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This village, located in the Fluvià valley, was the capital of the county of Besalú from the 10C to the 12C. Its historic centre is home to one of Catalonia's most impressive Romanesque districts. Note the remains of ramparts, several medieval buildings adorned with fine gemelled windows, and a handsome Romanesque fortified bridge, begun in the 12C and subsequently restored on several occasions.

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Tourist attractions Besalú : Things to see and do

  • St Peter's Church Interesting

    E - 17850 Besalú

    This Romanesque Church (11C) used to belong to a Benedictine monastery. Built according to a plan with three naves, it has a curious deambulatory, formed with five arches supported by four pairs of columns. The carefully crafted capitals show the inf..

  • Sant Vicenc Church

    E - 17850 Besalú

    This building (12C and 13C) exemplifies the transition between the Romanesque and the Gothic style. As well as an elegant apse and two apsidal chapels, the Church has on its doorways noteworthy decorative elements (columns, capitals, reliefs and arch..

  • Mikwa

    E - 17850 Besalú

    The medieval washing and bathing house is located in the old Jewish quarter with its narrow twisting streets. It was built in the 12C. Every Thursday its rooms reproduce the rituals that used to be held there.

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Hotels Besalú

  • Hotel Fonda Siqués One star

    Avda.Lluis Companys,6 E - 17850 Besalú

    Prix Prices from : 53 €

    Set in the historic centre of Mediaeval Besalú, Hotel Fonda Siqués offers an outdoor pool and gardens. Free on-site parking is offered. Featuring mountain views, all rooms are heated and come with a TV and telephone. There is a private bathroom with..

  • Hotel Comte Tallaferro Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Ganganell, 2 E - 17850 Besalú

    Prix Prices from : 67 €

    The Hotel Comte Tallaferro is set in the heart of Medieval Besalú, opposite the Sant Pere Church. The spacious rooms have views over the square and a free minibar. The Comte Tallaferro is a listed building in the national heritage site of Besalú. Th..

  • Els Jardins De La Martana

    Pont, 2 E - 17850 Besalú

    Els Jardins de la Martana can be found in the historic centre of Besalú, next to the famous Romanesque bridge. It has free Wi-Fi and mountain views. All of the rooms in Jardins de la Martana have a private bathroom, as well as TV, minibar and teleph..

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Restaurants Besalú

  • Pont Vell Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Pont Vell 24 E - 17850 Besalú

    Situated in the heart of Besalú's old quarter, Pont Vell boasts two rustic dining rooms and an idyllic terrace in the shade of a medlar tree, all with superb views of the river. Traditional and local cuisine, including specialities such as sweet and ..

  • Cúria Reial Comfortable restaurant 

    pl. de la Llibertat 8 E - 17850 Besalú

    The most impressive aspects of this former monastic property are its rustic style and terrace affording views of the river and medieval bridge. Specialities include onion soup, pig's trotters, and game in season.

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