Montseny

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Montseny

The Montseny Natural Park is located in the Catalan pre-coastal mountain range, of which it is the highest massif. It is located between the regions of Osona, Vallés Oriental and La Selva. The pronounced reliefs that it presents and the rich ecological variety stand out. For this reason, in 1978 UNESCO declared it a biosphere reserve. It is currently managed by the Diputació de Barcelona and the Diputació de Gerona.
This natural park is the oldest in Catalonia and is also one of the most important, since in a relatively small area there are typical plant communities of the three major European biomes: the Mediterranean (holm oaks, cork oaks and Aleppo pine), the Eurosiberian (Scots pine, beech and white fir) and boreoalpine (alpine meadow). It should be noted that the Montseny natural fir forest is the southernmost in all of Europe.