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  • 1 Garrotxa Nature Reserve Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    The best example of volcanic landscape in Catalonia covering a surface area of 11,300 ha. The strombolian cones, explosion craters and lava flows make very unusual features. The plantlife is rich and varied - especially in the Fageda d'en Jordà Natur..

  • 2 Church of Sant Esteve Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. Rector Ferrer

    The church (1750-1763) is a neo-classical building with a façade a perron in the baroque style. Note the 17C baroque retable by Pau Costa and the monumental painting by El Greco, Christ Carrying the Cross (1605).

  • 3 Casa Solà-Morales Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Modernist architect Domènech i Montaner rebuilt this unusual building from 1915-1916, keeping the sumptuous 18C interiors and adding the modernist façade.

  • 4 Museu comarcal de la Garrotxa Interesting

    Museums and art

    3e niveau

    This museum includes two sections: natural sciences, La Casal dels Volcans, and old 18C hospice containing a collection of paintings and drawings by Catalan artists (19C and 20C).

  • 5 El Croscat Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    El Croscat was the last volcano to erupt in the Garrotxa region, about 11 500 years ago. Its rough surface is composed of blocks of lava and strange protuberances - gigantic bubbles of solidified gas.

  • 6 Sanctuary of Santa Maria del Tura

    Religious buildings

    C. Valls Nous

    This old sanctuary rebuilt by Barcelona architect Francesc Mas in 1763 has retained the frescos on the cupola from its original decoration.

  • 7 Convent of La Mare de Déu del Carme

    Religious buildings

    pl. Carme

    Founded in the late 16C, this convent includes a fine church partly completed by master Enrique Julià. The most important part is the Renaissance cloister (1603) on two levels by Lázaro Cisterna.

  • 8 Casal dels Volcans

    Museums and art

    Parc Nou - Av. Santa Coloma de Farners, s/n

    This museum and information centre of the Nature Reserve of the Garrotxa Volcanic Area is in the Torre d'en Castanys, a neo-Palladian building by Josep Fontseré (1854).

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