In Spain’s north-east Banyoles is the capital of the county Pla de l’Estany. The lake of Banyoles was formed from a volcanic depression with a beautiful blue tone. Its crystal clear waters was the centre for rowing competitions in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
See also Girona Views
The lake is only around 15m deep and contains fresh fish.
The ever-present Catalonian flags on display.
The crystal clear waters offer swimming and rowing options. There is a good path around the lake for walking, running and cycling although beware of the midday sun!