Although it is uniquely placed in Iberic and Roman sites, Besalú is basically a medieval town.
It was the capital of the county between the IX th and XII th century. Due to the fact that many Jewish people went to live in Besalú, between the IX th and XV th century, it established an important Jewish community. A collection of monuments, situated in a small area shows its old splendour: The romanesque bridge (XI th century); romanesque churches of Sant Pere (X th century), Sant Vicens (IX th century), Santa Maria (XII th century), Sant Julià (XII th century); jewish baths (Mikwè), the only one in Spain (from the XII th to the XIII th century); medieval wall remains; Can Llaudes (civil romanesque); Tallaferro’ house (gothic style); the Main Square…
70 km away. of the ski stations of the Catalan Pyrenees (Vallter, La Molina) and 45 km away the best beaches of the Costa Brava (Roses, Cadaqués ...)
25 km away. from the volcanic area of Olot as well as a few minutes from prestigious golf courses (Torremirona, Peralada ...)
25 km away. of Figueres and the Dalí Museum 12 km. from the lake of Banyoles, the venue for world championships for regattas and the Olympic Games and 30 km from the City of Girona.