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The Plaça Major of Olot

Olot is the capital of the comarca of Garrotxa, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1401 KB) Object: Paça Major at Olot Author: Wamito Upload: 22. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1401 KB) Object: Paça Major at Olot Author: Wamito Upload: 22. ... This is a list of the comarques (singular comarca) of Catalonia. ... Garrotxa is a comarca (county) in Catalonia. ... Houses on the Onyar river in Girona Girona (Catalan: Girona, Spanish: Gerona, French: Gérone) is a city located in the northeast of Catalonia, at the confluence of the rivers Ter and Onyar. ... Anthem: Els Segadors Capital Barcelona Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish; In Aran Valley, also Aranese Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 6th  32,114 km²  6. ...


With a population of 27 482 (1996), Olot is 443 metres above sealevel, in an area with many extinct volcanoes, lying within the protected area of the Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of the Garrotxa. The urban area includes two volcanic craters.


The exceptional value of this area was recognised by the Parliament of Catalonia in 1982, when the Law of Protection conserving this important volcanic landscape as well as the plant species of the area which lend the region its unique beauty, was passed unanimously. The Natural Park covers an area of 119 square kilometres, of which 9 square kilometres belong to the twenty-five nature reserves which protect the best preserved volcanic cones, as well as the famous beech forest of La Fageda d'en Jordà. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


The city of Olot has a rich cultural heritage. There are several fine examples of Modernist architecture and the "Claustres del Carme", the Carmelite Cloisters, which date back to the Renaissance. This article focuses on the cultural movement labeled modernism or the modern movement. See also: Modernism (Roman Catholicism) or Modernist Christianity; Modernismo for specific art movement(s) in Spain and Catalonia. ...


With regard to painting and sculpture, the importance of the "Olot School" should not be left out. This artistic movement is well represented in the Museu Comarcal de la Garrotxa (the regional museum). Painting, sculpture and ceramics being the key elements in the art of Olot, not to mention the tradition of the Nativity Scenes or "pessebres" and the world famous sculptures of saints.


The composer Antonio Soler was born in Olot in 1729. Antonio Francisco Javier José Soler Ramos (baptised December 3, 1729 - December 20, 1783) was a Spanish composer. ... Events July 30 - Baltimore, Maryland is founded. ...



edit Municipalities of Garrotxa Flag of Catalonia

Argelaguer | Besalú | Beuda | Castellfollit de la Roca | Maià de Montcal | Mieres | Montagut i Oix | Olot | Les Planes d'Hostoles | Les Preses | Riudaura | Sales de Llierca | Sant Aniol de Finestres | Sant Feliu de Pallerols | Sant Ferriol | Sant Jaume de Llierca | Sant Joan les Fonts | Santa Pau | Tortellà | La Vall d'en Bas | La Vall de Bianya Garrotxa is a comarca (county) in Catalonia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Catalonia. ... Besalú is a medieval town in the Catalan comarca of Garrotxa, in Catalonia. ...

Coordinates: 42°11′N 2°29′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Olot - Costa Brava Wiki (258 words)
This is Olot, the city of the volcanoes.
Olot and the city limits lie within the protected area of the Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of the Garrotxa.
Painting, sculpture and ceramics being the key elements in the art of Olot, not to mention the tradition of the Nativity Scenes or "pessebres" and the world famous sculptures of saints.
El CIT d'OLOT a Internet (240 words)
The Centre for Tourist Inititiatives of Olot was founded in 1964.
The CIT promotes and organizes activities that should allow Olot and the county of La Garrotxa to become a magnet for visitors to and from Catalonia.
CIT is managed with a view to promoting those activities that will provide decisive support to sectors linked to business, tourism and culture in the county.
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