Heritage

This is a territory recognized as a UNESCO Global Geopark where its natural and cultural heritage holds international recognition.

The heritage of the Geopark can be classified into five main fields:

  • Geological Heritage that includes outcrops distributed throughout the territory, essential to understand the geological history and the evolution of its landscape
  • Paleontological Heritage comprising several sites, most of which are classified as cultural assets of national interest (BCIN)
  • Mining heritage, comprising the most significant outcrops including mineral deposits and mining sites in the region
  • Natural Heritage encompassing protected natural areas within the “Pla d’Espais d’Interès Natural (PEIN), els espais Xarxa Natura 2000” and the peripheral area of the “Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici” National Park.
  • The Cultural Heritage including prehistoric and roman sites, medieval and modernist architecture, industrial legacy, Civil War historical sites and immaterial Heritage. In addition, two areas of the territory preserve a dark sky awarded with the Starlight insignia, a distinction supported by

The conservation and protection of this heritage is essential for the sustainable development promoted by Orígens Geopark.

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