Montseny Massif

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View from the summit of El Matagalls
Elevation 1,706 m (5,597 ft)
Montseny is located in Catalonia
Catalonia, Spain
Location Vallès Oriental, la Selva, Osona
Range Catalan Pre-Coastal Range
Coordinates 41°47′36″N 2°24′11″E / 41.79333°N 2.40306°E / 41.79333; 2.40306Coordinates: 41°47′36″N 2°24′11″E / 41.79333°N 2.40306°E / 41.79333; 2.40306
Type Sedimentary rock layers over igneous and metamorphic rocks[1]

Montseny (Catalan pronunciation: [munˈsɛɲ]) is a mountain range west of the coastal hills north of Barcelona. It is part of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range.


The Montseny massif is located within a triangle formed by the AP-7, C-17 and C-25 roads. It has the highest mountains in the area south of the Pyrenees and dominates the plains south of Girona.

UNESCO designated Montseny a biosphere reserve in 1978.[2] The regional government designated it a natural park in 1987.

The highest peaks are Turó de l'Home (1,712 m), Les Agudes (1,703 m), El Matagalls (1,697 m) and Puig Drau (1,344 m). To the south is the plateau of La Calma. In between is the Valley of the Tordera.

The Park is home to a wide variety of fauna from Mediterranean to alpine. There are also a large number of megalithic structures in the park.


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