Sant Feliu de Pallerols – Catalonia (Spain)
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
Inside Hostoles Valley (la Garrotxa) we find Sant Feliu de Pallerols (1), a muncipality that forms part of the Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of la Garrotxa and of the Collsacabra Space of Natural Interest (2). Its economy is based on non-irrigated agriculture, livestock, cured meat and chocolate production, but residential tourism also plays an important role in the economic cogs of the municipality (3).
(1) Wikipedia entry for Sant Feliu de Pallerols
(2) Demographic and economic data (IDESCAT)
(3) Tourism in Sant Feliu de Pallerols
WHAT TO DO
Characterised by its heritage and a variety of landscapes formed by mountains, volcanoes and fountains that spring up from the river Brugent, Sant Feliu is a village of artistic tradition and of strolling players: its inhabitants are known as “els pescallunes” (the moon fishermen).
URBAN CENTRE AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
To stroll round the historic centre and the surrounding area is a singular experience: the volcano of Sant Marc (20 minutes from the centre), medieval villages, the Molí Gros, the modernist building can Casas… also with access to the green cycle route connecting Olot and Girona.
Considered an open air museum due to the wealth of nature n offer, Hostoles Valley receives nourishment from fountains, cascades, natural wells… a visit to the Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of la Garrotxa is a must for those make nature a way of life.
The most genuine and typical flavours of the area come together in a form that can only be found in Sant Feliu de Pallerols with the gastronomy offered by the network of sanctuary hostelries, fusing together tradition and modernity and basing themselves on local ingredients to prepare sauces, minces and sautés, as well as fish, meat and typical sweets of the area.
TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND LINKS OF INTEREST
Citizen’s Advice: 972 444 011
Sant Feliu de Pallerols Town Hall