Besalu – Catalonia

When considering our next destination, we try to find Aires which are free, have facilities and are within a place of interest. Sometimes we are lucky and our next port of call did not disappoint.  Besalu really was breathtaking.  A medieval town entered by crossing the Veijo bridge built around the 11th century, which has a  magnificent toll gate in the middle. It really does look like a film set from the Game of Thrones.

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Walking through the city gate through tiny cobbled streets, you can’t help but wonder about our ancestors and how they lived hundred of years ago.  It must have been a wealthy town as it has a large Jewish quarter and many fine houses.

A city gate from the 9th Century

Besalu was the capital of this region before Barcelona and it’s steeped in history.  We stayed 3 nights in this beautiful town and I was sad to leave.

 

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