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Olot

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Olot is the capital city of the comarca of Garrotxa, in the Province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. The city is known for its natural landscape, including four volcanoes scattered around the city center. The municipality is part of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park. Olot is also well-known for its cultural activity, with historical art movements like Olot school or imaginary schools, which contributed to the location in the city of the main Design and Arts & Crafts school of the province of Girona, the Escola d'Art i Superior de Disseny d'Olot.EtymologyThe etymology of Olot is not clear and there are several hypotheses. According to the Crònica Universal de Catalunya, Olot was founded by Ulo, former king of the dynasty of Atlanteans, (then called Siculus), with the name of Ulot. Another theory, more widespread, is that the name comes from ala (wing in Catalan), because the city has been documented with the names Aulot and Alot. For this reason, the coat of arms of Olot has a wing in reference to the name of the city.SituationThe municipality 29,12 km2 and includes the city of Olot and the town of Batet de la Serra (annexed in 1971). The term is located at 443.4 meters above sea level and is approximately 50 km from Girona, the capital of the province of the same name. It is bordered by Sant Joan les Fonts (north east), Santa Pau (south east), Les Preses (south west), Riudaura (west) and La Vall de Bianya (north west).
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Wildlife Area
La Fageda d'en Jorda
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Wildlife Area
La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park
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Duration: 4 hours
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Volcano
Volcan de Montsacopa
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Volcan Croscat
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Art Museum
Dali Theatre-Museum Figueres
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Bridge of Besalu Besalu
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Religious Site
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey Montserrat
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Olot

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Art Museum
Museu de la Garrotxa
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Children’s Museum
Museu dels Sants
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Can Trincheria
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Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Olot

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Specialty Museum
Museu dels Volcans
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Duration: 30 minutes

Childrens Museums in Olot

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Science Museum
Volcano Museum
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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