The Natural Park of Volcanic Zone Garrotxa is the result of the movement “Salvem alder Volcans!” that appeared in the same region in the late 70. The MARC 1982, the Catalan government approved the declaration of Nature in the volcanic area and protect natural heritage and achieved only in the Iberian Peninsula.

The interest of the park lies both in its landscape, flora, fauna and geological formations like the sort that have harmonized their rural inhabitants to the era of industrialization.

So, the landscape of the Natural Park of Volcanic Zone Garrotxa is diverse and delicate, to the Voltes Subtil always suggestiu. Bird's eye view is a mosaic of colors ranging from dark green to bright green and tender, the scarlet and black of the volcanic soil of the blades turned red in autumn. The fog may spread white sheets on the wet meadows of the valley and immersed in a sea silver Olot. The exemplary distribution of land in crops, pastures, forests and the location of rural housing, as a result of a judicious use agricultural and forestry, have formed around a volcanic landscape of the area look orderly, i equilibrat serè. Any time of year brings shades to the palette of the painter, fails to capture all the tones of changing light satin.

Areas of interest in the Natural Park of Volcanic Zone Garrotxa.

Within the area of ​​the Park or adjacent to it, apart from the Old Town of St. Paul has 12 places of interest are advised to visit.

  1. Volcano Natural Reserve Montsacopa
  2. Nucli antic d'Olot
  3. Colades basaltic Sant Joan les Fonts
  4. The Parc Nou
  5. Area Xenacs
  6. Parc de Pedra Tosca
  7. Nature Reserve in Jordà Fageda
  8. Castellfollit basalt cliffs of the Rock
  9. Estada medieval Castell Juvinyà
  10. Volcano Natural Reserve Croscat
  11. La Vall de'n Bass
  12. Nucli antic Sant Feliu de Pallerols

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Natural and Cultural heritage

The main attraction of the park are certainly traces its volcanic, amb MES 40 craters, many of them excellently preserved-, MES 20 lava colades, and a spectrum of products of volcanic deposits and Strombolian eruptions, especially, freatomagmàtiques tanks where the diversity of these characteristics is the richest in Europe, and where some outcrops are as unique as the basalt cliffs of the Rock Castellfollit.

Closely linked to the remote volcanic past, flora, fauna that inhabit the park and the microclimate model have led to a unique landscape and human activity that is lived in harmony for centuries. All this rich heritage has been fully identified with the Park and now one of the main assets of the region is shared with visitors.

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