Natural and Historic environment

The Romanesque of Maià de Montcal and Beuda

Maià de Montcal and Beuda are two examples of the valuable cultural heritage of La Garrotxa. The hermitages that are part of La Garrotxa’s Romanesque legacy were built between the 9th and 12th centuries, and were meeting places for the locals as well as pilgrimage centres.

Some of the stops on the route are: Sant Pere de Lligordà, Santa Maria de Palera, the Holy Sepulcher of Palera, Sant Feliu de Beuda, Santa Maria de Segueró, Sant Vicenç de Maià de Montcal, Santa Magdalena de Jonqueres and Sant Martí at Dosquers.

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The Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa

This area is the best exponent of the volcanic landscape in the Iberian Peninsula. It has forty volcanic cones and more than 20 basalt lava flows.

The geographical characteristics, the soil and the climate provide great vegetation variety with Holm oaks, oak groves and beech tree forests of exceptional landscape value.

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Natural Area of L’Alta Garrotxa

To the North of the Fluvià river, between La Garrotxa, El Ripollès and L’Alt Empordà lies L’ Alta Garrotxa, a natural space that extends to a considerable  32,864.57 hectares and presents great orography complexity.

Its landscape is predominated by deep valleys, surrounded by rocky cliffs and stone walls, Holm oaks and oak groves and distinct species of flora and fauna of great interest. This location also has an important wealth of cultural heritage: farmhouses, villages, hermitages, charcoal piles etc. which remind us of the importance of traditional, agricultural and livestock activities that the area had in the past.

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