Monestir de Sant Joan les Fonts

Monastery in Parc Natural de la Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa

Dating to the 12th century, this broad Romanesque riverside monastery is squirrelled away at the northern end of Sant Joan les Fonts, 6km northeast of Olot. Note the distinctive bulge, stone bell tower and pink-tinged local stone.

While opening hours to this imposing building are limited, it's a pleasant stop between Olot and the dramatic cliffs of Castellfollit de la Roca.