centuries of history written in the villages, in the valleys, in the churches, in the cabins of the ports and on their roads but also in its people, some settlers who, over the centuries , they have made their life compatible with the conservation of nature. Some settlers without whom these lands would not be as they are today.
Category: Regional Park (120,720 ha.)
- Municipalities in the province of León:
- Boca de Huérgano,
- Puebla de Lillo,
Houses "El Torreón de Puebla de Lillo" and "Valle del Porma"
This Visitor Centre is housed in a medieval tower that over the centuries has witnessed the way the landscape, houses and people in this town have changed.
On the first floor is the reception area offering a general insight into the Regional Park and things to do and see. One of the highlights is the interactive point which includes a virtual tour of the Centre. There is also a series of panels that show the wide variety of flora and fauna to look out for during each season of the year.
Address: C/ La Torre, 2. C/ Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, 9-11. Puebla de Lillo. 24855 León.
Telephone: 987 731 091
Park House of Valdeburon
The reception area offers visitors a general insight into the Regional Park, based on the general map and a brief audiovisual introduction featuring photographs that give an idea of what they can find.
Information is also available about the services provided by the network of Visitor Centres, their location inside the park and things to do and look out for, such as trails, geology, wildlife, flora, cultural heritage, etc.
Address: Ctra. Polvoredo, s/n. Lario (Burón). 24995 León.
Telephone: 987 742 314
- The bear and capercaillie are the most representative species. Wolves, chamois, European badgers, otters, Bonelli's Eagle, Eurasian eagle-owl, Egyptian vulture and vautour percnoptère are some of its inhabitants.
- A peculiar geological nature formed by a compact mass of limestone, broken and spectacular modeling. Its peculiar landscape is due to two types of erosion: glacier and karst.
- The beech forms its main wooded mass. There are European holly, yew, chestnut, oak and birch also. Pinar de Lillo is a very interesting place but with a restricted access.