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  • Address: N-260, Besalú, Spain
  • Admission: Free

This picturesque mountain town of Besalú is well known for its ancient Catholic monestaries and iconic Romanesque architecture, in particular a photogenic 12th century bridge that has become the symbol of the town. In the Middle Ages, it was a regional capital, overseeing this scenic section of Catalán.

Subsequent centuries only added to its cultural mystique, from a symphony of Moorish arches reflected in the Fluvia and Capadella Rivers, to the Jewish ritual baths and ancient synagogue, hewn from the same gleaming stone.

Besalú also makes a fine base for exploring the region's hiking and climbing opportunities, including la Zona Volcánica de la Garrocha, with more than 40 dormant volcanic cones surrounded by protected forests. 

Practical Info

Besalú isn't yet connected to the Spanish train system, but Teisa runs direct buses from Girona, and much less frequently, Barcelona. You could also take the train from Barcelona to Girona; Besalú buses leave from just outside. Barcelona's busy El Prat Airport (BCN) has direct flights from all over Europe.

While the historic center of Besalú is certain small enough to stroll around, if you're planning to visit the region's wilderness areas, such as Parque Natural de la Zona Volcánica de la Garrocha, it may be worth hiring a car or planning to book a taxi. 

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45-Minute Scenic Train Tour of Besalu Village, Girona, null
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45-Minute Scenic Train Tour of Besalu Village

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Take a 45-minute ride on the only tourist train in Besalú. Discover the ancient streets of this medieval village from the comfort of an areo train car. ...  Read more

Location: Besalú, Spain
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $7.02
Game of Thrones Locations Small Group Tour: Dalí Museum, Girona & Medieval Besalú, Barcelona, Rail ... 
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Game of Thrones Locations Small Group Tour: Dalí Museum, Girona & Medieval Besalú

Visit three of Catalonia’s most precious gems in an exploration of the region’s world-class art, architecture, and landscapes. This luxury day trip includes ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $192.96
Private Girona and Besalu Jewish History Tour, Girona, Day Trips
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Private Girona and Besalu Jewish History Tour

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Immerse yourself in Jewish history during this 7-hour private tour of Girona and Besalu. Both are traditional Spanish Jewish communities that have a long ...  Read more

Location: Girona, Spain
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $350.84
Private Besalú Vic and Medieval Towns Tour From Barcelona, Barcelona, Cultural Tours
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Private Besalú Vic and Medieval Towns Tour From Barcelona

Travel back in time to discover Besalú and several other medieval towns during this exciting private tour! Our knowledgeable guide will pick you up at ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $163.72
Private Jewish Heritag and history - Girona and Besalu, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Jewish Heritag and history - Girona and Besalu

* Romantic city of Girona  * Medieval village of Besalu with its remarkable and fascinating Roman bridge  * One of the most interesting Jewish Museums ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $314.58

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