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Phone Number: +34 972 27 16 00
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Some of the most interesting volcanic landscape in Europe can be found in...

Some of the most interesting volcanic landscape in Europe can be found in the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone, one hour and a half north of Barcelona.

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Leftover Volcanic Treasures On the Trails

Beautiful trails through the forest of Beech trees and good smelling evergreens. The landscape is dotted with remnants of the volcanos and they are spotted throughout this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2015
Santa Rosa, California, United States
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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Beautiful trails through the forest of Beech trees and good smelling evergreens. The landscape is dotted with remnants of the volcanos and they are spotted throughout this forest. In the forest there is the Santa Margarida Volcano to climb, where you see at the center, there lies a Roman Chapel

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This Natural Park has an abundance of volcanic cones and lava flows. It is the site of a previously quarried volcano, the Croscat, the largest in the Iberian Peninsula and 17,000 years old. It was mined between1960 and 1991 to provide the surfaces for tennis courts and running tracks. Now a Natural Park and protected it is fascinating to see... More 

1 Thank Ashsaw
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Well with exploring. There are several volcano craters that you can hike into plus hikes through a lovely beech forest. Several towns dot the are, some worth spending a couple of hours waling around. The best thing to do is to have a balloon ride over the volcanos, all of which are dormant.

Thank luluthezulu
Haugesund, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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

1 Thank Marianne0110
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank mark r
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 

2 Thank Fiona M
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 

4 Thank Charles C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 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 

4 Thank CopperTeaPot
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

3 Thank Holiday-Holic123
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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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