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La Garroxta – Girona, Spain

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La Garroxta

Girona, Spain

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La Garroxta is an absurdly lush and lovley county in the province of Girona – just north of Barcelona-  by northern Cataluña.   While it is very small, there are many places to explore and all within close distance to each other!

We explored some of the volcanic region around the town of Olot, where we stayed at “Les Cols Pavilions”

There are about 40 volcanoes in the region, with Croscat and Santa Magarida being the more impressive ones.

gabriel-monsa-1024x351 La Garroxta  -  Girona, Spain Barcelona Spain  Spain Olot Garrotxa Barcelona   above photo Castellfollit de la Roca © Gabriel Monsa
RichardAlonso La Garroxta  -  Girona, Spain Barcelona Spain  Spain Olot Garrotxa Barcelona   above photo Castellfollit de la Roca © Richard Alonso

Castellfollit de la Roca: This beautiful thin town, dating from the 13th century, is situated on the edge of a fifty meter basalt cliff, almost a kilometer long. The cliff  is the  result of the erosive action of the rivers Fluvià and Toronell.

Laurea La Garroxta  -  Girona, Spain Barcelona Spain  Spain Olot Garrotxa Barcelona   above photo Volcà de Santa Margarida © Laureà

AlainMuller La Garroxta  -  Girona, Spain Barcelona Spain  Spain Olot Garrotxa Barcelona   above photo Besalú © Alain Muller

Besalú:  another lovely town with a 12th-century Romanesque bridge that goes over the Fluvià river. The town is also famous for the restored “Miqvé” Jewish Purification Baths.

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Fageda d’en Jordà, a cute birch forrest

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Portada-809x1024 La Garroxta  -  Girona, Spain Barcelona Spain  Spain Olot Garrotxa Barcelona   above photo Parc de Pedra Tosca  © Hisao Suzuki –  RCR Architects

Parc de Pedra Tosca:  This rough rock park  was a monumental project.  Constructed  by  RCR Architects, it involves volcanic rock mounts constrained by rusted steel plates creating a pathway to Les Preses Volcano Park.

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Nucli antic de Santa Pau: yet another tiny Jewish settlement built  between 13th and 14th centuries, with an abandoned castle in the middle

Sant-Pau__002 La Garroxta  -  Girona, Spain Barcelona Spain  Spain Olot Garrotxa Barcelona   view from Nucli antic de Santa Pau

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