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Ars Didactica

Besalu, Spain
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About Ars Didactica
Ars didactica offers GUIDED TOURS to introduce and to spread the cultural heritage and the history of the Town of Besalu. The addressees of this service are the general public and the educational centres. The approach to the landscape, historical and cultural heritage of the town of Besalu will be carried out from several perspectives. In order to accomplish the goals of this project, the different activities will come with some didactic material and resources suitable for a wide range of public (families, primary and high school pupils and people with more specialized knowledge). Our guided tours can be in Catalan, Spanish, English or French.
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Bruce G wrote a review Aug 2015
20 contributions13 helpful votes
Visited beautiful Besalu in the height of tourist season. Ars Didactica did not open till after 11am. No-one there could speak English. Plenty of advertisements in English, but no-one could actually help us! Such an absolute pity for a village so rich in "treasures". Luckily, with some help from the Tourist Information Office (across the bridge) and a ride on the little train through the village we were able to gain access to some of Besalu's locked historical wonders.
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Date of experience: July 2015
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Response from ArsDidactica, Director General at Ars Didactica
Responded Aug 30, 2015
Dear Bruce G, I am the owner and guide of Ars Didactica. I don't know exactly when did you come to Besalú but during July and August we have guided tours daily. As you can see in our schedule our first guided tour is at 11:30 am and our last guided tour is at 17:00 pm. We offer guided tours in different languages for the people who book in advance and If the people don't book in advance we have always translations to read in English (and French). Also the visitors can ask questions to the guide in English, French or German and we answer them with pleasure. I am so sorry if you come one day that nobody book a guided tour in English in advance and you only found the daily offer in Catalan and Spanish, but we offer always the possibility to have a translation to read. In our information you can read this conditions in English as well. I am an official guide of Catalonia, we are a serious company and we work with people from all over the world. Fortunately I can speak more than one language and I offer guided tours in Catalan, Spanish, English, French and German.
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InannaW wrote a review Apr 2015
Barcelona, Spain13 contributions7 helpful votes
The only way to go inside the Jewish bath and chuch on main square. A very good and professional guided tour. Can recommend it. We did Spanish but also English available in tourist season.
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AVCH14 wrote a review Jul 2014
5 contributions4 helpful votes
Taking the guided tour provided by Natalia, at Ars Didactica, was the highlight of our visit to Besalu and surrounding area. The guide was really charming and knowledgeable and the tour(which lasted for about 1 hour) around this little village was amazing. I would recommend everyone to join her guided visits as you'll enjoy this beautiful place and will learn about stories and long forgotten times in an interesting and fun way. Thanks Natalia for such a great service. Keep up the great work.
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Date of experience: July 2014
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mihoppy wrote a review Aug 2013
23 contributions21 helpful votes
We were staying nearby in the Costa Brava and visited Besalu during the peak tourist season . One can book a walking tour through the local tourist office or through Ars Didactica for a couple of Euros . We booked through Ars Disactica - our guide was very knoweledgable , especially about the Jewish heritage of Besalu .However , the tour was a bit rushed with little time for questions because we came in a busy tourist season and they were running many consecutive tours .Our tour inclused : visit to the old Jewish Quarter inclding the synagogue ( a few building foundations ) , the miqve - from the middle ages , and extremely well preserved with water inside it , and a short movie about the Jewish Quarter ,as well as the Monastry of St Piere ( this part was in Spanish and we did not understand much ) .Besalu is a beautiful ,well preserved medieval town on the River Fluvia - the views over the old bridge and river are magnificent .The town has restaurants and small gift shops with lovely metal artwork and high quality leather goods .
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Date of experience: August 2013
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