Albera Massif

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Albera Massif
Les Alberes.jpg
The northern side of the Albera Massif seen from Sant Genís de Fontanes
Highest point
Elevation1,256 m (4,121 ft)
Coordinates42°28′55″N 2°56′49″E / 42.48194°N 2.94694°E / 42.48194; 2.94694Coordinates: 42°28′55″N 2°56′49″E / 42.48194°N 2.94694°E / 42.48194; 2.94694
Albera Massif is located in Pyrenees
Albera Massif
Albera Massif
Location in the Pre-Pyrenees area
Empordà, Catalonia
Parent rangeFoothills of the Pyrenees
First ascentUnknown
Easiest routeFrom La Jonquera or Sureda

The Albera Massif (Catalan: Serra de l'Albera) (French: Massif des Albères) is a mountain range located in the south of Pyrénées-Orientales and the north of Catalonia, between France and Spain. It is the main easternmost prolongation of the Pyrenees. Its highest peak is the Puig Neulós, with an elevation of 1,256 metres.

Most of the southern side of the range is part of the Paratge Natural d'Interès Nacional de l'Albera natural reserve.[1] There are some ancient megaliths in the range.[2] The Col du Perthus marks the western boundary of the massif.


The Albera Range became the border between France and Spain following the Treaty of the Pyrenees, when Philip IV of Spain ceded a part of the Spanish kingdom to Louis XIV of France, dividing Northern Catalonia from Historical Catalonia.


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  1. ^ Paratge Natural d'Interès Nacional de l'Albera. Col·lecció 1:25.000. Espais naturals protegits, Barcelona, Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, 1999
  2. ^ Monuments megalítics de l'Albera

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