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“The mikvah is the most fascinating spot in Besalu”
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Miqve
Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Besalu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a pretty small town with middle ages streets, bridge, tower, houses and church. The most fascinating spot however is the Jewish purification ceremonial bath (mikvah). In contrast to the synagogue on top of it, the bath, which was built below is very well preserved. This place gives a dramatic feel of that time (see photo attached). Highly recommended. The dour to the mikvah is locked, so to get in, one must set up a tour with a guide (in advance) at the tourist information office, which is situated at the other side of the bridge.

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was one of our most moving experiences in Spain. To visit a mikveh that hasn't been used in over 600 years but is still in perfect condition was very special.

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

It would have been nice if it were open. There were a couple of tours, but we were too late for that, and I'd have like to have been able to go in regardless.

Thank Phoenix_redux
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

Besalu offers a great perspective of an old Jewish quarter including a miqve and the remaining ruins of a synagogue. The town itself is worth at least a couple of hours stroll.

Thank Jose Eduardo B
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Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

To see such a well preserved site is rare! For Thisbe interested in Jewish life in the 12th and 13th centuries, thus well preserved mikvah should not be missed. Pick the key up at the tourist info office.

Thank Benita R
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