The best tour of Besalú! Jewish Besalú with official guide certified by the Generalitat.

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: Catalan, English, Spanish, French
Guru: Yolanda
Registered on August 10, 2020

Hello travelers! I'm Yolanda, the only and unique official licensed local guide in Besalú. I speak 5 languages and I'm currently improving in two more. I can guide you as an official licensed guide all around Catalonia, but I live in Besalú and I'm proud of this beautiful town full of history. I consider myself easy going and kind to people, adapting myself to the needs you may have during the tour. I love meeting and talking with people from other countries. I've traveled around the world and I have lived in different places.From Paris to Istanbul, passing through Miami :) Now I have chosen the country side to live, and Besalú is this little place full of history that I want you to discover. Big cities are ok but the history, beauty and tranquility of Besalú are unforgettable. You can not miss it. I'm waiting for you!!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

You will enjoy the best tour of Besalú with the only official guide in the city. I am an Official Guide of Catalonia and I live in this amazing little town of Besalú. I will let you discover the secrets of the Jewish community and the Miqvé, one of the oldest Jewish baths in the world. History, secrets and legends await you in Besalú. If you come on Tuesday, you can buy fresh products from the region at the weekly market. We start the tour crossing the beautiful 12th century bridge while having an incredible panoramic view of Besalú and traveling back in time. On the other side of the bridge, the narrow streets, the medieval squares and the old stone houses take us back to other times when the city was one of the most important in Catalonia. We will enter the Jewish quarter, and there the jewel of Besalú will welcome us with open arms: the Miqvé, the best preserved Jewish ritual bath in the world. From the synagogue square we will have a unique panoramic view of the Romanesque bridge. We continue to the old church of the Sant Pere monastery, consecrated more than 1000 years ago, the Sant Julià Romanesque hospital for pilgrims and the mezuzah, which is preserved in one of the medieval buildings. We finish the tour with a shot of our typical liquor made from green walnuts and aromatic herbs: ratafia.

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  • Meeting point:
    Carrer del Pont, 2, 17850 Besalú, Gir...
    Carrer del Pont, 2, 17850 Besalú, Girona, Spain
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    I'll wait for you at the entrance of the Romanesque bridge. I will wear my official yellow leader badge

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Ilana 26 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Yolanda is very knowledgeable and passionate about about history of the region Catalonia, Besalu and Spain in general. She gave us comprehensive explanations about everything and she is very fun to be around! We would highly recommend Yolanda as your next tour guide in Besalu! Ilana and Felix
Jesús 10 Sep 2023
Sant Vicenç dels Horts

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Esperando esperando y viendo q no venia, le escribimos por la app. Me contesto al wasap. Explicando q la app canceló todos los turs suyos, pero el mío al reservar un día antes la app no lo hizo. Me pidió disculpas.
Rafa 08 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Rocío 05 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Yolanda fue en todo momento una excelente guia, dinámica, divertidas, contando la historia de tal manera que nunca se olvida, el mejor free tour que hemos hecho con mucha diferencia! Gracias Yolanda y si volvemos no dudes que te veremos 🌹😘
Celia 26 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Increíble el trato de Yolanda. Recomiendo conocer Besalú de su mano ya que es la mejor forma de hacerlo, de una manera entretenida y con muchísimo rigor.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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