Barcelona Field Studies Centre

Volcanic Landforms

Location Themes Details
Garrotxa Volcanic Natural Park
Travel time: 1¾ hours
Aerial view of Garrotxa Volcanic park
Aerial view of Garrotxa
Garrotxa volcano
Garrotxa volcano

A field investigation into the type of volcanic activity in the Garrotxa region and its impact upon the landscape.

Objectives include the study of the stages of the volcanic eruptions, the anatomy of the volcano and the nature of the volcanic rocks.

Landforms studied include volcanic craters, pyroclastic deposits, lava flows and tossols or blisters.

A walk through the volcanic landscape to the medieval village of Santa Pau forms one of the highlights of the day.

Garrotxa Volcanic Park

This fieldwork study is supported with secondary data and takes a full day.