Besalú Free Tour
Besalú Free Tour
Marvel at the spectacular Romanesque bridge and the Roman, Jewish and medieval past of one of the best preserved villages in Girona.
Where: bridge start, Besalú
Duration: 1,5 hours
After a brief introduction to the history and heritage of Besalú and the Garrotxa, we will enter the historic center through its imposing medieval bridge, one of the most spectacular in Catalonia, from the 11th century.
We will continue through narrow cobbled streets with a medieval aspect, with some shops and open-air markets, and we will go down one of the streets to visit the Jewish Quarter of Besalú. The micvé, or ritual bath house, unique in the Iberian Peninsula, and the remains of the old Synagogue and the Jewish school are there.
We will continue the Besalú Free Tour towards the Town Hall Square, where we will talk about the typical products of the area, such as the cold meats, cheese and the famous Ratafia, a sweet liqueur made from herbs. We will soon arrive at the Sant Pere Square, the heart of the town, where the Romanesque Church of the same name, belonging to an old Benedictine Monastery, is located.
Passing next to the beautiful Church of Sant Vicenç we will reach the end of the tour, a beautiful viewpoint where you can admire the remains of an ancient Roman settlement and the magnificent views over the bridge and the town.
Highlights of the Besalú Free Tour
First Free Tour in Besalú!
Discover the importan past of the town
Stroll through its historical centre, beautifully preserved
Cross one of the most peculiar bridges in the world
Get to know more about the Garrotxa, this amazing region
What we’ll see in the Besalú Free Tour
Church and Square of Sant Pere
Meeting Point: beginning of the Romanesque Bridge.
Eastern side, in the square right next to the Tourist Office.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can your tours be free?
Our Free Tours are based on tips only! Part of this will go to cover marketing and operational expenses. In this way we achieve great quality in the tours, immense guest satisfaction and that we also make sure that, regardless of the budget, everyone can enjoy Girona as much as we do.
When does the tour run?
The Besalú Free Tour runs, in Spanish, on Wednesdays and Fridays, at 11:00 am.
How long is the tour?
The Besalú Free Tour lasts for approximately one hour and a half, but it can be a little longer depending on the rhythm of the group.
Where does the tour end?
The Besalú Free Tour finishes at the viewpoint on the Rocafort Street.
Does the tour operate if it rains?
No! The Besalú Free Tour is cancelled in case of rain.
Is it suitable for people with reduced mobility or babies in a stroller?
For the most part, yes. The Besalú Free Tour takes place in a mostly flat environment, although there are some sections with steps.
We're a big group. Can we still join?
We always try not to leave anyone out but, sometimes with large groups, it is difficult to organize the tour and the guides. We always ask that, if you are a group of more than 10 people, you contact us by mail or WhatsApp and we will see how we can solve it.
Interested in a Private Tour?
If you want more flexibility and a dedicated guide for you and your group, you can book this tour as a private tour totally in English.
This way we can start at the day and time that suits you and have a much more personal experience. This is also a good option for groups of more than 10 people who cannot join our Free Tours together. Send us a WhatsApp or an email and we will answer you right away.