This is one of Catalonia’s medieval cities and due to its rich history is often called a ‘city-museum’. Besalú is full of Romanesque architecture, where you can easily find yourself wandering through the medieval streets for hours. The town is also full of shops and stalls of local merchants, various workshops where you can buy everything from local cheese or attend master classes for making your own.
Once a year, a Medieval Festival is held in the city, tickets for which are sold out well in advance. The festival includes various music and dance performances, processions. Out of all of the Cultural Heritage sites in Spain, Besalú is among the most popular.
This is a great and inspirational place to visit if you are in Catalonia. Here you can plunge into the real era of the Middle Ages.
To get to the town, of course, it is most convenient by car. At the entrance to the city, there is free parking, but spaces are limited. Only residents (citizens) of the city have the right to drive in the old city.
If there is no car at your disposal, then the most comfortable way to get to the city is by bus. From Barcelona, it will take about an hour and a half, and it costs 14 euros. If you are in Girona, the cost will be about 8 euros less, and the time will take a maximum of an hour.
This city is clearly second to none, in terms of architecture, in Catalonia and is well worth a visit. Around each corner and every street, there is something interesting and fascinating to see. Coming there, you seem to dive into the atmosphere of the Middle Ages and forget what era you are in. There you really feel the excitement of the past and historical period.
I recommend you visit, at least for one day.
This article was written and photos provided by Anastasiia Cheban:
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