Sant Joan les Fonts

Province: Girona
Shire: Garrotxa
Inhabitants: 2831
Extension: 31,9 Km2
Altitude: 342 m

Sant Joan les Fonts is the county town of the Garrotxa formed by three towns: from Cane, Begudà and Sant Joan les Fonts, which gives name to the village.

In this county the past and present coexist in harmony. We found great examples of medieval architecture within an interesting natural environment including, for the most part, within the Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of the Garrotxa and a smaller part within the Area of Natural Interest Alta Garrotxa.

The most abundant architectural remains are the medieval era, such as the medieval bridge, strong Juvinyà house, the old Romanesque monastery church, the group formed the church and castle of Mont-Ros, the church of Santa Eulalia and Bridge to Begudà Cosse. Notwithstanding the lava become an area of great geological interest that can not miss.

There are routes to enjoy the surroundings within the municipality. Here are three suggestions:

  • The route of the 3 lava flows: the route passes through an interesting area of basalt cliffs, and the cliffs Boscarró Fontfreda, and waterfall of Moli Fund resulting from the cooling of lava emitted by different volcanoes. Is pedestrian route # 16 of the Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of the Garrotxa, is signposted and is located in the riverside forest with species of great botanical and interesting examples of industrial architecture riverside setting. The route has two options, the short, which lasts 20 minutes, and eventually having a tour of 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • The medieval route formed by the Medieval Castle Juvinyà Estancia is a strong house of the XII-XIV centuries family residence Juvinyà gentlemen, declared of national interest since 1972. Located in the village of Sant Joan les Fonts, right next to the river Fluvia in the region of the Garrotxa , and inside you can see the 1st Interpretation Centre Garrotxa Territory. Thick walls, embrasures and benches are some of the remains can be visited at inside a fully restored castle and proper to carry out all kinds of activities. There is also the medieval bridge, it is the first reference of the thirteenth century, although that remains is a reconstruction of XV, largely built with volcanic rock. The last element is the Romanesque monastery church is all that remains of the Benedictine monastic complex of the XII century. The building was declared of national interest in 1981. Inside you can see the baptismal immersion (SXII), great capitals replica of Christ in Majesty, etc..
  • The route of the sources and Verlet: roads that go through step recovered sources and wetlands The route is included in the network of trails Itinerànnia.. The trail pass through an area of ??wetlands that once became a space for leisure of the local population, especially in summer season. It include scenic beauty, proximity to rural and accompanying water almost all the way through the many sources of water that we will find and canals and ditches recovered.

City of Sant Joan les Fonts

Where to sleep

Mas Molera

Sant Joan les Fonts (a 1.8 Km)

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

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Hostal la Vila

Olot (a 4 Km)

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Apartaments Entre Volcans

Olot (a 3.6 Km)

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Hostal Sant Bernat

Olot (a 3.4 Km)

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

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Hotel Rural & SPA Mas Prat

La Vall de Bianya (a 2.9 Km)

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Can Banal Natural Càmping

Montagut i Oix (a 6.6 Km)

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Camping la Fageda

Olot (a 6.3 Km)

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Guitart Rural

La Vall de Bianya (a 5.7 Km)

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Where to eat

Bar restaurant Casino de Tortellà

Tortellà (a 9.8 Km)

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Restaurant Mític

Camprodon (a 14.2 Km)

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Restaurant el Pont 9

Camprodon (a 20.1 Km)

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Braseria Les Comes

L’Esquirol (a 21.7 Km)

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La Quadra Restaurant Hotel

Maçanet de Cabrenys (a 27.1 Km)

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What to do

Viles Florides

(a 4 Km)

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Centre Logístic de Bicicletes

Olot (a 5.1 Km)

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Rucs i Someres

Les Preses (a 6.9 Km)

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Vol de Coloms

(a 6.7 Km)

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La Fageda

Santa Pau (a 8.4 Km)

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Granja de cavalls i ponis, eQuillet

La Vall d'en Bas (a 10.3 Km)

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Ripollès Turisme

Campdevànol (a 13.3 Km)

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Pessebre Vivent de Joanetes

La Vall d'en Bas (a 12.7 Km)

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