This nature area is located on the southern slope of the Albera massif and is made up of two well-differentiated areas: the western side, in the Requesens-Baussitges sector containing Central European vegetation, with beeches and damp oak woods; and the eastern side, more Mediterranean, with cork trees and shrubs where the last populations of the Mediterranean turtle have survived.
Photograph showing the town of Espolla in the background. In the foreground there is a cart passing through one of the access roads to the town. Just behind it is the Albera Massif and the fields with various crops surrounding it. This diversity is one of the fundamental characteristics of the area. The photograph was taken by Josep Maria Cañellas at the end of the 19th century. A sample of the farmers’ life in this corner of Alberes and which shows what the roads were like at that time. The photograph from 1888 belongs to the Rubaudonadeu Collection preserved in the Fages de Climent Library in Figueres.
Carrer Mossèn Amadeu Sudrià, 17753 Espolla, Provincia de Gerona, España