Olot

Province: Girona
Shire: Garrotxa
Inhabitants: 33589
Extension: 29,0 Km2
Altitude: 443 m

The town of Olot is the capital of the region of La Garrotxa and has its municipal within the Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of La Garrotxa, located in the municipality are four volcanoes: Montolivet, Montsacopa (or San Francisco) , Garrinada and Bisaroques. The Garrotxa Volcanic Zone is important in the Iberian Peninsula.

Olot borders the Vall de Bianya by the North, with Sant Joan les Fonts for the Northeast, with Les preses by the South, with Santa Pau for the Southeast, and Olot and the Vall d'en Bas in the west.

All the town and surrounding area has a great tourist attraction thanks to the Natural Park, the Fageda d'en Jorda (beech forest) or Deu i Marshes of the Moixina.

Olot has a long history, we find references to Olot first 872, with the reorganization of the territory after the reconquest of Gerona by the Franks. The villa was around the church of Santa Maria del Tura. Despite this long history, there are few buildings before the fifteenth century, as during the years 1427 and 1428 the area experienced a series of earthquakes that destroyed the old town of Olot and forced to build a new church around San Esteva, located on the edge of the old village and remained standing. Thereafter Olot enjoyed a significant growth in population and buildings, com the Convento del Carmen, the sixteenth century, formed by a late Gothic church and Renaissance cloister.

If we go through the streets of Olot can enjoy an important historical and artistic heritage, which include Modernist buildings, and other sets Renaissance. Distributed by streets and squares can find almost one hundred sculptures of different styles.

You can not miss the ride Blay, dedicated to Miguel Blay and one of the busiest places in the city, the Plaza del Carmen where we find the Convento del Carmen, the church of Santa Maria del Tura, documented the year 872, or Montsacopa, a volcano 94 meters in the crater of which is the Hermitage of San Francisco (1812).

At the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth century Modernism tube great influence on the architecture of Olot, architects and sculptors as important as Lluís Domènech i Muntaner, Josep Azemar, Miquel Blay Alfred Paluzie or left their mark.

Some of the most interesting Modernist buildings to visit are the House of Alfred Mas Collellmir Paluzie, the Pastry Ferrer, Can Noguer, House Bidder (1911-1912), House Escubós (1906), House Gaietà Vila (1901), House reformed Solà Morales by Lluís Domènech i Muntaner, Gassiot House (1911-1912), among others.

Museums

Olot also has interesting museums to know the town and the volcanic area of ??La Garrotxa.

 

Regional Museum of La Garrotxa

Building the late eighteenth century, which portrays the evolution of the region suffered from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century.
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Can Trincheria House Museum

It is an eighteenth century house decorated with exceptional furniture collection that illustrates how families live well-off in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. You can also see a monumental pessebre Ignasi de Trincheria began in the late eighteenth century.
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The Volcano Museum

This is a museum located in the Casal dels Volcans (on the tower Castanys within the Parc Nou). This museum offers insight into phenomena as related to the area as volcanism and seismology.
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Where to sleep

Hostal Sant Bernat

Olot

Hostel with a great tradition and dedication within the hospitality and tourism…

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Apartaments Entre Volcans

Olot

Complex of apartments in La Garrotxa, are located just five minutes walk…

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Hostal la Vila

Olot

This accommodation is located in Olot's main square, in the historic center,…

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Guitart Rural

La Vall de Bianya (a 4.4 Km)

But the Guitart is a place to live, to meet, to rest,…

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Mas Molera

Sant Joan les Fonts (a 4.3 Km)

Mas Molera is a country house full of history where you can…

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Camping la Fageda

Olot (a 3.6 Km)

The bungalows consist of 2 bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, a fully…

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Casa Rural Mas Garganta

Olot (a 3.6 Km)

Masía del s. XIV, ideal to rest on the Bas Valley, offering…

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Càmping les Preses Natura

Les Preses (a 5 Km)

Camping Les Preses Natura, located in the Natural Park of the Volcanic…

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Where to eat

Bar restaurant Casino

Tortellà (a 12.9 Km)

Located in Tortellá offers traditional Catalan cuisine, with quality products and proximity.…

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Restaurant Mític

Camprodon (a 16.3 Km)

Restaurant serving authentic and traditional cuisine with contemporary touches, directed by the…

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Braseria Les Comes

L’Esquirol (a 17.7 Km)

Located within the premises of Anigami Adventure Park, they offer menus with…

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Restaurant el Pont 9

Camprodon (a 22.6 Km)

Restaurant humble and simple cuisine, where you can enjoy the flavors, aromas…

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Hostal Restaurant el Quintà i les Planes

Molló (a 23 Km)

Small accommodation with 12 rooms, located next to the Restaurant Les Planes…

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Restaurant Hotel Prats

Ribes de Freser (a 29.8 Km)

Fonda family tradition now run by the fourth generation, has been passed…

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What to do

Viles Florides

Villas Floridas promotes the flower and the plant as Catalonia's natural heritage…

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Centre Logístic de Bicicletes

Olot (a 1.1 Km)

The Bicycle Logistics Center (Olot-La Garrotxa) is a family business with more…

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Rucs i Someres

Les Preses (a 3 Km)

Donkeys and Somers program is dedicated to sightseeing in Catalan donkey by…

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Visites i degustacions Gust de Garrotxa

Sant Joan les Fonts (a 4.7 Km)

Our visits are designed for the whole family, where children and adults…

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Vol de Coloms

Olot (a 4.5 Km)

Balloon flights in the Garrotxa, fly over the volcanoes of Catalonia from…

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Granja de cavalls i ponis, eQuillet

La Vall d'en Bas (a 6.3 Km)

At Club Hipic eQuillet we offer a wide range of activities for…

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La Fageda

Santa Pau (a 5.6 Km)

Come visit the largest dairy farm in the area, where children can…

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Pessebre Vivent de Joanetes

La Vall d'en Bas (a 8.7 Km)

The small town of Juanetas has been transformed for many years to…

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Events

Ancient Music Festival of the Pyrenees

17/08/2019

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Festival of Count Arnau to Sant Joan de las Abadesses

06/07/2019 - 21/08/2019

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Ancient Music Festival of the Pyrenees

24/08/2019

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Ancient Music Festival of the Pyrenees

25/08/2019

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Origins Fair

23/11/2019 - 24/11/2019

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