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Written by Sarika on August 7, 2021 Share on

10 Most Beautiful waterfalls in Spain that will leave you awestruck!

Spain is one of the most stunning countries in Europe. It is home to a diversity of regions with rich cultures, medieval castles, the Royal Palace in Madrid, National parks and many other sites. Naturally formed mountains, beaches and islands add more beauty to the country. It is also the 3rd largest country with the most number of UNESCO heritage sites. Besides being all touristy and busy, the country is also home to many breathtakingly beautiful and tranquil waterfalls. If you are a travel buff, you can not miss checking out the obscure places! Let’s know more about 10 amazing waterfalls in Spain!

 

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10 Most Beautiful waterfalls in Spain that one must visit

  1. Cascada de Ezaro
  2. Salto del Nervion
  3. Cascada de Pedrosa de Tobalina
  4. Cascada de Orbaneja del Castillo
  5. Fuentes del Algar
  6. Cascada de Sorrosal
  7. Salt de Sallent
  8. Cascada de Ronda
  9. Monasterio de Piedra
  10. Cascadas de Oneta

1. Cascada de Ezaro

Ezaro waterfall in Spain
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Cascada de Ezaro is not only a beautiful waterfall but also one of the powerful waterfalls in Spain. It is located in the province of La Coruna. There are documents from 1724, mentioning this waterfall. This waterfall hits the walls of the canyon in Mount Pindo from a height of 40 meters. It has been flowing continuously with high precipitation for the last 7 years! And also, it formes the Xallas river that flows 155 metres straight. Because of its layered structure, it attracts thousands of tourists every day. It is one of the best spots to start your vacation in Spain!

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2. Salto del Nervion

Salto del Nervion in Spain
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This massive waterfall is the highest single-drop waterfall in Spain. It has a single drop of 222 meters. Located at the south of Delika, this waterfall forms the river Rio Nervion. You can reach this waterfall from Orduna to Delika. It might take a few hours to walk up to the falls. If you want you can even admire the beauty from the base near the car parking area. But if you want a closer and magnificent view of the falls, it is best to climb up the trail until you reach the viewpoint.

This is also a fantastic spot for nature, animals and birds photography. The best time to visit this waterfall is during the spring, rainy or winter seasons. Because the water dries up during the summer, it is better to plan your trip during the spring season.

3. Cascada de Pedrosa de Tobalina

Tobalina waterfall in Spain
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Unlike the other waterfalls in Spain, Cascada de Pedrosa de Tobalina is a low lying waterfall with unique beauty. It is also stated as one of the 7 wonders of Burgos province. Formed by the waters of River Jerea, this waterfall drops from a height of 12 meters and is 100 meters in length. This waterfall looks very scenic during the autumn because of the watercolour that changes from season to season. This waterfall is very shallow on the sides and a little deep in the middle. You can also camp near the waterfalls and enjoy your stay with a beautiful view of the cascade!

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4. Cascada de Orbaneja del Castillo

Cascada de Orbaneja del Castillo in Spain
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This waterfall in Burgos is another popular tourist attraction in Spain. It is a beautiful waterfall that gushes water through the caves just above a small village. Cascada de Orbaneja del Castillo is just 25 metres in height but looks incredible when it cuts through the rocks. There is a bridge that leads to the waterfall. Beneath that, is a beautiful turquoise coloured lake that looks like a smaller version of the Lake Plitvice in Croatia. You can also find many parking spaces, restaurants and camping sites near the waterfall. It makes a perfect spot to spend your time in the evening!

5. Fuentes del Algar – Waterfalls in Spain

Fuentes del Algar or The Algar waterfalls is a magnificent spot to visit in the city of Valencia. Many small water bodies and channels make up this beautiful waterfall. The speciality of this place is the ferns, bushes, springs, picnic area, parking, restaurants and the crystal clear water gushing ferociously. The head waterbody for this waterfall is the River Algar. You can peacefully enjoy the scenic view and have your favourite snacks under the warm sun.

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6. Cascada de Sorrosal

This is a very special waterfall in Spain. Unlike other waterfalls, it does not dry up during summer. Instead, it flows with an even increased pressure of water due to the melted snow feeding the river. This waterfall feeds from the river Barranco. Another interesting element is the mighty and rustic rock wall formed during the ice age. The water flows from a height of 120 meters. You can even climb up and down the rocks because they are not that slippery. When you climb up the cliff, you can enjoy the picturesque view of the beautiful town!

You can find many European and multicuisine restaurants, spacious parking lots, toilets and a play area near the falls. And the best time to visit its falls is during summer and spring because it is when the glaciers and snowcaps meltdown and results in increased water flow.

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7. Salt de Sallent waterfalls in Spain

Salt de Sallent is the largest waterfall in Catalonia with a drop of 115 metres in height from a cliff. It is located in the Rupit region in Barcelona city. This waterfall is so special because of its deep and adventurous forest trail, humongous rocks and a breathtaking view from the top. It only takes 45 minutes to climb up the viewpoint to enjoy the panoramic view. This waterfall is also famous for canyon climbing and passionate hiking as there is a 95-metre rocky path to climb and reach the top. There might or might not be options to drive your cars to the top depending upon the climate, water flow and other safety measures.

The village of Rupit is a medieval village with ancient constructions and remains. The aptest time to visit this waterfall is during autumn or early spring. Because, due to high temperatures, the water tends to dry very fast. And in Barcelona, you can enjoy amazing cuisines and wine! Plan your vacation at the best time to experience the best of Spain!

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8. Cascada de Ronda

Ronda, Waterfalls in Spain
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Cascada de Ronda has uncountable special features and history that uplifts international recognition even more. This massive waterfall is located in the Malaga province in Spain. It is famous for the grand bridge Puente Nuevo built between 1735 and 1793. This waterfall gets its rustic colour due to continuous erosion of the river Guadalevin. You can also visit some of the major sites where history was made. The city of Ronda is known as the birthplace of traditional Spanish bullfighting. Though it is such an underrated place in Spain, this waterfall and the bridge Puente Nuevo adds distinguished importance and uniqueness to the town.

9. Monasterio de Piedra

Piedro waterfall in Spain
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Next on the list is a breathtakingly beautiful and ancient waterfall that has various amenities in and around it. The monastery here was founded in the year 1194. Near the waterfall, is an old castle next to the Piedra River. In 1983, the whole complex was recognized as a national monument. The enchanting gardens, massive waterfalls, greenery, the castle and the Piedra river adorn the city even more. The water drops from a height of 60 metres and mixes in the ground. The whole experience of witnessing the water flowing from the cliff will definitely be an enthralling one. No wonder it is the most visited place in Aragon, Zaragoza province. There are restaurants and car parking facilities in and around the monastery. This is one of the most beautiful and historical waterfalls in Spain!

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10. Cascadas de Oneta – Waterfalls in Spain

Cascadas de Oneta, Waterfalls in Spain
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The Cascadas de Oneta is an ensemble of 3 enchanting cas: CascadaLa Fibria, La Ulloa,, and the Cascada de Maseirua. The difficulty level to trek to the cascades increases as you cross one by one. It is fed by the river Rio de Oneta. The first cascade is the most thrilling one to watch and climb and it has a drop of 20 metres. The second and third cascades are even more difficult to reach because of rocky and slippery trails with thick trees and bushes. Though the water flows all through the year, the best time to visit this waterfall is during the rainy season or early spring season.

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Which one amazed you the most? On your next vacation to Spain visit as many waterfalls as you could to experience a hypnotizing visual and vibrance. Spain is not only home to perfectly planned cities and tourist spots but also places that inherit rich history. It also has many waterfalls that are too beautiful to be true. Take a look at the waterfalls in serenity! Do check out Pickyourtrail for more exciting offers at unbelievable deals. Visit Spain holiday packages to start planning your vacation! Or you can also customise your package accordingly! Enjoy your vacation to the maximum!

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