La Garriga d'Empordà Nature Area

  • Town
    • Avinyonet de Puigventós
    • Vilanant
    • Llers
  • Location
    • To the north of the municipality

La Garriga is spotted with dry stone structures. Man has dominated and cultivated the hill and limestone rocky terrain by building verges, stony grounds, paths and cabins with the stones taken from the land to grow vines, olive trees and dry land fruit trees. Everywhere man did not cultivate is covered with kermes oak areas.

Garriga d’Empordà is a natural area with a typically Mediterranean landscape, inhabited by the Montagu’s harrier (Circus pygargus), which lives in quite large numbers in the area.

  • Year of declaration: 1992
  • Regulations: Decree 328/1992, of 14 December.
  • Area: 548
  • Ownership: Public
  • Annual closing: Open all year round.
  • How to get there: The GIV-5105 road from Avinyonet de Puigventós to Llers.