Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés Natural Park
This natural space, together with the largest in
Portugal, the National Park of Peneda-Gerês,
gives shape to one large transborder protected
area, unique in Europe. It has also been declared
a Biosphere Reserve.
It is situated in the southwest of the province
of Ourense, covering the highest areas in
the municipalities of Entrimo, Lobios and
Muíños, bordering on Portugal. One of its main
attractions is the great variety of landscapes,
with rugged mountain ranges, where granite
is the star, and little rivers which at times form
cascades and waterfalls.
A Fecha waterfall stands out as the highest in
On the summits scrub vegetation predominates,
while in the valleys areas of oak trees lie hidden.
Among the wildlife we could highlight the
wolf, the mountain goat and the so-called
Galician pony, undergoing reintroduction
and preservation programmes. It is also the
best place in Galicia to see the Cachena cow,
a native breed of cattle, of small size but with
large horns adapted to the harshness of the