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
Olot - Santa Pau. Natural Park route 3
This itinerary crosses the central area of La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, passing through places such as Moixina wetlands, La Fageda d'en Jordà, and the banks of the volcanoes Croscat and Santa Margarida.
Memories of the last Carlist War
This route visits some of the sites in La Garrotxa that are indelibly associated with the Third Carline War (1872–1876).
Parc de Pedra Tosca. Route Olot 4
This easy walk is perfect for the whole family. You pass along the Carrilet, the former train line to Girona that acts as a reminder of Olot’s rich industrial past. Further on you visit El Parc de Pedra Tosca.
Torre de Murrià route. Route 5 Les Preses
Torre de Murrià is a Roman watchtower that was converted into a signalling tower during the Carline Wars. It is reasonably well conserved and its moat and walls can still be seen.
Circular route Mare de Déu del Mont Half Marathon (MdM)
High difficulty route, 20,6 KM and ascent of 1605 m
A climb up to Santa Magdalena de Montpalau. Route 1 Sant Jaume de Llierca
An easy route for the whole family that will take us to know the old fortress of the Montpalau.
Grau d'Escales route. Route 2 Montagut i Oix
Grau d'Escales is a relatively easy pass (grau = ‘pass’ and escala = ‘step’ in Catalan) between two abrupt cliffs from where there are good views of the Salt dels Lliberals (Liberal’s Leap).
The Lava Flows
The volcanoes that erupted thousands of years ago in what today is La Garrotxa region gave rise to great lava flows that occupied the bottoms of the local river valleys.