International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Analysis of Tourist Visits to the Historic Centre of Santa Pau as Part of Visits to The Garrotxa Volcanic Zone (Girona, Spain)
Gabriel Alcalde

The town of Santa Pau is located in the heart of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone (NE Iberian Peninsula) and includes some of the main attractions of the area, as the volcano Santa Margarita or Fageda d'en Jorda. It is also a population with an interesting medieval old town, which highlight the box and the arcaded square. A survey of visitors to this population has yielded a clear picture of the characteristics and forms of access to the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone. We analyzed the characteristics of people taking the tour, as well as the journeys that others remain in the volcanic flows and flows that are experienced in different seasons. We also examined the various activities during the stay in the volcanic zone.

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