FREE TOUR Besalú

The best option to discover the city in an economical way.

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What does the Free Tour Besalú consist of?

Possibly your best option to get to know Besalú in a fun and authentic way.

Free Tours through the center of Besalú

A moment of culture and fun for everyone.

Enjoy your free tour in Besalú as a couple, with friends or in a group!

Free tours of Besalú are the perfect excuse to take the time to learn more about Spain’s cultural heritage.

The free tours Besalú are free tours organized by guides that show the most emblematic tourist sites of a town or city. These tours are usually done on foot.

While there are several options and types of free tours in Spain, most are usually tours that include approximately 10 to 12 people. and last between 1 and 3 hours depending on the planned itinerary.

In any case, always check the detailed information we provide to know all the details of your free tour: schedules, cancellation policy, meeting point and all the information you need to make the most of your experience without having to worry about anything.

What to see and do in Besalú?

Besalú, Catalonia is a medieval village located in the province of Girona. Known for its impressive 12th century Romanesque bridge, which crosses the Fluvià River and offers stunning views of the surrounding area. In addition, Besalú has a rich history and cultural heritage that can be appreciated in each of its corners; from its ancient Jewish synagogue to its Romanesque cathedral dedicated to St. Peter.

Town Hall Square
The Town Hall Square, located in the heart of Besalú, Catalonia is a place that cannot be ignored when visiting this charming medieval town. This square has witnessed the history and social evolution of Besalú over the centuries. Around it, we find several historic buildings such as the town hall and other important architectural monuments that are worthy of admiration.

Benedictine Monastery of St. Peter                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Benedictine Monastery of San Pedro is an impressive architectural work dating back to the 10th century. This monastery was founded by Count Guifré el Pelós and has since been an important religious and cultural center for the region. The two-story Romanesque cloister is one of the most outstanding in Spain and is decorated with magnificent columns carved with geometric shapes and fantastic animals.

Saint Vincent’s Church
The Church of San Vicente is an architectural jewel dating from the 12th century. This Romanesque church stands out for its impressive octagonal bell tower and its facade decorated with Lombard sculptures.

 

Itinerary

We will meet at 11:00 am in front of the Tourist Office of Besalú. 

After a brief introduction on the origins of this picturesque medieval village of Gerona, we will head towards the old town crossing the Romanesque bridge of Besalú. Since the 11th century, this stone footbridge has been used to ford the Fluviá river towards the center of the town, being one of the most beautiful bridges in Catalonia.. In fact, it has been declared of Cultural Interest.

Inside the old town, we will walk through its narrow streets to visit the old Jewish quarter of Besalú. This is an area of great historical value, as it houses the only micvé or ritual bathhouse in the Iberian Peninsula. In addition, we will observe the remains of the ancient synagogue and the Jewish school.

We will continue this free tour of Besalú in the Town Hall Square, where we will talk about the most typical products of the town. Among them, its cheeses and sausages stand out, as well as the ratafía, a delicious sweet liqueur. Afterwards, we will stop in front of the Benedictine monastery of St. Peter. Another of Besalú’s Romanesque jewels!

The walk will continue next to another of the most important churches in the municipality, the church of San Vicente. In the facade of this religious building, one of the oldest in Besalú, we will appreciate the most outstanding architectural elements of the High Middle Ages.

Finally, at 12:30 p.m. we will conclude the tour in a panoramic viewpoint, from which we will contemplate the Romanesque bridge and the remains of an ancient Roman settlement.

 

Meeting Point and Duration

The meeting point for the Free Tour Besalú is at the Municipal Tourist Office. It lasts approximately one hour and a half.

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