Iberian Peninsula

Range TypePeninsula
Highest PointMulhacén (3479 m/11,414 ft)
CountriesSpain (77%), Portugal (14%), France (9%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area643,918 sq km / 248,617 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,068 km / 663 mi North-South
1,162 km / 722 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long40° 48' N; 3° 5' W
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Map of Iberian Peninsula
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Iberian Peninsula.
EuropeLevel 1 (Parent)
         Scandinavia-European ArcticLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Northwest EuropeLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Iberian PeninsulaLevel 2
                 Portugal-GaliciaLevel 3 (Child)
                 Cordillera CantabricaLevel 3 (Child)
                 PyreneesLevel 3 (Child)
                 Castile RangesLevel 3 (Child)
                 Sistema IbericoLevel 3 (Child)
                 Balearic IslandsLevel 3 (Child)
                 Andalucian RangesLevel 3 (Child)
         AlpsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Italian Peninsula and IslandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Eastern Europe RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Balkan PeninsulaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Ural MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Caucasus MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Iberian Peninsula

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Mulhacén347911,414Andalucian Ranges
2.Pico de Aneto340411,168Pyrenees
3.Veleta339611,142Andalucian Ranges
5.Alcazaba336511,040Andalucian Ranges
6.Mulhacén II336211,030Andalucian Ranges
7.Pico Maldito335010,991Pyrenees
8.Monte Perdido334810,984Pyrenees
9.Punta de Astorg334310,968Pyrenees
10.Pico del Medio334010,958Pyrenees
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Mulhacén347911,414Andalucian Ranges
2.Pico de Aneto340411,168Pyrenees
3.Torrecerredo26488688Cordillera Cantabrica
4.Pico Almanzor25918501Castile Ranges
5.Moncayo23147592Sistema Iberico
6.Pico Teleno21837162Portugal-Galicia
7.Puig Mayor14364711Balearic Islands

Photos of Peaks in the Iberian Peninsula


Mulhacen's rocky profile, from the summit of Veleta (1985-07-23).
Pico de Aneto

The summit block of the Pico de Aneto is a shark's tooth rising above a small glacier (1985-07-25).

Veleta, in the distance, from the summit of Mulhacen (1985-07-23).
Monte Perdido

Monte Perdido lords over the head of the flat-bottomed Ordessa Valley in the Pyrennes (1985-07-15).
Cilindro de Marbore

The "cylinder" of Marbore indeed looks like a tree stump in this view from Monte Perdido (1985-07-15).
Pic de Coma Pedrosa

Coma Pedrosa is a big pile of rocks crowned by a squat cairn (1993-08-29).
Serra da Estrela
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Serra da Estrela, the highest point of mainland Portugal (2012-10-18). Photo by Mark McAllister.
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