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Olot, tourist guide


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Power point presentation of Olot city. It aims to be a short tourist guide through a route shown on a map, following the most interesting spots in the city and providing a brief explanation of each of them.

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Olot, tourist guide

  1. 1. THE OLD CITY AND ITS ENVIRONMENTOlot is the capital of Garrotxa region in the province of Girona,•Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on a plain of the high basin of Fluviàriver, which crosses the city from one side to the other. The city issituated in the Olot Volcanic Field (an area with many inactivevolcanoes), lying within the protected area of the Natural Park of theVolcanic Area of the Garrotxa. The urban area includes three volcaniccraters: Montolivet, Montsacopa and Garrinada. The Natural Parkcovers an area of 119 Km² and it includes the famous beech forest ofLa Fageda den Jordà.
  2. 2. n Theatre (with more than a hundred years) and the bullring ( it’s one of the oldest in the country) There a
  3. 3. It’s called Reading and represents education. It consists of two boys and a girl w
  4. 4. The church (1750-1763) in thevery centre of the city is a widebuilding of neoclassical style withbaroquefront and stairs. Insidethere is a baroque altarpiece(17thC.), by Pau Costa, and a hugecanvas by El Greco, Cristo conla cruz a cuestas -Christ with theCross, (1605).The profile of the church and itsbell are emblematic elements ofOlot.
  5. 5. ts in the city centre, where most commercial activity is developed. We can find ces church.
  6. 6. ple made bigger copies of it until the sculpture became a representative image of Olot. It Is one o
  7. 7. othic and late Renaissance style. It is formed by eight side chapels with shields. Carmelite clo
  8. 8. e public on 30th May 1943 as a municipal Olot Park. Currently, New Park, has about four hectares, and is h
  9. 9. sitors can witness in situ the details of this production. This activity has over a hundred years of
  10. 10. Wonderful spots, declaredArtistic Natural Park in 1945.One of the most peacefulplaces. The Moixina’s fountainis Romanesque and it’s made ofvolcanic stones with a shield anda lot of water streams,surrounded by a big group ofoaks. A delightful landscape ofswamps and wet vegetationwhich has inspired thousands ofartists.
  11. 11. October 1936, the most horrible event of the Civil War in Olot. The cross was made in the scene of the eve It’s called the Triaibecause in the past, during the month of May, young people from all the region came to Olot to look for a boyfriend-girlfriend, so the name of Triai, means “promise”. A party started and a lot of young people started a relation which was the cause of a lot of marriages.
  12. 12. 11. FAGEDA D’EN JORDÀFageda d’en Jordá, of mysteriousappearance, is an exceptionalbeechwood because it grows at anelevation of just 500m and islocated above the lava flow of theCroscat Volcano. The relief of theland is characteristically waving,with short elevations (hillocks).Nowadays it is one of the twenty-five natural reserves of the NaturalPark of the Volcanic Area of LaGarrotxa. Building and hunting isbanned. La Fageda is a kind ofcaducifolic forest, and it presents adifferent look according to theseason.
  13. 13. ll (Barcelona 1860-1911). He was a journalist and poems writer. His death in 1911 set the end of a literature
  14. 14. nd. Its eruption opened a wide circular crater, with 350 m of diameter, 70 m deep and 80 m hig
  15. 15. 7000 years ago, and the second one was 11500 years ago. It is an strombolian volcanoey joined making a cone 160m high. The crater with a horseshoe shape is 600m long and 350m
  16. 16. foot, but it is worth climbing for the 360º view. In the crater, the church of Sant Francesc was bu
  17. 17. r Fluvià, with a row of centenary plane trees on both sides. At one end there is Saint Roc bridge, Saint Roc chapel, built in 1594.
  18. 18. egend says that she was found by an ox, and Tura’s intervention. The first building was from the centuries it was restored and widened. Then, in 1936 the church was burnt, the bell tower destr sent it is restored.