What mountains are in northern Spain?

What mountains are in northern Spain?

The Cantabrian Mountains or Cantabrian Range (Spanish: Cordillera Cantábrica) are one of the main systems of mountain ranges in Spain. They stretch for over 300 km (180 miles) across northern Spain, from the western limit of the Pyrenees to the Galician Massif in Galicia, along the coast of the Cantabrian Sea.

What mountain range is in Asturias?

Cantabrian Mountains
The Picos de Europa (“Peaks of Europe”, also the Picos) are a mountain range extending for about 20 km (12 mi), forming part of the Cantabrian Mountains in northern Spain. The range is situated in the Autonomous Communities of Asturias, Cantabria and Castile and León.

How high are the Cantabrian Mountains?

8,688′Cantabrian Mountains / Elevation

How did the Cantabrian Mountains form?

The Cantabrian Mountains extend to the west up to the Atlantic Ocean and are bounded by the Bay of Biscay to the North and the Duero foreland basin to the south (see Figure 1a). They represent the western continuation of the Pyrenean orogen and result from the collision of the Iberian plate with the European plate.

Where are the Pyrenees situated?

The Pyrenees are situated between the Eurosiberian and the Mediterranean biogeographic regions of Europe. The mountain range extends in a west-east direction from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, covering 500 km2.

What are the 5 main mountain ranges in Spain?

Here are some of the best ones you really should visit.

  • Sierra Nevada. One of the most famous mountain ranges in Spain, the Sierra Nevada or ‘Snowy Mountain’ is located in the southern province of Andalusia.
  • Pyrenees.
  • Montserrat.
  • Picos de Europa.
  • Serra de Barbanza.

What city is Picos de Europa in?


Picos de Europa National Park
Parque Nacional de Picos de Europa(in Spanish)
IUCN category II (national park)
Location Picos de Europa, Cantabrian Mountains, Spain
Nearest city Asturias: Oviedo, Cantabria: Santander

Where are the Pyrenees MTS located?

southwestern Europe
The Pyrenees are a chain of mountains in southwestern Europe that form a natural border between Spain and France. The tiny landlocked microstate of Andorra is entirely surrounded by the Pyrenees mountains.