Los Argüellos is an example of a Cantabrian mountain ecosystem, in which the scant resources available have been put to wise use by the local population for many centuries, shaping a unique landscape.
Hiking is a great way of enjoying and conserving its natural and ethnographic values which are practically unexploited, and there is much to explore and discover. Valporquero Cave is a fine example of the underground formations that are typical of karst landforms.
Statement date: 6/29/2005
Category: Biosphere Reserve (33,260 ha.)
Location: Norte de la Provincia de León, limitando con Asturias.
- Municipalities in the province of León:
Population: 1.274 habitantes.
Region / Province biogeographical: Eurosiberiana / Atlántica Europea.