Olot

Province: Girona | Shire: Garrotxa | Inhabitants: 36.299 | Extension: 29,0 Km2 | Altitude: 443 m

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

Olot borders the Bianya Valley to the north, Sant Joan les Fonts to the northeast, Les Preses to the south, Santa Pau to the southeast, and Riudaura and Vall d'en Bas to the west.

The entire municipality and its surroundings are of great tourist interest thanks to the Natural Park, the Fageda d'en Jordà or the Aiguamolls de la Deu and Moixina.

Olot has a long history, we find references to Olot for the first time in the year 872, with the reorganization of the territory after the reconquest of Girona by the Franks. The town was located around the church of Santa Maria del Tura. Despite this long history, there are few buildings left before the 15th century, since during the years 1427 and 1428 the area suffered a series of earthquakes that destroyed the old town of Olot and forced the construction of a new one around the church of Sant Esteve, located on the limits of the old town and which remained standing. Since then, the town has enjoyed significant growth in population and buildings, such as the Convento del Carmen, from the 16th century, made up of a late-Gothic church and a Renaissance cloister.

If we go through the streets of Olot we can enjoy an important historical-artistic heritage, where modernist buildings stand out, as well as other Renaissance ensembles. Distributed by squares and streets we can find almost a hundred sculptures of different styles.

You can't miss the Paseo de Blay, dedicated to Miquel Blay and one of the busiest places in the city; the Plaza del Carme where the Convento del Carmen is located; the church of Santa María del Tura, documented in the year 872; or Montsacopa, a 94-meter volcano in whose crater is the hermitage of San Francisco (1812).

At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, Modernism had a great influence on the architecture of Olot, and such important architects and sculptors as Lluís Domènech i Muntaner, Josep Azemar, Alfred Paluzie or Miquel Blay left their mark.

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

museums

Olot also has very interesting museums to discover the town and the volcanic area of La Garrotxa:

Regional Museum of La Garrotxa

Building from the end of the 18th century, and in which the evolution that the region suffered from the 18th to the 20th century is portrayed.

Can Trincheria House-Museum

It is an 18th century house decorated with exceptional furniture that illustrates the way of life of wealthy families in the 18th and 19th centuries. You can also see a monumental nativity scene that Ignacio de Trincheria started at the end of the 18th century.

The Crater Space

This museum will allow us to live an immersive experience about volcanoes from inside a volcano.

What to do

Viles Florides

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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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Vol de Coloms

(a 4.5 Km)

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

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La Fageda

Santa Pau (a 5.6 Km)

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Granja de cavalls i ponis, eQuillet

La Vall d'en Bas (a 6.3 Km)

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Ripollès Turisme

Campdevànol (a 13.4 Km)

El Ripollès, is a mountain region, located in the Pyrenees of Girona,…

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Parc d’Aventura Anigami

L’Esquirol (a 17.7 Km)

The Anigami Adventure Park at Mas Les Comes de l'Esquirol is a…

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Where to eat

Bar restaurant Casino de Tortellà

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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Restaurant el Pont 9

Camprodon (a 17.6 Km)

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

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Braseria Les Comes

L’Esquirol (a 17.7 Km)

Located in the Anigami Adventure Park facilities, they offer menus of salads…

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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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La Santa Restaurant

Ribes de Freser (a 29.8 Km)

Our fires cook KM0 food obtained from the earth using traditional methods.…

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Where to sleep

Apartaments Entre Volcans

Olot

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

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Hostal Sant Bernat

Olot

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

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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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Camping la Fageda

Olot (a 3.6 Km)

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

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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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Hotel Rural & SPA Mas Prat

La Vall de Bianya (a 6.1 Km)

Charming rural accommodation situated in the middle of nature, surrounded by forest…

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Mas el Carrer

Santa Pau (a 9.9 Km)

Mas El Carrer is a 16th century farmhouse located in the center…

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Can Banal Natural Càmping

Montagut i Oix (a 10.3 Km)

Can Banal is both a campsite and a hostel and also a…

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Events

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