The original inhabitants engage in farming and kiping our horses and sheeps and kept the natural heritage, preventing damage to the land. So that is a unique place that has been declared a Natural Park by the government of Catalonia.
81% of the municipal territory is protected and is part of the Natural Park of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone, within this area there are special attractions like the Santa Margarida volcano, the volcano Croscat and volcanic quarries, La Fajeda d'en Jordà (the Beech forest) or waterfall Can Batlle.
The valley of Santa Pau began to take prominence in the Middle Ages as a result of the establishment, on one of the hills of powerful families that enable to enjoy a protected area for holding the market (privilege granted in the year 1297). The center of power and business activity and economic history has left an important heritage.
In addition to a typical medieval appearance (with walls, irregular streets and evocative corners), drawn in the first half of the fourteenth century, St. Paul buildings have a significant architectural value. The town of St. Paul was declared a Historic-interest in 1971.
Santa Pau beans, is the fruit of the bean scientifically call Phaseolus vulgaris. It has a rather short life cycle, twelve weeks, and you need special weather conditions. The right weather is very important to ensure a good harvest.