Besalú - Surroundings

Today, thanks to many new and well-extended streets, you can easily get into the sleepy backland of the Costa Brava. The landmark of Besalú is Pont Fortificat, a romantic bridge from the 11th century with its mighty towers of defense and the striking bend in its middle.

In the Middle Ages, travellers had to pay road tolls to pass the bridge. Today, you can get into the city without having to pay. In the district El Call you can still find traces of the Jewish community from the end of the 15th century. The ritually bath (the Mikwah), which originally was located next to the synagogue, is the only bath which still exist in Spain.

The church of Sant Pere is located in the centre...