Santa Pau

Guide to the Municipalities

Santa Pau occupies the richest and most varied area of the region as regards volcanic phenomena and a third of the total extension of the Nature Park of the Volcanic Area of la Garrotxa. Within its boundaries are the area's most important ancient craters, such as the Martinyà, Croscat and Santa Margarida mountains.

Also belonging to this municipality is fageda d'en Jordà, a landscape full of large beech forests that extend to the foothills of mount Jordà. The thousands of colours and hues of the beech forest are worth contemplating at any time of the year.

Right in the middle of the volcanic area emerges the village of Santa Pau, which preserves its Medieval quarter presided by a castle, considered a Historic-Artistic Ensemble.



The essentials

- Explore the town of Santa Pau on foot.
- Explore fageda d’en Jordà.
- Walk up to the volcano of Santa Margarida.
- Follow the route from Santa Pau to Sant Julià del Mont.
- Attend the Fira del Fesol.


Suggestions

  • Region: Garrotxa
  • Province: Girona
  • Location: Can Blanc, Can Font, Can Jofre, Can Potxa, Can Xel, Sallent, el, Arcs, els, Fages, les, Pujolars, Sant Martí, Sant Miquel Sacot, Santa Llúcia, Santa Pau
  • Size: 49
  • Inhabitants: 1565
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Economic activity

The mountainous part is covered by forests of beech, oak and holm oak trees. Dry farming is practised in the flattest areas, on volcanic terrain: buckwheat, wheat, maize, fodder, potatoes and beans. There are also cattle and pig raising, and poultry farming. There are small industries related to sausages, textiles (knitwear) and wood products (sawmills and furniture). The services sector, associated with tourism, is very important.

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