Open main menu

The Guilleries Massif (Catalan Les Guilleries) is a mountain system located at the apex of the Catalan Transversal Range and the Pre-Coastal Range. The highest point of the range is Sant Miquel de Solterra or Sant Miquel de les Formigues (1.204 m), other main peaks are Turó del Faig Verd (1,187 m), Rocallarga (1,187 m), Sant Benet (1,149 m), El Far (1,111 m), Sant Gregori (1 ,094 m), Montdois (930 m), L'Agullola (921 m) and Turó del Castell (851 m)[1]

Guilleries
Sant Miquel de Solterra.jpg
Highest point
Elevation1,202 m (3,944 ft)
Coordinates41°56′34.93″N 2°24′49.39″E / 41.9430361°N 2.4137194°E / 41.9430361; 2.4137194Coordinates: 41°56′34.93″N 2°24′49.39″E / 41.9430361°N 2.4137194°E / 41.9430361; 2.4137194
Geography
LocationSelva, Catalonia
Parent rangeCatalan Pre-Coastal Range and Catalan Transversal Range
Geology
Mountain typeMetamorphic rock
Climbing
Easiest routeFrom Sant Hilari Sacalm or from Osor
Guilleries Massif location.

The Guilleries is one of the few places in the Catalan Mediterranean System where amphibolite facies conditions are found.[2] The Pantà de Susqueda and Pantà de Sau reservoirs, of great importance for Barcelona metropolitan water supply, are located in the Guilleries area.

These mountains were notorious in former times for being a haunt of bandits and highwaymen.[3]

The main towns in the Guilleries area are Sant Hilari Sacalm, Osor, Susqueda, Vilanova de Sau, Sant Sadurní d'Osormort, Espinelves and Viladrau.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mapa Topogràfic de Catalunya". Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Hercynian Metamorphism in the Catalonian Coastal Ranges
  3. ^ Revista Els Cingles n 17. - Serrallonga, Bandoler de les Guilleries[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit