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Step back in time

Besalu is spectacular medieval town, close to both Girona and Barcelona. Easy to spend 2-3 hours... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
Stunning old medieval town on a cliff edge

The town provides a wonderful walk along the cliff edge and through the small streets of the little... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Sydney, Australia
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All reviews day trip beautiful place spend easily impressive bridge old town the river middle ages worth a visit barcelona village century square atmosphere jewish
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Besalu is spectacular medieval town, close to both Girona and Barcelona. Easy to spend 2-3 hours exploring, this bridge and castle was incredible. If you're in the area, strongly recommend stopping by.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

The town provides a wonderful walk along the cliff edge and through the small streets of the little medieval village. A stunning place in a beautiful location by a little river.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Located not too far from the city of Girona, Catalan and dating back to the Middle Ages the imposing 12th century Romanesque angled access bridge spans over the River Fluvia. Winding cobble stoned streets house many retail stores selling local wines, cheeses and artistic metal...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Make sure you visit the old town of Besalu. We nearly missed it as we were in the newer area. The area around Besalu is beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank warners1
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful town, which maintains a lot of its original character. The streets look great and you can pop into the river to cool off on a hot day. You can also relax on the grassy banks of the river. Well worth visiting this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank StephenKAdams
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Amazing views, nice for picnic by the river. Family and pet friendly. Museums and nice shops. I recommend to visit. Is a beautiful place

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Iris H
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Besalu is probably one of the earliest medieval towns in Spain and one of the best preserved. Not over spoilt and a delight tp walk about at any time of year.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Nightowl0808
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We walked across the bridge and into the town and made a full circle so that we could see as much as we could from every angle... very cool!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Abcdefxxx
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Besalú is one of Catalonia’s best preserved medieval villages. Around the 9th century, Besalú was the capital of the County of Besalú which, at various times, extended as far north as Corbières in present-day France. Besalú has narrow, cobblestone streets and old stone buildings. Its...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank burr6013
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Upon entering the narrow cobble stone lanes, I was impressed with the wonderful archetecture. The view of the river below was so very peaceful.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank osimajorusaf
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