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.
The secrets of Girona’s Greenways
The Girona greenways have 125km of reclaimed railway tracks, that go from the Pyrenees to la Costa Brava. We’ll discover the hidden secrets on a bike: volcanic landscapes, old mines, waterfalls, Romanesque churches….
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.
The Romanesque churches of La Vall de Bianya
The traces of the history of La Vall de Bianya can be followed in this itinerary that visits the 15 Romanesque churches that decorate this peaceful corner of La Garrotxa.
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.
Volcanic region MTB Tour
This set of routes will let you explore the most characteristic spots in the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone such as volcanos, lava f lows, the beech forest of Jordà (La Fageda d’en Jordà), and the most important towns around.
Flora and Fauna
Orchids, rare plants, birds, amphibians, butterf lies, dragonf lies, traces of animals, volcanoes, lava flows and some unique geological phenomenon are some examples of what we’ll see during five intensive days of real wild nature.
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.
Art Noveau La Garrotxa
The Solà-Morales house in the centre of Olot, the school in Les Planes d’Hostoles and Mas la Riba (an old farmhouse) in La Vall de la Bianya are but three of the numerous examples of this artistic style that is so characteristic of Catalonia.