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VALLES DEL COMAPEDROSA COMMUNE NATURE PARK
The 'Parque Natural Comunal Valles de Comapedrosa' is in the north-east of the principality ofAndorra, in the parish of La Massana. It has 1542.6 ha of protected area and its highest point is the Alto de Comapedrosa, the highest peak inAndorraat 2942 metres. The park houses an extensive selection of fauna (such as thepallaresalizard, the Eagle, the bearded vulture, etc.) and flora (such asgentiana burseri,cerastium latifolium subsp. pyrenaicum, Alpine violet, etc.) typical of alpine and sub alpine regions. The plants and animals have adapted perfectly to the high mountain climate, which makes them very interesting for nature lovers.
SORTENY VALLEY NATURE PARK
This park of more than 1,000 hectares is a protected area of great interest from the scientific, historical, educational and scenic viewpoint. This natural area has more than 700 species of flowers and plants, some exclusive to thePyrenees, which can be seen on a visit to the botanical gardens, although the park contains numerous routes of different levels of difficulty to explore its secrets either with a guide or on your own. Although some of the animals might be difficult to see, the park offers the common frog, roe deer, the marten and the Pyrenean newt spread around the park in their natural habitat.
VALLE DEL MADRIU – PERAFITA – CLAROR
The Madriu-Perafita-Claror is a glacial valley in the southeast of the country covering an area of 42.47 km², 10% of the principality's territory, and spreads between the parishes ofAndorrala Vella, Encamp, Escaldes-Engordany and Sant Julià de Lòria. In 2004 it was declared Heritage of Mankind in the category of cultural scenery by UNESCO.
The Valley has a particular “o” shape due to its glacial origin, and has pastures, meadows and large extensions of forests. The presence of 'bordas', paths and the remains of ancient forges bear witness to the use of the high Pyrenean mountain resources by the inhabitants ofAndorrafor more than 700 years.