there is a legend about a creature that lives in the water.
L'estany of Banyoles (situated in the province of Girona) has an area of 107 hectares and a characteristic figure-8. As is the case with the other lakes, there is a legend about a creature that lives in the water. According to a legend dating back to the 7th Century, a great beast took shelter on the shores of the lake. The monster, was the last descendant of the prehistoric beasts who used to inhabit the region. They say his eyes gave off fire, and his breath stank so much that a blow was able to dry out all the plants, poison the sources and destroy the fields with the most horrible diseases