Zaragoza Natural Parks
Nature Reserve of the
Monasterio de Piedra
The Nature Reserve surrounding the Monastery, is located in the middle of a desert, in an arid and dry environment, traversed by the river Piedra, which favours the existence of abundant vegetation and a rich fauna within a small ecosystem.
Access: From Nuévalos, from which the Monastery is 2 kilometres away.
Natural Reserve of the Moncayo Meadows
Within its 1.399 hectares of extension, the Natural
Reserve of the Moncayo Meadows houses the Moncayo peak, the highest
one in the entire Iberian Mountain Range, at 2.316 metres above
sea level, and under which an entire vegetable and animal range
of species thrives, ordered according to the different bioclimatic
Regardless of the Reserve’s natural values, the first thing to draw one’s attention is the beauty of its landscape, brought about by the thickness and variety of its forests, as well as the abundance of streams and springs, originating from the snow at its peak.
The surface of the Natural Reserve lies within the municipal limits of Tarazona, Los Fayos, Torrellas, Santa Cruz del Moncayo, San Martín de la Virgen del Moncayo, Litago ,Lituénigo , Trasmoz, Vera de Moncayo, Añón, Bulbuente, Ambel, Talamantes, Grisel, Agramonte, Beratón, Purujosa and Calcena.
The most outstanding feature of this ensemble
is that at a distance one may appreciate the vegetation layering
of the hillsides of the Moncayo, where each species’ adaptation
to varying conditions of soil and climate differs, simultaneously
giving rise to an enormously diverse and varied fauna inhabiting
the different vegetation stages.