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Culture

Postcard landscape in La Garrotxa

25 Jul

The name ‘Garrotxa’ comes from old Catalan, meaning “hard and difficult land”. It refers to an abrupt and mountainous terrain, with beautiful landscapes like the one found in the volcanic area in Olot. Read more

Gastronomy

One day at the farm

25 Jul

Cows, pigs, lambs, poultry, rabbits, poultry, vegetable gardens, eggs, milk ... wanting to know the origin of what we eat, is what attracts more and more people to the farm. Read more

Nature

The intangible heritage in the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa

25 Jul

Catalonia is a territory with an exceptional natural heritage and biodiversity. Natural areas of special protection are a key element of this heritage treasure. Natural heritage includes historical, cultural and social values that are closely linked to people. Recognizing this emotional bond with nature and involving society in its conservation and valorisation should be an essential challenge in the management of a natural area. Read more

Nature

Walk while savouring the territory along the Itinerànnia network of trails

25 Jul

Itinerànnia is a network of 2,500 km paths between the regions of El Ripollès, La Garrotxa and l’Alt Empordà. Itinerànnia retrieves the old communication channels between villages to reach any corner, in any small area, and offers the opportunity to walk from the Pyrenees to the sea and vice-versa. Read more

Culture

2018, Year of Cultural Tourism in Catalonia and also in La Garrotxa

25 Jul

La Garrotxa participates actively on the Year of Cultural Heritage, an initiative of Council of Europe with the aim of giving value to the Continent’s heritage and artistic inheritance. Read more

Events

La Garrotxa, a tourism destination for everyone

25 Jul

One of the main challenges of all tourist destinations is that everyone should be able to enjoy it. No matter what age or accessibility problems one has, we are firstly citizens before tourists, and therefore must be able to move freely and autonomously. This objective is not simple, it requires individual efforts of all stakeholders. Read more

Events

La Garrotxa, 20 years of Sustainable Tourism

02 Nov

At the beginning of the 20th century, La Garrotxa was a valued destination for Barcelona holidaymakers, attracted by the ideal of the romantic landscape painted by the artists of the Olot School of Landscape. Read more

Gastronomy

Volcanic Cuisine, a footprint of local gastronomy

02 Nov

The Volcanic Cuisine entity was born in September of 1994, during the 2nd Catalan Congress of Cuisine. It had a clear objective which was to offer dishes of autochthonous endemic, and local products. Read more

Nature

The orchids of la Garrotxa

02 Nov

La Garrotxa is an upland region with a great diversity of habitats. Although its climate is essentially Mediterranean, the proximity of the sea to the east and the Pyrenees to the north ensures that much of the region has a unique microclimate with central European or Atlantic tendencies. Read more

Nature

Two Garrotxa Travel Agencies Are First in Spain to Earn Certification under European Charter for Sustainable Tourism

02 Nov

Travel agencies Trescàlia SC and Nit i Vol SLU are certified by the Europarc Federation under the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism. Read more

Nature

Alta Garrotxa, a rugged land for the intrepid explorer. Where Nature hides itself.

02 Nov

The present day 'Espai d’Interès Natural de l’Alta Garrotxa', or Alta Garrotxa Area of Natural Interest, with its nearly 33,000 hectares of land, is listed as one of the largest protected territories in the province of Girona. Read more

Culture

The Universe of Shared Creativity: Origin and Freedom

02 Nov

The professional activity carried out by RCR Arquitectes already nearly 30 years has been and is the subject of a growing national and international valuation. This year they have been recognized with the Pritzker Prize 2017 for a path that represents the value of the local in a global context. Read more

Events

Catalonia bets on sustainable tourism

02 Nov

Tourism plays an important role in Catalunya. It represents 11% of its GDP, calculated by taking into account the wider impact it has caused, because the tourism industry is a sector that implies and influences many other services. Read more