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Baixada de la Mikweh, Besalu, Spain
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Mikva and Besalú as part of a day tour of Girona and Besalú with Marc Sanchez of Girona Experience. Can’t speak highly enough of Marc’s professionalism, knowledge enthusiasm and personality. We enjoyed every minute of the day tour. We certainly gained a very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

This is a really neat spot, definitely off the beaten path. You can arrange a tour at the TI office near the Hotel Jardins at the end of the bridge.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

You have to make arrangements to get in to the mikveh - it is behind locked doors. Once you get in, it is a stone room with wonderful acoustics, and the parts of the mikveh are in excellent shape and clearly defined. We saw it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank markinRB
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Besalu has a Mikveh a Jewish religion purification bath, from around 15c discovered in 20c below a contemporary building where once stood an early synagogue The condition is absolutely pristine, the stone work as new. Significant to a thriving Jewish community in this region of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Nightowl0808
Reviewed January 22, 2018

The mikveh (miqve in Catalan) is an interesting medieval Jewish ritual bath in very good condition; it was practically untouched and unseen for centuries as it had been buried and built over, and was only rediscovered in the 20th century. It is one of the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

This was such a unique opportunity being able to see this centuries old artifact. There are so few of these still in existence. Despite how old it is, it was only found in the last 50 years so its in very good condition. You have...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Proof if ever need that once upon a time, ethnic minorities lived side by side with the host community and thrived, till the next edict or expulsion

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed December 26, 2016

We paid the few euros and had basically a private tour (get tickets at the visitor's center before the bridge). It was like stepping back into time.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Amy S
Reviewed October 22, 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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank ad242019
Reviewed September 5, 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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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