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Els Ports under snow in the winter
Rocky outcrops at els Ports
Mont Caro, the Ports' highest point
Beech forest in the National Park area
Mas de Barberans, a town located at the feet of the eastern edge of the Ports

Ports de Tortosa-Beseit, also known as Ports de Beseit, or simply as Els Ports or Lo Port by locals, is a mountain massif located at the north-eastern end of the Sistema Ibérico, a complex system of mountain ranges and massifs in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula.

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A mountain river at la Vall (Mas de Barberans)

At the 1350 m high Tossal del Rei (Peak of the King), where the borders of Valencia, Catalonia and Aragon meet, there is a cairn marking the meeting point of the ancient three kingdoms of the Crown of Aragon.

It is mostly a limestone massif, with many steep cliffs, jagged peaks, deep valleys, shafts and caves. One of the largest colonies of griffon vultures in Europe, as well as Spanish Ibex, European badgers, common genets, among others, have their habitat in these lonely mountains.[1] The area is mostly uninhabited except for small villages.

Mountain Ranges

The Ports Massif comprises several mountain ranges, like Serra de les Falconeres, serra del Àguila, serra de Rastell, Los Curullons, Moles de Raudorar, serra de la Fortalesa, serra de Caro, serra de la Puca, serra de Rafalgari, serra de Paüls, serra de les Deveres, serra de l'Escaleta, serra d'Encanader, serra del Pedregal, serra del Coc, serra de l'Espina [2]

Peaks

Some of the main peaks of the massif are: Mont Caro (1447 m), the highest point, Pic de Cervera, Mola del Boix, Mola del Boixet, el Castellar, la Portella del Pinell, Curullons, el Negrell, Mola de la Castellona, Farrubio, Penyaflor, Mola de Catí, Tossal del Rei, Tossa Blanca, Mola de Lli, Tossal de Tall Nou, Tossal de l'Espada, la Ballestera, Mola de la Paridera, Muntanyola, la Tossa, Tossal de Joan Gran, Tossal de la Forca, Tossal d'en Grillo, L'Espina.

Protected areas

There are two natural parks in the area; there is no protected area on the Aragonese side:

  • Parc Natural dels Ports o the Catalan side
  • Parc Natural de la Tinença de Benifassà on the Valencian side.

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Coordinates: 40°48′28″N 0°19′7″E / 40.80778°N 0.31861°E / 40.80778; 0.31861

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