2020-09-06

Chapel Inside The Santa Margarida Volcano

The volcano Santa Margarida located in the Spanish region of Garrotxa, in Catalonia Volcanic Park, last boiled and raged 11,500 years ago which poured out millions of tons of magma that accumulated on the hill which is part of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone National Park, which is the largest volcanic formation in the Iberian Peninsula. Today, it is covered with holm oaks and is 682 meters high. Inside its crater, about two kilometres it is covered with grass and bushes. A solitary Romanesque church is stand in the middle of this crater.
Chapel Inside The Santa Margarida Volcano




The small church, which gives the volcano its name, was destroyed during the 1428 Catalan earthquake, while the current building dates from 1865. Inside the church, with a single nave and ashlars, the image of Santa Margarida de la Cot, a replica of the original from the 6th century and found in the Diocesan Museum of Girona. [Photo Source]

Chapel Inside The Santa Margarida Volcano
Santa Margarida volcano, La Garrotxa volcanic zone natural park
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In the eastern Pyrenees, within the Garrotxa region in the Catalan province of Girona, you will find the best example of volcanic landscape on the Peninsula, a Natural Park with 40 cones and 10 craters. One of the most visited and undoubtedly most amazing points of the Natural Park is the Santa Margarida volcano, in the municipality of Santa Pau (Olot). 

Church was built in the center of the crater, Santa Margarida
Santa Margarida volcano, La Garrotxa volcanic zone natural park
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Church was built in the center of the crater, Santa Margarida


Church was built in the center of the crater, Santa Margarida
Santa Margarita Spain, Pau Spain
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Crater Of  Santa Margarida, La Garrotxa, Girona, Spain


Aerial view of the Santa Margarita Volcano
Aerial view of the Santa Margarita Volcano
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Crater Of  Santa Margarida, La Garrotxa, Girona, Spain
Santa Margarita Spain, Pau Spain
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The center of the plain formed by the crater is the Church of Santa Margarita, of Romanesque origin

Crater Of  Santa Margarida, La Garrotxa, Girona, Spain
La Garrotxa, Garrotxa volcanic zone
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Church stand in the middle of the volcanic crater


Crater Of  Santa Margarida, La Garrotxa, Girona, Spain
Garrotxa volcanic zone natural park, Garrotxa volcanic zone
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Crater Of  Santa Margarida, La Garrotxa, Girona, Spain
Garrotxa volcanic zone natural park, Garrotxa volcanic zone
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Chapel Inside The Santa Margarida Volcano
Santa margarida volcano, La Garrotxa volcanic zone natural park
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Chapel Inside The Santa Margarida Volcano
Santa margarida volcano, La garrotxa volcanic zone natural park
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