Spain

Waterfalls in SpainMaybe you don’t expect that many waterfalls in Spain but I have listed almost a hundred waterfalls. Almost 20% of Spain is covered with mountains above 1.000 meter, quite impressive. Where mountains are, there are waterfalls. There are more waterfalls then I have listed. Every month I discover a new waterfall in Spain. Most of the impressive waterfalls in Spain are situated in the north, in the mountain chain Pyrenees.


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Map of waterfalls in Spain



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Best rated waterfalls in Spain


Name Region Locations Height # Rating #
Cascada de la Cola de Caballo Aragon-Huesca Torla, Parque Nacional De Ordesa Y Monte Perdido 100 m100
3.5
Cascada del Nervion Castilla y León - Burgos/Alava Delika-Orduna 222 m222
3.5
Cascada del Estrecho and Cascada de la Cueva Aragon-Huesca Torla, Parque Nacional De Ordesa Y Monte Perdido 30 m30
3.5
Cascada del Ezaro Galicia-Pontevedra O Ézaro, Carnota-Monte Pindo 40+155 m40
3.5
Nacimiento del río Mundo Castilla la Mancha-Albacete Riópar 100 m100
3.5
Cascada Aiguallut Aragon-Lleida Benasque 10 m10
3
Cascada de Arripas Aragon-Huesca Torla-Parque National de Ordesa 15 m15
3
Cascada del Argualas Aragon-Huesca Baños de Panticosa-Valle de Tena-Biescas 130 m130
3
Cascada Caprichosa Aragon-Zaragoza Monasterio de Piedras-Nuévalos 35 m35
3
Cascada de la Cimbarra Andalucia-Jaen (Sierra Nevada) Aldeaquemada-Despeñaperros 40 m40
3
Cascada de Cotatuero Asturias-Huesca Torla, Parque Nacional De Ordesa Y Monte Perdido 240 m240
3
Cascada del Cinca Aragon-Huesca Bielsa-Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido 110+600 m110
3
Nacimiento Del Rio Asón Cantabria La Gandara 70+110 m70
3
Cascada Gradas de Soaso Aragon-Huesca Parc National Ordesa 20 m20
3
Cascada de Sorrosal Aragon-Huesca Broto 120 m120
3
Cascada Pozo Airón Castilla y León-Salamanca Pereña de la Ribera 50+90 m50
3
Cascada de Ardonés Aragon-Huesca Cerler, Valle de Benasque 50 m50
3
Cascada gorgas del Alba Aragon-Huesca Benasque 20 m20
3
Cascada de Remuñe Aragon-Huesca Hospital de Benasque 30 m30
3
Cascada del Xiblu Asturias Paramo-Teverga 30+100 m30
3
Cascada del Gollorio Castilla la Mancha-Guadalajara Pelegrina-Siguenza 50 m50
3
Cascada de Sant Miquel Del Fai Cataluña-Barcelona Sant Feliu de Codines 120 m120
3
Cascada de Linarejos Andalucia Cazorla 90 m90
3
Cascada la Mea Castilla y León Puentedey, Quintanilla Valdebodres 40 m40
3
Salt del Brull Cataluña Sant Aniol d'Aguja, Sadernes 30 m30
3
Salt del Molí Bernat Cataluña Tavertet 80 m80
3
Saut deth Pish Catalunya El Pont d'Arros, Viella 20-25 m20
3
Salt de Sallent (Rupit) Cataluña Rupit 100-110 m100
3
Salt de Sallent (Sant Privat d’ en Bas) Cataluña Sant Privat d' en Bas 110 m110
3
Cascada de San Miguel Castille y Leon - Burgos Encima Angula, Valle de Losa 110 m110
3
Cascada de Gujuli Pais Vasco-Alava Goiuri-Ondona, Izarra 100 m100
2.5
Cascada de la Larri Aragon-Huesca Bielsa-Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido 20+180 m20
2.5
Cascadas de Oneta Asturias Oneta-Villayón 20+12-15 m20
2.5
Cascada del Pino Aragon-Huesca Panticosa 15+120 m15
2.5
Cascada de Noarre Cataluna-Lleida Bordes de Graus - Tavascan (Noarre) 10 m10
2.5
Cascada Tamborretera Asturias Torla 10 m10
2.5
Cascada Toll de la Fondada La Palma Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente 100 m100
2.5
El Chorro de Navafría Castilla y Leon-Segovia Navafria 20 m20
2.5
Cascadas de Molinieto Aragon-Huesca Torla-Parque National de Ordesa 10 m10
2.5
Cascada de Chorrogil Andalucia-Jaén Villacarrillo 100 m100
2.5
Cascada Pena La Igualta Asturias Fuejo-Mañores/Tineo 20 m20
2.5
Cascada Pozo de los Humos Castilla y León-Zamora Masueco 50 m50
2.5
Cascada del Fraile Aragon-Huesca Panticosa 70 m70
2.5
Cascada del Campillo Castilla la Mancha-Guadalajara Zaorejas 40 m40
2.5
Cascada Batida Aragon-Teruel Calomarde-Sierra del Albarracín 12 m12
2.5
Cascada de Espigantosa Aragon-Lleida Benasque 30 m30
2.5
Cascadas de Peña Guara Aragon-Huesca Mascun, Rodellar (Parque Natural de la Sierra y Cañones de Guara) 40 m40
2.5
Cascada el Cioyo Asturias Villarin-Arco 35 m35
2.5
Cascada del Toja Galicia-Pontevedra Quintas/Pazos-Bandeira-Silleda 30+60 m30
2.5
Cascada Cachón Del Camaces Castilla y León-Salamanca Hinojosa de Duero 60 m60
2.5
Cascada de Aso Huesca 7 m7
2.5
Salto do Coro Galicia-Lugo Mondoñedo 18 m18
2.5
Cascadas Pedrosa de Tobalino Castilla y León Pedrosa de Tobalino, Trespardene 7 m7
2.5
Salt del Grill Catalonia-Gerona Queralbs 38 m38
2.5
Salto de Pich Aragon-Huesca Torla-Parque National de Ordesa 60 m60
2.5
Cascada la Foradada Cataluña Cantonigròs 20 m20
2.5
Salt de la Caula Cataluña Les Escaules, Figueres 30 m30
2.5
Cascada de Gorg de la Malatosca Cataluña Sant Joan de les Abadesses 8 m8
2.5
Salt del Mir Cataluña Santa Maria de Besora 40 m40
2.5
Cascada de Gerber Cataluña-Lleida Baqueira 125 m125
2.5
Ratera, Cascada de Cataluña-Lleida Espot (Parque Nacional de Aiguestortes) 50 m50
2.5
Cascada de Sant Esperit Cataluña Boí, El Pont de Suert 30 m30
2.5
El Salto Aragon-Huesca Sallent de Gállego 5-7 m5
2.5
Cascada de Mendata Pais Vasco-Euskadi Itxaspe 30 m30
2.5
Cascada del Tabayón de Mongayo Asturias Tarna, Mirador valle de Campon 60 m60
2.5
Cascada de Covadonga Asturias Covadonga 8 m8
2.5
Cascada del Aljibe Castilla la Mancha-Guadalajara Campillo de Ranas 8 m8
2
Cascada de Certascan Cataluña-Lleida Tavascan 160 m160
2
Cascadas de Despeñalagua Castilla la Mancha-Guadalajara Valverde de los Arroyos 80 m80
2
Cascada de La Escaleruela Castilla la Mancha-Guadalajara Zaorejas 50 m50
2
Cascada Infiernos de Loja Andalucia-Granada Loja-Granada 10+30 m10
2
Cascadas de Sotillo Castilla y León-Zamora Sanabria 20 m20
2
Cascada Toll de la Caldera Alicante Fonts de l’Algar 15 m15
2
Cascada de Oros Bajo Aragon-Huesca Orós Bajo-Biescas 35+70 m35
2
Cascada del Chorro Grande Castilla y Leon-Segovia La Granja de S. Ildefonso/Palazuelos de Eresma 80 m80
2
Salto de la Novia Valeciana-Castellon Navajas-Segorbe 30 m30
2
Cascada de Fuen Mochera Aragon-Huesca Torla-Parque Nacional de Ordesa 7 m7
2
Cascada del Pinero Castilla y Leon - Salamanca Corporario-Masueco 40 m40
2
Cascadas del Sibiscal Aragon-Huesca Aisa-Jaca 130 m130
2
Cascada de las Negras Aragon-Huesca Canfranc 15 m15
2
Cascada de Tartalés de los Montes Castilla y Leon-Burgos Tartalés de los Montes-Hoz de Valdivielso 20 m20
2
Cascada de Nocedo Castile y León-Leon Nocedo de Curueño-Valdepiélago-Valle del Curueño 25 m25
2
Cascada Lastras de Aguas Bravas Castilla y León-Zamora Mámoles 120 m120
2
Cascada El Río Gándara Cantabria Gándara 80-100 m80
2
Cascada del Hornillo Comunidad de Madrid 8-10 m8
2
Cascada de Peñaladros Castilla y Leon - Burgos Cozuela, Valle de Mena 15 m15
2
Cascada del Barbantiño Galicia-Ourense Cuenca-Barbantes/Orense 15 m15
1.5
Cascada de los Chorreaderos Aragon-Zaragoza Monasterio de Piedras-Nuévalos 4 m4
1.5
Cascade de los Chorreras Andalucía-Córdoba (Sierra Nevada) Zuheros 10 m10
1.5
Cascada Colarada La Palma La Caldera 6 m6
1.5
Cascada Nacimiento Del Rio Cuervo Castilla la Mancha-Cuenca Vega del Codorno-Tragacete (la Serranía Alta) 10 m10
1.5
Cascada Iris Aragon-Zaragoza Monasterio de Piedras-Nuévalos 12 m12
1.5
Cascada de los Fresnos Aragon-Zaragoza Monasterio de Piedras-Nuévalos 7 m7
1.5
Cascada Trinidad Aragon-Zaragoza Monasterio de Piedras-Nuévalos 20 m20
1.5
Salto de Bierge Aragon-Huesca Bierge-Huesca 7 m7
1.5

The Pyrenees is a mountain chain that runs from the northwest to the northeast of Spain and is situated on the border with France. The highest peak in the Pyrenees is the mountain Aneto (3.404 meters), higher then the peaks on the French side of the Pyrenees.

In the south of Spain you will find the Cordillera Bética/Sierra Nevada with the highest peak on the Spanish mainland, the Mulhacen (3.478 meters). Because the temperatures are higher in the south and there isn’t much rainfall, there aren’t many waterfalls in the south of Spain.

Other mountain ranges are Cordillera Cantabrica (in the northwest) with several nice waterfalls, Sistema Iberico (south of the Pyrenees) and Sistema Central in the middle of Spain.

I only visited Spain once (chasing waterfalls) but the country impressed me very much. Beside nice people, good food, reasonable prices the nature is of astonishing beauty. I didn’t visited many waterfalls but the few I saw (in the early summer) are of great beauty. On my visit I explored a small part of the Pyrenees but after my visit to national park Ordesa I was in love with this gorgeous valley. The valley is easy accessible and the many waterfalls are amazing. Most of the waterfalls in the Ordesa national park can be found in the river Arazas that runs through the valley.

At the other side of the mountains (in Parc Nacional Ordesa) lies Gavarnie in the France part of the Pyrenees with some awesome waterfall.

But Spain has many more waterfalls, also in other regions then the Pyrenees. Watching Bicycling (the Vuelta) on television I discovered a waterfall in the west of Spain. Never saw it before: Cascada del Ezaro in Mirador de Ézaro. Pretty nice, but to far away to explore…

Near to the Pyrenees (south of Bilbao) there are three surprising high waterfalls, perfect for a visit in wintertime or spring: Cascada de Gujuli (Cascada del Goiuri ), Cascada del Nervion (Salto del Nervion) and Cascada Nacimiento del Rio Asón (Cascada de Cailagua or Cascada Cola de Caballo) with heights between 100-270 meter.

Another region with surprising waterfalls is on the border with Portugal, in the approximate of the river Douro (Parc Natural de Arribes del Duero). This area best can be visited wintertime or early spring when there is a lot of rainfall.

The Spanish word for waterfall is “cascada”, in plural “cascadas” and sometimes “salto” is used in names for waterfalls in countries where they speak Spanish. It actually depends on in which region you are. In Galicia often “Fervenza” is used as the word for waterfall and in Catalonia you often see “Salt”.

I recently discovered that there are so many waterfalls in Spain that it will a long time before I have done any proper research and I can add them in my database. I already added a lot of unknown waterfalls in Spain on my online map.


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Biggest waterfalls by volume in Spain


What is the biggest waterfall in Spain (by volume) is a tough question. There isn’t much reliable information available regarding volume in Spanish rivers. I guess the waterfalls in the Pyrenees around a glacier should be the most powerful ones, but I am not sure. In the future I will try to get some figures so I can say what the biggest waterfall in Spain is. In the meantime this is my provisional list:

  1. Cascada de la Cola de Caballo
  2. Cascada de la Cimbarra
  3. Cascada del Ézaro

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Highest waterfalls in Spain


Probably Cascada del Cinca (also named Cascada de Marboré or Cascada Rio Cinca) in the Pyrenees is the highest waterfall with a total descent of 600 meter. But is always the question from where do you measure? Nacimiento del río Mundo (Chorros del Rio Mundo) is also such a waterfall with a total height of approximately 300 meters and could be the second highest waterfall in Spain. A certain number three of highest waterfalls in Spain is the Cascada del Nervion (Salto del Nervión) with a total height of 270 meters. Cascada del Nervion is without a doubt the highest waterfall in Spain with a single drop of 222 meters!

  1. Cascada del Cinca (+/- 600 meter?)
  2. Nacimiento del río Mundo (+/- 300 meter?)
  3. Cascada del Nervion (270 meter)

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Most beautiful waterfalls in Spain


The most beautiful waterfalls in Spain and also the highest waterfalls in Spain are located in the Pyrenees. The waterfalls in “Parc Nacional Ordesa” are my favorite with at the end of Circo de Soasa, a mighty waterfall called Cascada de la Cola de Caballo.

  1. Cascada de la Cola de Caballo
  2. Cascada del Nervion
  3. Cascada del Ézaro

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