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Parc Natural del Cadí-Moixeró

nature - National and natural parks

Nature area / Countryside / Open space, Natural parks, Natural site of national interest, Natura 2000 network, Natura 2000 Network: Special Protection Area (SPA)
Name
Parc Natural del Cadí-Moixeró
Address
Carrer La Vinya 1
Postcode
08695
Town or city
Bagà
Location
Bagà
Tourism Brand
Pyrenees
Telephone
938 244 151
Fax
938 244 312
E-mail
pncadimoixero@gencat.cat
Languages
Catalan, Spanish
Description

The CadÍ-Moixeró Nature Reserve is an essential place for nature lovers and can be contemplated from anywhere in the region. Its peaks range from 900 metres (in the lowest areas of the valleys) to the 2,648 metres of the Canal Baridana mountain.

With a surface area of over 41,000 hectares distributed between Berguedà, Alt Urgell and La Cerdanya, it includes the mountains ranges of El Cadí and Moixeró, the Pedraforca massif and a large part of the hill of Alp and Puigllançada, and creates a mountainous barrier thirty kilometres long.

This geography offers a variety of landscapes, such as those of foothill, alpine and sub-alpine areas, as well as rocky environments with their characteristic rich vegetation and fauna. Given its east-west orientation, significant climatic differences are caused between each side, particularly with regard to the amount of rains. Similarly, small masses of water, such as torrents and some springs can be found, due to the calcareous structure.

The vegetation is dominated by meadows of fodder and garlic in the valleys, surrounded by fields of potatoes and beans. The forests are formed by deciduous trees, such as beech, oak, ash and willow. Despite this, the trees that really dress these spots are the Scots and black pine and in a smaller number, fir trees.

The animals inhabiting the area are typical of the high mountain, most notably the woodpecker (the park's symbol), Tengmalm's owl and the marten. However, the lords of the heights are the ibex, with a population of more than 2,600. This is, in fact, the protected area in Catalonia with the largest number of inhabitants and species of flora and fauna of European interest.

In addition to the natural beauty, the secret heritage of the park is a point of particular interest for tourists. The medieval walls and the porticoed square of Bagà are two perfect examples, without forgetting the gothic church and the towers and walls of Bellver de Cerdanya. The rural architecture and the picturesqueness of the majority of the towns and villages that form part of the park makes visits a real pleasure.

Virtual tour:

- Ruta del trencapinyes

- Estana - Prat del Cadí

- Empedrats

- Ruta de les plantes medicinals

- La Mollera - Mirador de la vinyeta

Area 41060
Districts it covers Alàs i Cerc; Alp; Bagà; Bellver de Cerdanya; Castellar de n'Hug; Cava; Das; Gisclareny; Gósol; Guardiola de Berguedà; Josa i Tuixent; Vansa i Fórnols, la; Montellà i Martinet; Riu de Cerdanya; Saldes; Urús; Vallcebre.
Ownership Mixed or both
From 1983

Characteristics

Does it have a visitor centre? Yes
Flora Se conocen unas 1.400 especies y subespecies vegetales en el Parque, cifra que representa aproximadamente la tercera parte de la flora de Catalunya. Las más frecuentes son las de distribución eurosiberiana y submediterránea, como el pino rojo, la haya, el boj y el roble pubescente. Es pues un paraíso para los aficionados a la botánica; aproximadamente un centenar de especies se consideran endémicas, hay trece amenazadas y otras veinte muy raras.
Fauna La presencia de animales es rica y variada. Los pájaros son los vertebrados más fáciles de observar y más diversos, con unas 130 especies representadas. Las más emblemáticas son el pito negro, que protagoniza el logotipo del Parque, el urogallo y el mochuelo boreal. Existen unas sesenta especies de mamíferos, aunque son difíciles de ver, especialmente la veintena de murciélagos o el lobo. El de más fácil observación es el rebeco, mientras que en un término medio figuran el ciervo, el corzo, el jabalí, la marmota y la ardilla. Reptiles como la lagartija roquera, la lagartija parda y la culebra de agua; anfibios como el tritón pirenaico; y un gran número de invertebrados completan el catálogo faunístico.
Routes Route of the harvesters, the highest part of Moixeró, the area around the Pedraforca

Seasons and times

Annual closing Open all year round
Opening hours - summer From 1st June to 30th September: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 19:00; Saturdays from 9:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 18:30; Sundays and public holidays from 9:00 to 13:00.
Opening hours - winter From 1st October to 31st May: Monday to Thursday from 8:00 to 15:00; Fridays from 8:00 to 15:00 and 16:00 to 18:30; Saturdays from 9:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 18:30; Sundays and public holidays from 9:00 to 13:00.

Location

GPS coordinates X: 1.858600, Y: 42.253627

Facilities

Access for disabled people, Parking, Picnic area, Chapel, Refuge, Viewpoint, Botanical Garden, Signposted itineraries

Contact

Address Carrer La Vinya 1
Postcode 08695
Town or city Bagà
Location Bagà
Telephone 938 244 151
Fax 938 244 312
E-mail pncadimoixero@gencat.cat

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