The Parc Nou is a beautiful estate containing Torre Castanys, an Art Nouveau house, and is today a municipal park. We recommend a visit as a good way of getting information on La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Nature Park and the vegetation of the Olot area.
La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park Information Centre: publications, documentation and videos about the Park; it is also home to the Park's educational services. Tel. 972 26 62 02. Opening hours: weekdays 09.00-14.00 and 16.00-18.00; Saturdays 10.00-14.00 and 16.00-18.00; public holidays 10.00-14.00.
The Museu dels Volcans (Volcano Museum) has displays on volcanism, eqrthquakes and the natural environments of La Garrotxa, as well as publications and an audiovisual display with an earthquake simulator. Tel. 972 26 67 62. Hours: Weekdays and Saturdays 10-14h and 15-18h; 10-14h Sundays and holidays.
Botanical garden with spectacular listed pendunculate oaks (Quercus robur) and a medicinal plant garden.
Access: Vehicle access is possible as far as the car park at Parc Nou. On foot from the tourist office in Olot following Natural Park Itinerary 17 (1,4 km or 25 min) through the city.