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PROTECTED AREA OF SANT LLORENÇ DE MUNT AND THE OBAC MOUNTAIN RANGES

PROTECTED AREA OF SANT LLORENÇ DE MUNTThe protected areas or natural park of Sant Llorenç de Munt and mountain range of Obac includes both the Sant Llorenç de Munt and the Obac mountain ranges.

It was declared protected area status in July 1972. It is currently managed by the Barcelona regional council and is located between the regions of Bages, Vallés occidental and Vallés oriental.

Its highest peaks are: la Mola (1102,9) and el Montcau (1056,7). On the summit of la Mola is the Romanesque Monastery of Sant Llorenç de Munt.

The Obac mountain range is not as high as Sant Llorenç de Munt, its highest peaks being Castellsapera (939,3 m), Castellar (931 m) and Tres Creus (929,7 m).

The central point of the park is the peak of Estenalles (870,4 m) where you can find an information centre.

There are various signposted routes throughout the park which explain the region’s spectacular natural and cultural heritage.

Some of the routes are provided with explanatory leaflets so walkers can go on self-guided

tours.