The filling of the depression has given rise to numerous clay pits, which have been skilfully worked for over 700 years in order to create a wide variety of ceramic products. The town of Quart is the main centre of the pottery industry and, next to the greenway, we can find the Pottery Museum. 

The museum is housed in the former Santa Margarida or Can Ginesta workshop, which was formerly the Quart brickworks. Visitors can learn about the brick-making process, ceramics, how they were made and the traditional items produced, especially those made from black clay. 

We reach the provincial capital, Girona, the largest city on the entire route, following the banks of one of the rivers that flow through the city, the Onyar.

The city’s skyline is dominated by the Cathedral and the Church of Sant Feliu. The nickname, “immortal”, was given to the city due to its resistance to Napoleon’s troops during the Peninsular War of 1809.

However, the city’s history if far more complex and can be discerned in its stones, monuments and gardens, in its urban development and also in its folklore, from the Roman Gerunda to the Girona of the 21st century. The old part of the city was the former centre. Here we can find one of the most important Jewish districts in Catalonia, the Cathedral, one of the most amazing Gothic buildings in Europe, and the medieval part, where the street names recall the old trades and professions that were carried out in the city.

Moreover, the beautiful natural surroundings of the city are within easy reach of the built-up part of Girona. The Valley of Sant Daniel, La Devesa Park with its old plane trees, and the banks of the River Ter, are just a few of the locations that inhabitants of Girona or visitors can retreat to in order to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life and relax in peaceful natural surroundings.

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