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La Garrotxa Volcanic Area Nature Reserve

Girona

Example of volcanic formation


It has a rich and varied vegetation with a predominance of holm oak, oaks and beech. There are also chestnut trees, hazel, alder, poplar and box.

The fauna includes species such as wild boar, wildcat, dormouse, marten and genet. This protected nature area is also home to the short-toed eagle, the goshawk, peregrine falcon, woodpeckers, nuthatch and marsh tit, as well as to vipers and other reptiles. It is also of particular interest due to its 40 volcanic cones and its 20 lava outcrops. It is considered to be the most important volcanic area on the Iberian Peninsula.

La Garrotxa Volcanic Area Nature Reserve


Girona  (Catalonia)

Категория охраняемой природной территории:Природный парк Площадь:15,31 гектары Е-mail:pnzvg.dmah@gencat.net Е-mail: info@turismegarrotxa.com Тел.:+34 972 266 012 Тел.:+34 972 268 112 Веб-сайт::La Garrotxa Volcanic Area Nature Reserve

Жирона (Каталония):

Olot.

Ctra. Olot- Santa Pau, km 7 (interior del volcán del Croscat)

17811  Volcán Croscat, Santa Pau, Жирона  (Каталония)

Е-mail:cps@tosca.cat Тел.:+34 972195094 Веб-сайт::Веб-сайт центра приема посетителей

Ctra. Olot- Santa Pau, km 4 (área de Can Serra)

17811  La Fageda d´en Jordà, Santa Pau, Жирона  (Каталония)

Е-mail:info@tosca.cat Тел.:+34 972 195 074 Веб-сайт::Веб-сайт центра приема посетителей

Avenida de Santa Coloma, 47

17800  Olot, Жирона  (Каталония)

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Carretera de Olot, Km. 43 (antigua estación de tren de Sant Feliu de Pallerols)

17174  Sant Feliu de Pallerols, Жирона  (Каталония)

Е-mail:turisme@santfeliudepallerols.cat Тел.:+34 972444474 Веб-сайт::Веб-сайт центра приема посетителей
Useful information

What you need to know


  • Cultural information

    La Garrotxa served as an area of transit for the Romans, and remnants of the road can still be seen in the Bianya valley. Examples of Romanesque architecture include the churches of Sant Pere and Sant Vicenç in Besalú, the monastery of Sant Joan les Fonts, and the church of the Sant Sepulcre in Palera. Also worth mentioning is the Modernist style on display in Olot, the regional capital.

  • Environmental information

    The vegetation and the fauna of the volcanic area of La Garrotxa a particularly noteworthy due to its variety. There are holm oak and oak forests, as well as beech woods such as the famous Fageda d’en Jordà.

  • Information for visits

    Check with the visitor centres.