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Montsacopa Volcano

Montsacopa Volcano has a round crater, the result of a small Strombolian eruption around 100,000 years ago and it is in alignment the Garrinada and Montolivet Volcanoes. An officially recognised nature reserve, the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park lies within the city’s urban centre. The St. Francis church and the two watchtowers surrounding the crater add to the natural and striking beauty of Montsacopa Volcano. Its exceptional location and simplicity have transformed this volcano into a magnificent viewpoint of the city and the nearby peaks of the Pyrenees Mountains. Access: From Parc Nou follow the signposted trail No. 17, a 5-km walk through the city which leads to the crater in approximately 45 minutes. The volcano can also be reached from Olot Cemetery car park, along the same trail No. 17, covering a distance of 400 m (25 minutes), or from the Tourist Office (45 min). www.turismeolot.com

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