the last eruption occurred more than 10,000 years ago, the region
of La Garrotxa represents the best example of volcanic landscape
in Spain and one of the most interesting of Europe.
we add to this nature reserve of the volcanic area of La Garrotxa
a rich and diversified vegetation (thanks to its especially humid
climate), an incredibly beautiful landscape and a fine gastronomic
culture, it is easy to understand why this area is so appreciated,
not only by the tourists, but also by people from Barcelona.
most interesting places to visit are: Olot, capital of the area
of La Garrotxa, Castellfollit de La Roca, with its houses almost
hanging from the cliffs, La Fageda d'en JordÓ, a beech tree forest,
famous for its red and gold colours during autumn, the village of
Santa Pau, and Santa Margarida volcano.
you still have one or two days left, we recommend you to go back
to Barcelona through Ripoll (capital of RipollŔs region) and through
Vic (capital of Osona region), where you will admire, among other
things, wonderful examples of the Romanesque architecture of Catalonia.
you can get everywhere by public transport, if you want to visit
several places this is not recommended, because you would lose too
much valuable time. Anyway, you can get to Olot by coach
(TEISA Tel. 93 215 35 66 (Barcelona) / 972 - 26 01 96 (Olot) ) or
rent a car.