Girona & the Medieval Village of Besalu
What to expect....
- Guided walking visit of Girona and guided walking visit of Besalu
- Travel by private chauffeur driven van with hotel pick up and drop off
- Skip-the-line entrance tickets
We have designed a day that allows you to enjoy historical Girona and an afternoon exploring the picturesque medieval village of Besalu, providing travelers with a once in a lifetime experiences.
Once in Girona, you'll get to fully experience what makes this place special. For one thing, this is one of the most historic places in Spain. A cool activity that you can do to experience this history is walk along its Roman walls. They provide a great view of the city as well. Girona has also played a role in Jewish history as one of the most important Jewish communities in Spain until 1391. Girona's Jewish quarter is one of the world's best-preserved while the city is also home to a fascinating Museum of Jewish History. A historic mikvah is one of the most famous things on display here.
Other interesting religious items in Girona include the Tapestry of Creation, which may be viewed in the Museum of the Cathedral of Girona. It dates to the 11th century and is as mysterious as it is fascinating. An intriguing non-religious stop would be the Arab Baths, which were constructed by the Romans in the 12th century. They're conveniently located next to the Cathedral of Girona, and fans of "Game of Thrones" will recognize them as where Arya Stark hid from the Waif. In fact, many parts of Girona have been used as settings for "Games of Thrones" scenes. You will walk along its cobblestone streets and cross the Eiffel Bridge, which was built by Gustave Eiffel before his most famous design, the Eiffel Tower, was realized.
From there, your chauffeured luxury van will take you across the Catalan countryside to the first of two magnificent medieval towns for lunch and a guided walking visit. Besalu is credited to be one of the most beautiful Medieval towns in Spain. It had a great importance during the early Middle Ages when Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Besalu, unified the whole Catalonia, making the town a significant center.
Numerous historic buildings, representing wonderful Catalan medieval architecture, attract visitors here constantly. A characterful 12th century Romanesque bridge over the Fluvia River and the splendid 11th century church of Sant Pere are probably among the most famous landmarks.
Besalu’s star attraction is without doubt the Romanesque bridge over the river Fluviá. It’s curious to think that as you approach the town across the old bridge you’re following in the footsteps of a thousand years worth of travellers.
The picturesque town centre is a compact huddle of restored medieval stone houses, small squares and narrow cobbled/flagstone streets. The most notable buildings are the Miqve (Jewish baths and synagogue), the Church of Sant Vicenç and the Sant Pau Monastery.