Small group Tour

The Jewish heritage of Besalú and Medieval Towns

Travel back in time to discover the jewels of the medieval era in the heartland of Catalonia.

Hotel Pick-up

Duration: 10h

Price: 95€

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    Half day or Full day tours

  • Pick-up and Drop-off

    At your Hotel or Apartment

  • Small Groups, Max. 8 people

    Or ask for a custom private tour

Availability
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Languages

On request (English or spanish)

Summary

Travel back in time to discover Besalú, Vic, Santa Pau and Castellfollit de la Roca. Soak up their medieval atmosphere and get impressed by wooden structures hanging over a meters high basalt cliff. Visit the most important corners of the of Vic, home of the Roman Temple and the Episcopal Museum. Head to the Garrotxa Natural Park and get inspired by the natural beauty, surrounding this volcanic area.

Tour highlights

  • Discover the gems of the city of Vic, with its old town, its cathedral and its markets.

  • Take a walk and discover the beautiful medieval town of Santa Pau.

  • Have an spectacular view of Castellfollit de la Roca and take a beautiful picture.

  • Enjoy the wildest natural landscape of la Garrotxa, as well as its unique light.

  • Visit Besalú, the most spectacular medieval town of Catalunya.

  • The small size of the group (max. 8 people) assures a personalized attention by the guide.

  • Pick-up and drop off to your accommodation.

Points of interest

  • Vic:
    Even though Vic has a big temple from the II Century proving that it was an important location during the Roman Period, after the Saracen invasion in 826 the city was destroyed. Thanks to its reconstruction in 878, a romanesque Cathedral was built, and the new city grew surrounding it. Vic is also known for its weekly markets in Plaça Major, where you can buy any kind of products. The most typical product is the local cold meat.

  • Santa Pau:
    This is the perfect example of historic Catalonia because of its big medieval heritage. This town is located in the center of the Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of La Garrotxa, surrounded by natural beauty. It is a must to take a walk through its charming streets and its Main Square with its vaulted porch.

  • Castellfollit de la Roca:
    This wonderful medieval town made of stone and wood is hanging from the cliff edge and controls the region from the heights. Even it is a very small town, its spectacular localisation makes it totally photogenic, offering the best picture to the visitors.

  • Besalú:
    Walk through the streets of Besalú and appreciate its huge architectonic riches, that proof that from the IX until the X Century was a very important county in Catalonia. Talking about medieval heritage, Besalú is one of the most spectacular and well preserved towns of Spain. In 1966, the medieval set was named Historical and Artistic National Monument because of its high architectonic value. From its monumental heritage, it has to be outlined the big inheritance left by the jewish community that lived in Besalú from the IX to the XV Century, which enriched the city. It is also mandatory to visit its spectacular romanesque bridge.

Tour Description

Start your medieval tour by getting picked up by your guide at your accommodation in Barcelona.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the comfort of the private vehicle for you and your small group.
On the road, listen to the stories, told by your guide, about the important and curious things that you will be going to discover. Get inspired by the beautiful natural scenery, on the way to your destination.
First, stop in Vic, one of the most important medieval cities in Catalonia. The city was destroyed during the Saracen invasion in the revolt against the Franks in the IX century.
Enjoy a walking tour and get immersed in the medieval atmosphere of the city, passing by the Plaça Major, the biggest square of Vic. Admire the old town hall, known as the Casa Comella, a 19th century modernist palace. Cherish the beautiful open space of the Main Square where fairs, markets and concerts are held.
Continue the walking tour in Vic to have a look to the Cathedral, a Spanish Catholic temple which crosses in its styles much of European architectural history, from Romanesque to Neoclassical, going through the full Gothic and the Baroque. Accompanied by your guide, discover the most interessant heritage like the Roman Temple and the Josep María sert’s painting in the Cathedral.
Enjoy some free time in Vic and take the chance to taste the typical Catalan gastronomy.
Continue your journey to other villages in medieval Catalonia like the beautiful village of Santa Pau or Castellfollit de la Roca with its ancient legends and curiosities.
Get amazed by this mysterious little medieval village, built on top of a 40 meters high basalt cliff. Take a break and make spectacular pictures of this special location.
Fall in love with Santa Pau, located in the heart of the Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of La Garrotxa. Get lost in its streets and soak up the medieval atmosphere, which mixes Gothic and Renaissance. Get an idea of how important the barony of Santa Pau should have been during the Middle Ages.
Finish your tour in beauty in Besalú, one of the best conserved medieval old towns of Catalonia, which was named Historical and Artistic National Monument in 1996. Discover its cultural and natural heritage, by walking through its narrow streets that will lead you to the center of the town. Get to know the importance of the Jewish community who lived in Besalú during the Middle Ages.
A large section of the original town walls which date back to the 12th century still remain intact and contain a number of old gateways into the town. Inside the walls, the old town of Besalú is a charming maze of stone walls and cobbled streets which have largely gone unmoved since the Middle Ages.
Finally, get blown away by Besalú’s masterpiece, the medieval bridge. This bridge is very famous in all the Catalan territory because of the views from this medieval architecture bridge with an antique and charming essence.

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Tour information

Included
  • Professional guide
  • Private transportation
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
  • Walking tour in Vic
  • Walking tour in Santa Pau
  • Stop in Castellfollit de la Roca
  • Walking Tour in Besalú
Not included
  • Any private expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
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