Can Castell's surroundings

Can Castell’s natural surroundings caters for all tastes. The enclave of Castellfollit de la Roca, in the heart of la Garrotxa, has everything close by: from natural areas, such as the Alta Garrotxa and the La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, to the nearby Vall de Camprodon, Alt Empordà and Pla de l’Estany. What is more, it also offers access to heritage sites and places of cultural interest (apart from Castellfollit itself!): it is close to Olot, Banyoles or Figueres, for example.

Castellfollit de la Roca has many hidden gems to delight visitors: museums, churches, neighbourhoods of the old town... From Can Castell you can walk to all the places of interest in Castellfollit.

The natural environment around Castellfollit de la Roca is one of its greatest attractions, as it is located in the heart of two areas of great natural interest; the Alta Garrotxa and the La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park.

It is easy to find places of cultural interest not far from Castellfollit de la Roca, as it is conveniently located near important cities such as Olot or Figueres.

Castellfollit de la Roca

Castellfollit de la Roca is a unique town, on a basalt rock cliff (50 metres high and 1 km long), between the Fluvià and Toronell rivers, which have shaped this outstanding natural environment through centuries of erosion. Surrounded by La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park and the Alta Garrotxa, it is perfect for a whole range of excursions to discover the fascinating views, rural environment and natural surroundings! Castelfollit de la Roca is, therefore, one of the towns that is most visited by tourists, photographed and painted in the Girona region, and in Catalonia as a whole, due to its natural beauty.

The old town of Castellfollit de la Roca, with its narrow streets and frescoes made of rock, has medieval origins. . At the end of the town, along with the church of San Salvador, there is a lookout point with spectacular views that captivate visitors: the highest point of the rock slope of Castellfollit, and open to the elements.

 

 

In the past, Castellfollit de la Roca was obviously of strategic interest: in the centre of La Garrotxa, near Olot, high on the rock and with the old castle from the 11th century, it was a rocky bastion overlooking the valleys of the Fluvià and the Toronell with their long history of battles. Centuries on, there is little left of the castle, just some rock walls that form part of Can Castell, and the name of the town itself: Castellfollit de la Roca.

The town has many hidden gems to delight visitors: museums, churches, neighbourhoods of the old town... From Can Castell you can walk to all the places of interest in Castellfollit.

Nature

Castellfollit de la Roca is an enclave between two areas of outstanding natural interest: the Alta Garrotxa and the La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park. Needless to say, the opportunities to discover nature, both to the north and to the south are endless!

Culture

It is easy to find places of cultural interest not far from Castellfollit de la Roca, as it is conveniently located near important cities such as Olot or Figueres.

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