Geoparque Unesco

The Sobrarbe Geopark

Sobrarbe County lies in the heart of the Pyrenees./p>

You can easily find the Pyrenees Geological Park, also known as Sobrarbe Geopark, since the whole county of Sobrarbe is the Geopark.

Sobrarbe lies in the heart of the Pyrenees and is the only Geopark located in this mountain range, thus the Sobrarbe Geopark is also known as the Pyrenees Geological Park, both names defining the same region and object.

When we visit the Sobrarbe Geopark, we can enjoy, observe and learn while we remind ourselves of our place in the natural environment which nurtures us. At every turn, we can find a piece of the puzzle of Earth's history, written in rock. Besides the geological variety, it offers a magnificent ecological heritage (nature reserves, flora and original fauna) and cultural heritage (Art, folklore, gastronomy, etc.).

Example of our geological heritage.

Example of our geological heritage. Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus)

Example of our cultural heritage.

The Sobrarbe Geopark has belonged to the European Geoparks Network and to the UNESCO Global Network of Geoparks since September 2006. Sobrarbe takes part in an international promotional network, thanks to its magnificent geological heritage and to its sustainable development.

More and more people from all around the World recognise in the "EUROPEAN GEOPARK" and the "UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK" trademarks a trustworthy quality brand. Visitors know that the Sobrarbe Geopark offers preferential treatment for those that value environmental preservation.

GEOPARK=GEOPRESERVATION+EDUCATION +SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

It is impossible not to notice the geology of the landscape within the region. The geological environment has often been relegated to mere scenery where life develops, but the Earth sciences confirm that it is much more than that. Our Planet's dynamics have built our landscape, and keep modifying it on and on, slowly and violently, as the earthquakes occurring every year in the Pyrenees remind us, some of them of a high intensity, such as the one that occurred in Tarbes (France) in 2002.

Geology is noticeable everywhere in the Sobrarbe landscape. View of the Añisclo Anticline from Laspuña surroundings.

The history of the region cannot be understood without the resources of geological environment: water, minerals, fertile soils, etc. The same rugged terrain that has kept the area isolated and has hindered its economic development, has been preserved to this day almost unchanged, a rich and unique natural and cultural heritage. We all need to learn more about the role played by the environment in our lives, if we are to make responsible decisions in relation to the future of our region.

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