The Montseny Biosphere Reserve is characterized by the smells of forest and fog, the sounds of lively rivers, and intense, changing colours.
The ecosystems are resilient and dynamic, while the people who live here continue to play a fundamental role in its conservation.
Committed to the environment and to Montseny, they invite us to celebrate living nature.
Listen to their stories!
The Montseny newt
Pristine brooks trickling down the tree-clad slopes of Montseny constitute the natural habitat of this endemic amphibian also known as Calotriton arnoldi.
To defend itself against predators, the Montseny newt can release a sticky and very noxious secretion.
The lived landscape
Since the Neolithic, Montseny has gradually become a semi-cultivated landscape.
Pastures, farmhouses, Iberian walls, castles and churches attest of a lived landscape that has barely changed for millenia.
Castanyer de Can Cuc
The branches of this remarkable chestnut (Castanea sativa) reach 15 m high and 17 m. At least 20 people holding hands are needed to completely encircle the tree. Montseny is home to 18 of these natural monuments.