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Pirineos-Monte Perdido

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Geology

The Pyrenees-Monte Perdido World Heritage Site is one of the most singular and outstanding geological landscapes in Europe. It is also a key component of the Sobrarbe Geopark and enables us to reconstruct much of the geological history of this chain of mountains.

The Monte Perdido massif is part of the geological unit of the Sierras Interiores of the Pyrenean chain. The predominant materials are carbonate rocks such as limestone, marl, sandstone and dolomite from the Late Cretaceous Epoch (Secondary Era) and the Eocene (early Tertiary Period). As a result, Monte Perdido is the highest limestone mountain in western Europe.