• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Ordesa National Park is situated in the Pyrenees of Huesca, Aragn (Spain), in the centre of North Eastern Spain.

Extracts from this document...


Ordesa National Park is situated in the Pyrenees of Huesca, Arag�n (Spain), in the centre of North Eastern Spain. It was created on August 16th of 1918 by a Royal Decree which declared Ordesa Valley a National Park of 21 square kilometers of extension. In July 13 of 1982 it was enlarged to the 156.08 km� it has today and its official name changed to Parque nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido. It's included in the Biosphere Reserve of Ordesa-Vi�amala declared by UNESCO in 1997. Ordesa is situated next to three valleys among which the Ordesa Valley is the most known. The park itself is situated in part of this valley and is characterized by counting with important amounts of limestone as well as wide extensions of forests. Ordesa Valley's mountain climate produces chilly winters with an abundance of ice and snow, while summers are hot with frequent storms. ...read more.


Ordesa is also a great destination to those who enjoy open air sports, and specially climbing. This spot is renowned as a climbing area, as well as it is ideal to those who like walking and hiking since there are many routes through which visitors can explore the different towns and valleys spread through the region. This is, as it can be appreciated, one of the main spots which tourists who enjoy the nature should meet while being in this region of Spain. The National Park has many waterfalls, lots of footpaths and many hills to trek up if you fancy a hike. There is an average of 1000m climbing to Lake Marbo (Lago De Marbo). The hike is quite difficult but the there is breath-taking scenery. There are beautiful minor waterfalls that initiate in varied directions, and fall from the powerful cliffs that surround. ...read more.


The valley is green with many small waterfalls and pools. Travelling to different places brings different people and different environments into contact of each other, and has an educational element. It helps people understand differences in culture and they then learn to appreciate it. The jobs created by tourism also help people in Ordesa for work. Also, tourism will keep Ordesa going for longer as it is an incentive for keeping it the way it is for as long as possible. The best time to visit Ordesa is between May and November, because it may be closed during the remaining months. Within the months of July and August, during holiday season, the park gets a great amount of visitors and so it is advisable to try to visit it before or after that in order to avoid crowds. There is no entry fee, which is also a plus. Activities include hiking, riding, climbing, skiing and fishing. Restrictions of hunting and limitations on motorised vehicles have not been welcomed by local people and hunters. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Global Interdependence & Economic Transition section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Global Interdependence & Economic Transition essays

  1. Investigating Travel and Tourism

    We must have respect for the environment and therefore sustain a quality and a positive impact on the natural wildlife. 4. Changing consumer needs, Expectations and Fashions. Product Life Cycle. I got this diagram of the product life cycle from: http://www.quickmba.com/marketing/product/lifecycle/ Introduction/ launch * Here, there is a high initial cash outlay with a high amount of promotional spending.

  2. Different types of travel destination. Study of Cardiff and Barcelona as travel destinations.

    A variety of music artists have performed at the stadium and they include people such as Madonna, U2 and Robbie Williams. Although the normal filming of the stadium is for rugby matches it has also been seen in programmes such as "Doctor Who" and the film "28 weeks later".

  1. Extinction of Glaciers: Endangering Life

    which is produced from industrial, agricultural, automobiles and energy-generating sources that can also cause the Earth's temperature to rise. In the past few years, various human activities like the burning of fossil fuels and enhancement of the industrial sector have boosted the level of CO2 in our atmosphere.

  2. Should visitor numbers to the Lake District national park be controlled?

    Farmers are a good example. Nearly ninety percent of tourists arrive by car, causing traffic, congestion and pollution. This affects the farmers as the pollution damages their crops, slows down their farm vehicles and so, generally wastes their time and efforts. The visitors damage the farmers land in several ways, such as: climbing over the

  1. Plan for the use of Brooklyn Army Terminal, a 972 acre Waterfront Site in ...

    and assistance geared towards the diverse population. * The program for this site needs to respond to the specific circumstances of the building and of the proximate community. The typical post-modern solutions may not be the appropriate solution for these circumstances.

  2. Bestwood Country Park is situated in North Nottinghamshire 4 miles north of the Nottingham ...

    Bestwood Country Park has many aims and purposes. The basic purpose is to 'promote access by the community to experience and enjoy the countryside'. The park also tries to promote the park as a recreational and educational resource as well as trying to 'maintain and enhance the ecological and landscape value of the Country Park for this and future generations'.

  1. Snowdonia National Park

    A study to identify boundaries for the National Park began in 1950 and a team from the national parks commission including Clough Williams-Ellis recommended the boundary we have today. The criterion for inclusion in the park was outstanding scenic beauty, which led to the exclusion of the state production areas and some urban developments.

  2. Case Study Hull North Ferriby - Describe the impact of the A63 (Ferriby ...

    The western side of Hull has the better quality of life; there are bigger houses and richer communities to be found there. As you move towards the east of Hull, the quality of life decreases and the houses become less respectable. Suburbia-Tranby 1. Describe the location in relation to Hull.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work