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Garrotxa Volcanic Natural Park

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Ranked #197 of 842 attractions in Catalonia
Type: Geologic Formations, Volcanos
Description: Some of the most interesting volcanic landscape in Europe can be found in the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone, two hours north of Barcelona.
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Haugesund, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The choises of walks, very good signs of the different patches, the church of volca de santa margarida

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

La Garrotxa National Park has volcanic landscape, Romanesque churches, beautiful flora and fauna, medieval towns and villages with well signposted paths and trails to follow. We followed an easy trail to visit the Croscat volcano which has had a wedge cut out of it by quarrying exposing evidence of how the volcano was formed in two successive eruptions. We also... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We spent only a couple of nights in this region but would have liked longer. We found several interesting old towns to explore, starting in Olot. The little medieval town of Besalu we particularly enjoyed. This area is full of fascinating geographical features and is a wonderful place to explore by bike or on foot. We stayed at Hotel Can... More

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

A lovely area to tour around especially walking up to and into the volcanoes. Attractive woodland paths. Many areas too for cycling. We visited the Santa Margarita volcano, which has a CHURCH on crater floor of the volcano. Volcanic cliffs to the rim of the volcano. A safe secure walk,wide paths , very occasionally steep. A place of mysterious beauty.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

It was my dream to visit some volcanos in La Garrotxa National Park. Certainly, we have no much time, that is why I tried to plan everything, but unfortunately did not succeded. By the way. We stayed in hotel in Girona, and one morning went to Olot with regional bus. Trip took about 40 minutes. As far as we arrived... More

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I stayed in the campsite a walk away from la garrotxa, and found the walk to be lovely. the whole place is extremely well organised, and i found the volcanoes not only very picturesque, but make for a very nice excursion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

If you're in Barcelona in the Autumn, get in your hire car and nip up the main road past Vic, take the tunnel of Brecons and head to the Volcanic Park of the Garrotxa. It is an outstanding beauty spot, spattered with pocket-sized, extinct volcanoes, covered by one of Europe's most southerly beech forests. The most popular hikes are the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011 via mobile

Garrotxa Natural Park is about 15.000 ha big and inludes towns like Sant Joan les Fonts, Olot and Santa Pau. There are many great walking paths in this area and a very nice one starts from a parking place at the GI-524 between Olot and Santa Pau. Next to the parking is a picknick site and after that a tourist... More

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