As soon as you encounter the entrance to Besalu, a gorgeously well-preserved monument to medieval Jewish communities in Spain—a graceful bridge arching over the Fluvia River—you will feel like you’re walking into another time altogether.
Still standing in Besalu today are examples of how Jewish and Catholic communities lived harmoniously together until the Spanish government expelled them in 1492.
A walk in Besalu features picturesque combinations of small family farms, quaint Romanesque architecture and shops selling local sausage, ratafia (homemade liquor unique to the area) and produce. This small beautiful city also keeps Catalan culture alive, as one can see on Sunday afternoons in the plaza where citizens dance Catalonia’s national dance, the Sardana.
Why not discover your very own Besalu with our private Taste your Way Through Catalonia Tour . You will be amazed of how our expert local guide will bring the local history secrets alive-you will admire the churches of Sant Pere, Sant Vicenç, Santa Maria and Sant Martí as well as experiencing the very best local food and wine.