The Cloiters of Carme, in Olot, are the main example of Renaissance art in La Garrotxa. They are now part of Olot Art School and can be visited on days when the college is open.
Routes and excursions TOP
Villages and landscapes of Vall d'en Bas
To the south-west of the district in a large agricultural valley: Vall d'en Bas.
RCR Arquitectes Route
A team of architects, RCR, has placed La Garrotxa at the forefront of architecture. Their unique skill of marrying the landscape and architecture has been rewarded by many different awards, including the prestigious Pritzker Prize (2017).
In the footsteps of the Barons of Santa Pau. Ruta 1 Santa Pau
This walk takes you up to the magnificent summit of Finestres, one of the best viewpoints in La Garrotxa. Of great interest are the highly varied landscapes.
The carline trail. Ruta 6 Garrotxa
This route is designed for one-way and you must provide for the return from Riudaura by public transport or car.
The weir route. Ruta 3 Sant Jaume de Llierca
This route is known as the Camí de la Central because in the past there was a small electrical generating station here. On the way back from the weir you pass through a well-preserved section of riparian woodland with interesting associated flora.
Ruta de les Fonts i Verlets. Route 1 Sant Joan les Fonts
This walk takes you through an area full of natural springs where local people once went to relax, above all in summer.
The core area of the Natural Park
To the old fortress of the Counts of Besalú: Dosquers. Route 7 Garrotxa
This is a flat walk that will take you to the ruins of the old castle and the church of Sant Martí in the hamlet of Dosquers. Also highly recommendable by bike.