Global Network of National Geoparks

BASQUE COAST UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

Celebrating Earth HeritageThe Basque Coast UNESCO Global Geopark is located on the western coast of Gipuzkoa Province, within the Basque Country, in northern Spain and very close to France. Basque Coast UNESCO Global Geopark is a mountainous area next to the Cantabrian sea with heights of 1.000 m inland and a very narrow valley. The coastal strip is at a lower altitude and oriented ESE-NWN.Basque ...

CABO DE GATA-NÍJAR UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

Celebrating Earth HeritageThe Cabo de Gata-Níjar UNESCO Global Geopark is located in the south-east corner of Spain, in the region of Andalusia, inside the province of Almeria and the municipalities of Almería, Carboneras and Níjar. The territory faces the Mediterranean Sea, next to the border that divides the European and African tectonic plates. This is one of the few sub-desert a...

CENTRAL CATALONIA UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

Celebrating Earth HeritageThe Central Catalonia UNESCO Global Geopark, located in the heart of Catalonia, contains numerous geological and mining heritage sites, as well a strong human presence, which has given this territory a strong personality, with a great culture and traditions.Over 36 million years ago, across much of Catalonia, there was a sea which disappeared and evaporated with the rise ...

ORIGENS UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

Celebrating Earth HeritageConca de Tremp–Montsec UNESCO Global Geopark is located in the northeast of Spain, in the province of Lleida in Catalonia, 200km from Barcelona. It is located in the central part of the Southern Pyrenees and along the ECORS-Pyrenees transect, which is the most representative and known cross-section of any part of the Pyrenean range and represents a landmark for modern geo...

Courel Mountains UNESCO Global Geopark

Celebrating Earth HeritageThe Courel Mountains, in the quiet northwest corner of Spain, are home to tranquil forests and Galacian communities living among the remains of medieval villages. It is one of the mountain ranges within the Iberian Massif, and is characterized by high peaks and deep river valleys. The site covers asurface area of 577.85 km2 and borders the Atlantic Ocean to the north and ...

EL HIERRO UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

Celebrating Earth HeritageEl Hierro is the smallest of the larger Islands of the Canary Islands Archipelago. It is located at the very southwest part of the Archipelago and it is no more than 30 km in length. The territory of the El Hierro UNESCO Global Geopark covers the whole of the Island of El Hierro (278 km2) and includes a marine area around the whole Island (about 312 km2), forming a total ...

Granada UNESCO Global Geopark

Celebrating Earth HeritageThe geopark correspond with the valleys created by river erosion during the last half million years, as well as alarge part of the Guadix-Baza basin and part of the mountains that enclose it. This all coincides with the administrative limits of the districts of Guadix, Baza and Huéscar (with the exception of their natural and national parks). The valleys in the north...

LANZAROTE AND CHINIJO ISLANDS UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

Celebrating Earth HeritageThe UNESCO Global Geopark includes the whole island of Lanzarote, the islets La Graciosa, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este, Roque del Oeste y Alegranza, known as “Chinijo Island”, as well as the abrasion platform around these islands, giving continuity and including more geodiversity. Located at the Northeast of the Canary Islands, it is separated by a strip of sea abou...

LAS LORAS UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

Celebrating Earth HeritageLas Loras UNESCO Global Geopark is located in Spain, in the north of the Castilla and León Autonomous Community. The UNESCO Global Geopark is halfway between the Castilian Plateau and the Cantabrian Mountain Range. This transitional location gives the region the typical weather and environmental features of the surrounding regions. It also possesses a wide range of e...

Maestrazgo UNESCO Global Geopark

Celebrating Earth HeritageThe Maestrazgo Cultural Park UNESCO Global Geopark lies between Zaragoza and Teruel in the catchment of the Rio de Guadalope. The area belongs to the Iberian Range, adry mountain land characterized by hot summers and cold winters and with deeply incised yellow-brown valleys.The Maestrazgo Cultural Park UNESCO Global Geopark is part of the Spanish western Iberian Range tha...