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Lake Banyoles is synonymous with magic. With the temperature well into September still almost like summer, we see the mandarin duck showing off in this report for La Vanguardia's Readers' Photos.
We can also see the church of Santa Maria de Porqueres and the small boats, which by the way were all in the water at the time of taking these photographs.
The Tirona is the largest boat on the pond and has the most people on it. She was pretty full every time she went out. This 15 meter long catamaran has a capacity of up to 80 people.
This lake, which was Olympic in 1992, is a place I go to often and I never see it the same. You always fall in love, whether for its waters, for the storks, which already have a permanent colony here, and for so many other wonders that it offers us, such as the popular modernist-style castles that date from the second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. XX.
But, the mandarin duck undoubtedly draws attention, which has also already settled in this lake. It is a brightly colored species native to China, Japan and Siberia, which has been introduced to various parts of Europe and is highly appreciated for its beauty.
Lake Banyoles is the largest in Catalonia. The Estany and its lake basin are considered the largest karst complex in Spain and constitute an environmental system of notable value.