Espai Cràter releases a video mapping this Easter

Tuesday 26 of March of 2024

It is projected onto the outcrop of the Puig del Roser volcano, where the Espai Cràter is located, and provides more information on its formation and characteristics.

The Espai Cràter premieres this Easter one of the two great novelties of this 2024. It is a new video mapping that replaces what could be seen until now above the outcrop of the Puig del Roser volcano, a of the most unique elements of the exhibition. With the new projection, visitors can have more information about this volcano, within which the Crater Space is located, and learn about its formation and characteristics. The video also reveals an old fumarole, a prominent element that is difficult to observe in the rest of the unique outcrops of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park.

The new video mapping has been made possible thanks to a grant from the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya, for cultural projects with immersive technology. The total amount of the project was €35,090, of which 63% were subsidized.


How was the Puig del Roser volcano formed?


For the realization of the video mapping, the advice of the Applied Vulcanology team of Geociències Barcelona of the CSIC has been provided, which has allowed the incorporation of new information obtained on the Puig del Roser volcano. The project has been developed by the company Onionlab, which has used 3D animation and programs to generate volcanic simulations.

The projection highlights the formation of the outcrop from its eruption, as well as the different elements that can be identified. Through the study of the volcanic deposits of the Puig del Roser volcano, it has been discovered that it is the same eruptive system that formed Montsacopa and that the eruption was of a fissural type, like the eruptions that have recently occurred in Iceland or on the island of La Palma. The video shows how the fall of pyroclasts took place, forming the volcanic deposit; the different parts of the outcrop and the volcanic bombs that can be seen there, and the alteration of the rocks by the passage of an ancient fumarole.

Finally, in specific places of the outcrop, a series of rocks that have been extracted and analyzed in the laboratories of Geosciences Barcelona of the CSIC are identified and shown, at different zoom levels (optical microscope and electron microscope). As a novelty, extra lighting has also been installed that allows you to see the actual color of the outcrop and discover its changes in shape and texture.


The other big news of 2024: an immersive cube


In the month of July, the other great novelty of this 2024 will arrive at Espai Cràter: an immersive cube. The Next Generation funds, through the Tourism Sustainability Plans in Destinations (PSTD), will allow Espai Cràter to offer a new immersive experience for visitors to learn about different types of volcanoes, from submarines to extraterrestrials, through glacial volcanism .


About to exceed 100,000 users


For this Easter, Espai Cràter has extended the program of guided visits to the exhibition and the Montsacopa volcano. More sessions of the family workshops "Paint with minerals" and "How a volcano is born?" have also been scheduled, which can be consulted and booked at

Two years after its opening, the center has received 98,263 users, 82,299 of whom have visited the exhibition. Visitors rate their experience at Espai Cràter as excellent, with an average score of 9.37/10.