Fageda In Jordà and volcanos

Fageda en Jordà y volcanes
Fageda In Jordà and volcanos

This itinerary is very recommended so much by his simplicity as by the fact that it goes through three enclaves of big natural value, like the forest of have Fageda d'in Jordà, the volcano of Santa Margarida and the volcano of the Croscat, two of the 40 volcanos that configure the one who is the best exponent of volcanic landscape of the Iberian peninsula.

The Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone of the Garrotxa, dependent of the Department of Environment of the Generalitat of Catalonia, is a big space protected of 15.000 has. Very humanizado, comprises territory of 11 municipalities and 26 natural reservations. It is all a volcanic region, with more than 40 volcanos, the majority of calm eruption (efusiva) and back coladas of lava. But although the vulcanism is inactivo, can not speak of extinction.

It treats of a very rich zone in flora and fauna, with more than 1.000 species of plants, good examples of hayedos, encinares, robledos dry and humid, and more than 250 species of vertebrate animals. The landscapes of the zone have inspired to big artists, like the poet Joan Maragall or the painters of the known school paisajística of Olot.

Olot, capital of the region of the Garrotxa, is a city with innumerable zones of interest. Important commercial centre, has a long artistic tradition (painting, sculpture, religious imagery, craftsmanship belenista…) and cultural, with buildings of big interest: churches of Sant Esteve (baroque) and of the Tura (romance size), claustros of Carme (renacentistas), House-Museum Can Trincheria (house señorial), diverse modernist and important buildings museums (Local Museum, Museum of the Volcanos). Santa Pau: interesting historical enclosure that raises around the castle —of square structure and built in the 13th-14th centuries— and the main square, with mediaeval personality.

From Olot take the road GI-524 direction Santa Pau. In 4 km find theArea of Can Serra, point of set off for the Fageda d'in Jordà, where exists an information centre of the Park and a parking.

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Girona 1 10 Km. 150 m. 150 m. Easy Recorrido Circular
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Girona 1 10 Km.
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150 m. 150 m. Easy Recorrido Circular