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Mont Perdu

Listed under Natural World in Aragon, Spain.

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Its name means ‘Lost Mountain’ but the dramatic, craggy silhouette of Mount Perdu, surrounded by the beautiful Pyrenees, is almost impossible to miss. This mountain range spans the border between France and Spain and includes several waterfalls, lakes, canyons, leafy forests and glacial cirques on its sloping land.

Many species of plants and animals call the mountains of this range home, including the rare Bearded Vulture, a bird with a 3 meter wingspan that is almost impossible to see in Europe.

Mount Perdu has been recognised as a World Heritage site since 1997.

Written by  Jordan-Ashley Baker.

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“Pyrénées - Mont Perdu”

'This outstanding mountain landscape, which spans the contemporary national borders of France and Spain, is centred around the peak of Mount Perdu, a calcareous massif that rises to 3,352 m. The site, with a total area of 30,639 ha, includes two of Euro… Read more...

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Not sure about Monte Perdido itself being a World Heritage Site. The Parque National de Ordesa & Monte Perdido is a protected area. I believe there is also an area under UNESCO that stradles France and Spain.

It was named "lost mountain" because it is often "lost in the clouds" from view from the French side, I believe.

Monte Perdido is the name in Spanish and the "normal" route for visitors to the area is via the Ordesa National Park in Spain. It is one of the great three-thousanders in the Pyrnees, but can be very, very busy in summer.

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