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  4. Rectoría de la Miana

Rectoría de la Miana

Location and atmosphere

Rectoría de La Miana consists of an old Romanesque presbytery and a Benedictine monastery. The site is graced by the ruins of a 9th century castle, La Miana, and a 12th century Romanesque chapel. In the 1970s, Frans Engelhard discovered this idyllic place and began its restoration. After decades of decay, he breathed life into the property, which now exudes a mysterious, mediaeval atmosphere. There are various living rooms filled with antique furniture, galleries, a fireplace, and a large room to practice crafts and relaxation techniques. Various courses are on offer. The Rectoría has eight double bedrooms. The price for lodging includes a delicious breakfast and a good dinner. The house uses power generated by solar panels and water from its own source. It is set in a very peaceful area; the smell of the woods wafts up from the quiet, eternally green valley, which is home to wild boar. There is an excellent rock pool nearby where you can swim.


The surrounding mountains and the volcanic landscape of Olot are great for riding or walking (guided tours available). The mediaeval towns of Besalú and Santa Pau are worth a visit. The ancient city of Girona, Figueres (home of the Dali Museum), and the coast with its fishing villages and beaches are only an hour’s drive away.

Surroundings and activities

P. Nat. Zona Volcánica de la Garrotxa, 15 km P. Nat. de la Vall de Núria, 100 km P. Nat. dels Aiguamollos de l´Emporda, 50 km Reserva Natural de Alta Garrotxa, 10 km Besalu, Santa Pau y otros pueblos medievales. Girona, ciudad monumental con diversos monumentos y museos.En toda la Garrotxa hay muchas iglesias, ermitas y monasterios románicos. Teatr-Museu Dalí; Figueras 35 km Museu Comarcal de la Garrotxa; Olot 15 km Museu de Joguines (juguetes); Figueres 35 km Catedral de Girona, 40 km Monestir de Ripoll, 40 km Hay un carril bici que va de Olot a Gerona y sigue de Girona a Sant Feliu de Guixols, a la Costa Brava (135 km). Es la recuperación de la antigua red de trenes de vía estrecha, ahora se llaman las Vías Verdes de las Comarcas de Girona.

General information

Opening times accommodationyear roundReservationNecessary during whole year

Languages spoken

German, Spanish, French, Dutch, English

Group accommodation

Number of persons5-25Price includes breakfastHalf board includedFull board includedPrices on request


Own restaurant/canteenSales of own produceBreakfastLunchDinnerDistance to supermarket10 kmDistance to restaurants10 km



Facilities for playing outside

Guided excursions in the surroundings

Workshops and courses

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Bicycles for rent

Marked trails

Guided nature tours


Open-air swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Tennis court





Special target groups

Working on the farm (in exchange for board and lodging) possible

Pets allowed if agreed upon

Landscape characteristics

Height above sea level (in meters)450

Farm production

A full-time farm

Small, traditional and ecological farm

Pastural agriculture, Horticulture, Stock breeding

Route description

Nearest cityFigueresNearest villageOlot