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The river Galligants and the Mountain of O

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09/05/2015
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Introduction

This route runs through forest, river, and agricultural landscapes, allowing you to discover three different environments and enjoy the natural surroundings just a stone’s throw from the historic city centre of Girona.

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  • Typology
    Anti-clockwise circular
  • Difficulty
    For families
  • Duration
    1 hour 25 minutes
  • Slope
    117.00 meters
  • Distance
    3.70 km
  • Theme
    Architecture and environment
    Landscaping
  • Activity
    By foot
    By bike
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Description

Starting from the monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, the route first goes along the Archaeological Walk until reaching Torre Gironella district. It continues past the fourteen shrines on Camí de les Creus (Way of the Crosses), and goes on to Calvari hermitage set in a landscape of olive groves. From the Calvari redoubt (in ruins), there is an impressive panoramic view of Sant Daniel valley, after which the route descends the Mountain of O along a track through the woods until it reaches the River Galligants. From there, it leads back to the starting point through a peaceful, leafy riverside area known for its historical connotations and its many natural springs.

Tips

TRAÇAT

  • Una primera part de pujada fins la Muntanya de la O, per desprès tornar cara avall pel costat del Galligants.
  • Hi ha dos punts on cal que us desvieu una mica  (5 min) per arribar: El Mirador de la Muntanya de la O, val la pena. 

 

AIGUA

  • Porteu aigua. La font de les Cucurulles no sabem si raja sempre. 

 

PRECAUCIONS

  • La baixada de la muntanya de la O fins el Galligants és forta i pot relliscar. 

 

METEO

  • La primera part del itinerari està molt exposada al sol. 

 

MATERIAL 

  • Protecció solar els dies d’estiu.  Gorra, crema i ulleres. 
  • Si la feu en BTT el casc és obligatori.

 

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Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants

Point of interest
Architecture
09/05/2015

The route begins at the monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, one of the most noteworthy examples of Catalan Romanesque architecture. The monastery was first documented in the year 988, and is

Gironella tower

Point of interest
Architecture
09/05/2015

Gironella Tower is a mediaeval defence work in the city walls, which was partially destroyed in 1814 during the retreat of the French troops. It stands on the same site as a former tower dating from

Les Creus way

Point of interest
Environment
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This pretty path surrounded by olive groves has fourteen shrines depicting the Stations of the Cross.

Water mine

Point of interest
Environment
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On Camí de les Creus (Way of the Crosses), there is a 16th-century “water mine”  consisting of a stone gallery and a tunnel dug into the rock, formerly used to bring water from Calvari Hill to

Calvari hermitage

Point of interest
Architecture
09/05/2015

At the end of Camí de les Creus (Way of the Crosses), the Calvari hermitage is a place of religious tradition located in a peaceful spot away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The Mountain of O

Point of interest
Landscapes
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The Mountain of O (175m) is the site of the former Calvari redoubt, built in 1675 to defend Girona city from attack by the French troops. The building is listed as a site of historic, scenic and

Cucurulles fountain

Point of interest
Environment
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Descending the Mountain of O, you go past the Curculles (Sea Shells) fountain. The name comes from the shell decorations found on the doorframe and the inside walls.

Les Sardanes square

Point of interest
Others
09/05/2015

Before taking the path back towards the city centre, you can make a small detour to Les Sardanes square, located at the point where the River Galligants meets Sant Miquel Stream. The square is

The river Galligants

Point of interest
Geology
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Continue along the banks of the River Galligants, one of the four rivers of Girona city. The Galligants is made up of the confluence of El Polvorí, Can Llinàs, Sant Miquel and other streams from the

Monastery of Sant Daniel

Point of interest
Architecture
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The 11th-century monastery of Sant Daniel, founded by Countess Ermessenda, has housed Benedictine nuns for over one thousand years. The Romanesque church and cloister are the main architectural

El Bisbe bridge and fountain

Point of interest
Environment
09/05/2015

Cross the river by El Bisbe bridge, the only remaining mediaeval bridge in Girona city. At the foot of the bridge is El Bisbe fountain, with water flowing from a metal spout emerging from the head of

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