Places of interest in Spain – Olot

This volcanic field surrounded by 38 volcanic mountains is located in the Catalonia province of Spain. The city has a rich cultural heritage dating to the renaissance era. It is said that in the year 1474 the city was completely destroyed due to volcanic eruptions. Thereafter these volcanoes have become dormant. However, the Government of Catalonia recognizing the importance of these volcanic mountains and its surrounding area as protected area has declared it as a national park.
This covers an area of about 119 sq. kms. Adjoining this area is the beach forest called the La Fageda d’en Jorda. In the 18th century, the city became a hub of textile and other industries. The Christian Art Workshop is the leading supplier of stationery for the churches. This volcanic city has many places of attraction.
Church Esglesia de Sant Esteve:
This church is believed to have been built in the 10th century. The church was renovated and the most beautiful altar piece was added. This is a very impressive work of architecture and an important place of worship for the locals and for every tourist visiting Olot.  
Museu Comarcial de la Garrotxa museum:
This museum has collection of works of sculpture produced by the great artists Casas Clara and Blay. The museum is also famous for the beautiful landscape. Apart from this, the museum also has several painting works from some of the most renowned artists of Spain. This is yet another place which no tourist should miss.
Garrotaxa Volcanic Reserve:
This is considered to be the largest volcano covering an area of about 30000 acres. The immaculately beautiful beech wood presents a ‘carpet of leaves’ during the autumn season. The leaves on the trees present stunningly beautiful scenery. In fact this is one of the places which receive highest number of tourists every year. The reserve has all the avenues required for a tourist. This is yet another reason why this reserve has become so popular amongst tourists.
Neighboring places:
The 57 kms distance from Olot to Girona is full of many places of interest. These two places are connected by road and railway as well. There are many castles and churches along this route. These monuments are of historical importance also. The Hostoles castle, Garrotxa Volcanic are some of the places of interest which the tourist would come across on this route.
Board and lodge:
Olot has many apartments, villas and hotels which offer a luxurious stay at the most economical rate. There are enough restaurants which serve the most delicious recipes to the tourist.

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