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A must for any bridge lover, this medieval bridge is the jewel of the village and also its symbol. Its origin is unknown but we already have some news about it by the year 1075. The main structure should be from that period. During its long life it has been modified several times to protect the village from floods and enemy attacks. The defence towers for example are from the XIVth century. I read somewhere that it has this strange non linear shape to adapt itself to the river currents. It has some sense to me. Cross the main gate, go down by the river banks . . . any point shows you a different and beautiful perspective of the bridge. The view of Besalú from the other side of Fluvià river is very beautiful.

Visit Besalú: this little town in deep Catalunya has a rich past which is still reflected in its streets and monuments, being Besalú one of the most beautiful and interesting medieval ensemble of Catalunya (pictures 2 -5).

Directions: La Garrotxa (Girona)

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  • Updated Jul 31, 2010
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