The Sant Daniel valley is an extensive green area close to the city of Girona with shady landscapes and water fountains. The church, which serves the tomb of St. Daniel (14th century), and the cloister of the monastery (12th-15th centuries) are a beautiful example of Romanesque construction with Gothic additions.
With nearly 1000 years of history, the monastery of St. Daniel has continuously housed a community of Benedictine nuns. With a magnificent archive, consisting of books and parchments, dating back to the 11th century.
Formerly, and before before being called San Daniel, the valley had received other denominations: Shady valley and Dark or Deep valley, related to its dense vegetation and its enclosure with respect to hills that surround it.
The Sant Daniel valley is bounded on the north by the Campdorà and Montjuïc mountain ranges, on the east by the north-western massif of Les Gavarres, which is the natural closure of the valley, the highest peaks of which are Sant Miquel (388 m), Puig Estela (379 m), Puig Ventós (329 m) and Puig de les Àligues (279 m), to the south by the mountain of the O (175 m) and to the west by the city of Girona.
The valley also forms the Galligants river basin, which is formed in the same valley by the abundance of streams and torrents that flow there: the Polvorí stream, the Can Llinàs stream and the Santa Margarida torrent, among others.
The valley is abundant in springs, from which little mineralized waters spring and with flows dependent on the seasonal rainfall. It is necessary to emphasize the source of Pericot, that is oldest of the valley. Also the source of Fita, the one of the Bishop, the one of the Lions and the one of the Iron that, unlike the others, the water that in bush is spicy.