Laguna Negra (Black lagoon)
This dark, fascinating and enigmatic lagoon is riddled with legend. Found in the Vinuesa municipality, it is one of the most beautiful attractions in the Soria province, in Castile and León.
Located at an altitude of 2.000 meters, it is situated between granite rocks and surrounded by pine trees, which gives the lagoon a dark and sinister aspect. It reaches its height of beauty in the winter when it is covered in snow and ice.
The Laguna Negra in Soria originates from the Pleistocene glaciation, found in a cirque, typical glacier shape, with vertical conglomerate and quartzite walls and limestone cement, crowned by cresteria water.
In the meadow and surroundings there are mythical pines and beeches of enormous size. The darkness of the waters and the mysterious mountain landscape of this "wolf trough", which at any moment can be closed with a fog, has fascinated man since ancient times, as legends and stories like the one of La Tierra show. of Alvargonzález.
The Black Lagoon of Soria, is a place that "rubs the sacred" for the inhabitants of these lands.
That's why we have to enjoy it with respect and with the obligation of preserving it for generations to come.
From the Black Lagoon of Soria you can start the ascent to Pico Urbión (2,228 m.) Where the Douro River rises, going up a steep path that overcomes the cliffs on the south side. It receives us already up, in the term of Covaleda, the mountain bare and rough, hostile, no less beautiful.
The first Sunday of August has been held for more than 40 years its famous Crossing to Swim, in which there is great participation of swimmers.
In short, the Black Lagoon is a magical place to enjoy long walks, the pure air of Soria, the flora and fauna of the mountain ... A must for those seeking to get out of the urban bustle and meet nature .