As you will have seen in my article on waterfalls in Spain, I absolutely adore waterfalls. Making the list of waterfalls in Spain, I also got interested which are the HIGHEST waterfalls in Spain.
I had to do some research, and the data is not ready at hand for all waterfalls. Also, it appears there is not one point of measuring waterfalls. Some measure the single drop, others measure the total height of the fall. This also depends on if the Spanish word for waterfall “Salto” or “Cascada” is used. So this list of highest waterfalls in Spain may not be 100% scientifcally approved, but it will definitely let you know what are some of the highest waterfalls in Spain 😉 Enjoy!
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The Highest Waterfall in Spain: Salto del Nervión – 223m
One thing that everyone agrees on is that the Salto de Nervion with a single drop of a stunning 222m is the highest waterfall in Spain.
The waterfall is located on the edge of the province of Aláva, close to Burgos. Make sure to visit after a storm, lots of rain or the melting of the ice to see this waterfall in it’s full strenght!
Cascada De La Osera – 130m
The Cascada de la Osera is located in the stunning Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and the Villas in Andalusia. The Cascada de la Osera is located on the west side of the park an is the highest waterfall in Andalusia and the second-highest waterfall in Spain!
Nearby Cascada el Chorrogil is also a high waterfall of 100 meters and is only about 2km away from the Osera waterfall.
Sant Miquel de Fai – 120m
The Cascada de Sant Miquel de Fai drops over 120 meter divided over several levels. It’s located right next to a monastery in a lush green area. It’s super easy to visit, and the monastery, the waterfall and the hiking opportunities make for a great day out.
Cascada del Cinca – 110m
Cascada del Cinca (also know as Cascada de Marboré) is located in Huesca, Aragon, in the Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido. In this park you find more beautiful Spanish waterfalls such as the Cola de Caballo. However, the Cascada del Cinca appears to be the biggest of the region with a single drop of 110 meters.
Cascada Gujuli – 100m
The Gujuli waterfall is located in the Province of Alava, Basque country, within the Gorbea Natural Park. The Cascada Gujuli has a stunning drop of over 100 meters high! There is very little water in summer, so if you want to visit this magnificent waterfall make sure to plan your trip accordingly. The great news: the Cascada Gujuli makes a great daytrip from Bilbao and could be combined on a great weekend trip with the Salto de Nervión.
Salt de Sallent – 100m
The Salt de Sallent near Rupit makes for a great roadtrip from Barcelona. It has a beautiful drop of about a 100 meters and is situated in a beautiful setting. The medieval town of Rupit is worth a visit by itself, but the Salt de Sallent waterfall (only a 45 minute hike from the town) really adds something special to your visit.
Nacimiento del Río Mundo – 100m
The Nacimiento del Río Mundo (also known as chorros del río mundo) is located in the northern tip of the Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas, just as the Cascada de la Osera. Next to it being high, this waterfall is also quite big and you can approach it closeby to take great pictures. This popular waterfall is easy to reach and has a big parking.
Nacimiento del Rio Asón – 70m
The remote Nacimiento del Rio Asón comes plunging down in a single drop of about 70 meters! The waterfall is located in Cantabria. It’s a great trip to put on your list of things to do in Santander, which is only an hour away! It’s definitely not one of the most visited waterfalls in Spain, but that does add to its charm!
That’s it! The Highest waterfalls in Spain
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this article, and maybe I will see at one of these amazing waterfalls somewhere around Spain 🙂 Drop a comment below if you know of any other waterfalls that are super high!