There are many examples of artistic expression that can be visited in La Garrotxa and they relate to various moments in history. If you are lovers of art, you will be absorbed by the finest of these works. They are listed here by historical period.
Catalonia from the Pyrenees to the coast
The goal of this route is to get to know a part of Catalonia following the Carrilet cycle path. This beautiful route will take you from one of the most characteristic spots in the Pre-Pyrenees, the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, to the Costa Brava.
Following the lava flows
Emitted by the local volcanoes, once solidified, the Fluvià and other local rivers In conjunction with the wind and rain have eroded the lava into spectacular cliffs at Castellfollit de la Roca and El Boscarró and Fontfreda in Sant Joan les Fonts.
Professional volcanic region backroads tour
This tour is targeted for people who love to ride road bikes through natural areas. Enjoy the surroundings and the company whilst challenging yourself.
Villages with charm
Despite the multiple attractions – landscape, cuisine and its people – of La Garrotxa, there are some places in this comarca that have a truly unique air about them.
Picture perfect scenery in La Garrotxa. Art and nature.
Live the experience of making fresh cow’s cheese, enjoy a walk tour at night through “La Fageda d’en Jordà” beech forest, ride a horse in the Volcanic Zone Natural Park, visit a landscape painter’s work studio and paint in the countryside.
Nature, culture and gastronomy
Besalú oozes history from every corner: every street, square and building provides clues to the town’s past and the people that have lived there through the centuries.
Authentic Olot: The Museum of Saints
Olot has a long tradition of producing religious images. Today, the centre of this industry is located in one of Catalonia’s most singular museums, the Olot Museum of Saints.
Medieval La Garrotxa
Castles and monasteries were at the centre of life in the Middle Ages. Although some of their splendour has waned, today La Garrotxa still maintains vestiges of that past in towns and villages such as Sant Joan les Fonts, Santa Pau and Besalú.