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Bridge of Besalu

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Bridge of Besalu

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Discover history hidden in medieval, countryside villages surrounding Barcelona during this full-day, small-group tour with guide and transportation included. Visit an ancient Jewish bath and medieval synagogue in Besalu, see castle ruins and the baroque church of Sant Miquel in Rupit, and savor Catalan cuisine over lunch (own expense). End the day 2,953 feet (900 meters) above sea level taking in the view from the sandstone cliffs in Cingles de Tavertet.
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AndrewF31_KA wrote a review Aug 2020
Manresa, Spain137 contributions30 helpful votes
The bridge is a magnificent work of man and the views of the bridge and from the bridge are amazing. Albeit very different, the ambience reminded me of the Latvian town of Kuldiga which as an old bridge with a long little waterfall on the river. Take a walk into the town and continue to be impressed by the architecture and wavey tight streets. There’s a lot of tourist shops and little ice cream parlours (gelaterias). One shop we enjoyed a lot was the Taller de Cuir (Pont Vell number 12, very close to the bridge) which had a lot of medieval-style articles (writing pens old notebooks, etc) and some nice non-commercial articles. You can get a map from the Tourist Office, outside of the old town across the bridge, for free, which shows you a route you can do in the town and read up on different spots. The walk along the outside of the town overlooking the river and bridge is very pleasant.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Roger Montala wrote a review Aug 2020
Valls, Spain364 contributions24 helpful votes
Even the bridge has been rebuilt many times during history, it is worthed a visit. It takes you to the city, where you can have a nice walk around, and spend half day there.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Virgil S wrote a review Jul 2020
Barcelona, Spain564 contributions62 helpful votes
Located on the shores of the river Fluviá, Besalú shows traces of settlements that have been in the area since the Roman era. Besalú has a long history of being one of the most important towns in Catalonia in terms of political and social influence from the 10th century. Located between the major textile centers of Olot and Girona, it became a point of commerce transit through the Pyrenees mountains. Without a doubt, the most emblematic of Besalú’s features is the large Romanesque bridge which guards the entrance to the old town. Supported by seven arcs and two towers, the bridge is very well preserved and a fine example of Medieval architecture, although there has undoubtedly been a bridge there since the time of the first Roman settlements on the shores of the river Fluvià.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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ugo100hmonte wrote a review Apr 2020
Natal, RN432 contributions81 helpful votes
The city is known for this bridge, the main postcard of the city and one of the most beautiful places to visit in Catalunya. Walk around the streets and travel with the imagination. Always amazing
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Date of experience: March 2020
Allan C wrote a review Jan 2020
Ipswich, United Kingdom295 contributions138 helpful votes
If you use the main car park outside the town you will walk over this magnificent Romanesque bridge to enter. It both gives a good view of the town and the surrounding countryside and river. We would have liked to go down to the river and walk along the bank looking up at the bridge but time did not allow, unfortunately.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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