Sur­round­ings

Mas Mol­era is located in the Begudà vol­canic area, within the Gar­rotxa Nat­ural Park, and is sur­rounded by very old oak trees and elms, fields and meadows.

Begudà has got a notable his­tor­i­cal her­itage, still appre­ci­ated in the 12th cen­tury Romanic Santa Eulalia church, its sur­round­ing manor houses and a nearby pointed-​arch bridge.

SANT JOAN LES FONTS

Església romànica de Santa Eulàlia de Begudà © Ajuntament de Sant Joan les Fonts

Our cul­tural sug­ges­tions:

ESTADA JUVINYÀ MEDIEVAL HOUSE- 3 km from Mas Molera

The medieval for­ti­fied manor house belonged to the Juvinyà dynasty of knights and today hosts the Ter­ri­to­r­ial Inter­pre­ta­tive Cen­ter. In 1972 it was listed as Mon­u­ment of National Interest.

From the main wall, you can well observe the two sec­tions con­sti­tut­ing the build­ing: the 12th cen­tury tower and the rest of the house dated from the 14th cen­tury. A water chan­nel is sur­round­ing the tower, which back in the 13th cen­tury was used to power the machin­ery of the flourmill.

Castell de Juvinyà © Ajuntament de Sant Joan les Fonts

A pedes­trian itin­er­ary:

TRES-​COLADES ROUTEBASALT CLIFF IN SANT JOAN LES FONTS 3 km from Mas Molera

The walk goes along an inter­est­ing area of basalt cliffs formed as the result of the cool­ing of streams of lava com­ing from dif­fer­ent vol­ca­noes. There are also river­side forests with species of high botan­i­cal value and some stand­ing exam­ples of 19th cen­tury indus­trial archi­tec­ture by the riverbank.

MOLÍ FONDO3 km from Mas Molera

Here you can see three solid­i­fied streams of lava. The old­est one com­ing from the vol­ca­noes of Batet and is 600.000 years old. The sec­ond one, that forms the basalt mosaic, has an unknow ori­gin and was formed 150.000 years ago, and the youngest one (comes from the Gar­ri­nada vol­cano and is about 120.000 years old.

EL BOSCARRÓ

El Boscarró is a for­mer basalt quarry that stopped its works at the begin­ning of the 20th cen­tury. Basalt results from cool­ing of streams of lava and is a hard, iso­lat­ing and corrosion-​resistant stone that has been exten­sively used for paving stones. Dur­ing the cool­ing process of lava, basalt takes dif­fer­ent shapes, like prism and lens. Long cen­turies of ero­sion have uncov­ered the cliffs of Font­freda now turned into a resort area. Beyond this point, the itin­er­ary goes across the river along a stone pas­sage and runs some meters by the left bank to go back, later, to the right bank.
Access: The itin­er­ary starts at the Plaça Major of Sant Joan les Fonts. El Molí Fondo and El Boscarró are 800 m (20 min­utes) away, the whole itin­er­ary is 5.5 km (1 hour and 50 minutes).

Ruta de les Tres Colades © Ajuntament de Sant Joan les Fonts

Con­tact infor­ma­tion

Address: Mas Mol­era, Barri Mol­era, Begudà (17857 Sant Joan les Fonts)

Tele­phone: +34 661 91 94 47

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