"Medieval Charm near the Costa Brava" Top 5 Page for this destination Besalú by surferob

Besalú Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 102 photos

An hour or so from Barcelona by car and not far from the French border lies the remarkably quaint village of Besalu. I was lucky enough to have a semi-local (my French friend who lives in Barcelona) take me there on a day trip from the city, otherwise I'd probably never have found it.

The town is tiny and quiet, or at least it was in wintertime. I would imagine it gets a fair bit of tourist traffic in the high season. This timing worked to our advantage, as we had the town seemingly all to ourselves on our weekday visit. Just a beautiful little place. And old, very old.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Glimpse of village life in Spain
  • Cons:None that I know of
  • In a nutshell:Perfect for a day-trip visit
  • Last visit to Besalú: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Hi nice to see yr page - id never heard of this place until I was visiting my friends in Blanes and was checking what was about for a day trip!so last month I blessed myself with a visit to this place....!

  • Anjutka's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2006 at 4:34 AM

    No, I have been there too:) Yeah, it is a small, but very lovely and quite town...I liked it!

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2006 at 2:34 PM

    I liked it too!

  • leffe3's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2005 at 12:53 AM

    Not familiar with this place at all. Beauty of VT! Looks delightful - shall have to include it in the itinerary for the hols later in the year!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2004 at 4:43 PM

    Simply amazing village! Wonderful pictures!


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