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Les coves del Parc

This georoute enters into de depths of the Park through the extraordinary caves in the region.

The Saltpeter caves, having galleries with plenty of elements of great beauty and history, have been formed in the conglomerates of the Montserrat mountain range.

The Toll caves, known as the Palace of the Quaternary Fauna owing to the animal and human remains found in them, are formed by limestone, with reefs full of life in a warm sea 38 million year ago.

“La Cova”, a cave under the basilica in Manresa, where Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, spent eleven decisive months of his life, inspiring him to write the “Book of Spiritual Exercises”.

Other places of interest such as the Museum of Geology Valentí Masachs in Manresa, the interesting Centre of contemporary art and Sustainability (CACIS) close to some old lime kilns and the meander of Calders, complete this journey inside the Park.

For more information on any of these resorts and the possibility to visit them, you may download the guide.


This georoute is intended to be done by care and it is suitable for the whole family. It is advisable to do it in two or three days and can be done in both directions of travel.

Parts of The Geological and Mining Park of Central Catalonia are part of Natural Parks or other protected natural areas that have specific regulations that must be respected.


Activities for: All ages
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