• Besalú medieval village
  • Besalú medieval village
  • Besalú medieval village
  • Besalú medieval village

Besalú

Besalú medieval village

Besalú is one of the most historic and best preserved in Catalonia with religious and civil buildings of interest, as the church of the monastery of Sant Pere. Founded in 977 and consecrated 1003, maintains a very special window in its facade: two lions, symbol of strength and power protection offered by the church, are on a monkey and a naked man, representation of evil and paganism. In the same square of the Church of St. Peter will find Casa Cornellà, considered one of the Romanesque-Civil best preserved in Catalonia. The Hospital de Sant Julià, retains a façade of the twelfth century, the Romanesque church of San Vicente, with some elements of Gothic transition, the building of the Royal Curia and Col·Church of Santa Maria are other examples of the tremendous heritage of Besalú which gives access to the Old Bridge, founded in the eleventh century and rebuilt over time. Of 105 meters long and 30 height, Besalú bridge is the symbol of the town and the main entrance to the old town.

You can not leave Besalú without visiting the synagogue and miqvé. Discovered in 1964, is the first and only building of its kind found in the Iberian Peninsula and the third of the ten that currently exist across Europe. The archaeological excavations are continually Besalú do nothing but extend the long list of sights of the town.

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