Walking on 2000 years of history and the Medieval town of Besalú
Duration: 1 day
Type: Walking – Culture
Start time: 9.30h
End time: 18.00h
Meeting point: Girona
Returning point: Girona
Distance: 4,5 km
Itinerary: Girona – Besalú – Girona
Featured places: La Rambla/plaça catalunya – Barrio judio – Catedral – la muralla – Valle de San Daniel – San Pere de Galligants – volcan el Croscat – Pueblo medieval Besalú – shopping Besalú
We start in the heart of the city at the Plaça Catalunya, which links the old and new town to the main walking area, the Rambla and Plaça del Vi (town hall square).
Afterwards, we delve into the medieval narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter that lead us to Cathedral Square, a magnificent Baroque courtyard in the heart of the historical town, that was made famous in the HBO series Game of Thrones, where we pay a visit to the Cathedral of Girona, a crown jewel of the Catalan Gothic.
Later, from the city wall, we enjoy the stunning views over the city and the area around it, and then proceed to Saint Daniel valley, an alternative neighbourhood in Girona, surrounded by green areas, fountains, and the small stream Galligants, that takes its name from the Romanesque monastery of the same name, St. Pere de Galligants.
On the footsteps of the church of Sant Feliu, we reach our restaurant for today, to enjoy the delicious gastronomy that our area has to offer.
Lunch in high quality and centenary house restaurant of 1892. Family restaurant for five generations, with typical Catalan food and local cuisine.
Besalú was chosen, a few years ago, as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.
The impressive entrance to the town by the 11th-century bridge has been immortalised by many artists.
Then, we delve into the narrow streets of this important medieval town and discover its important Jewish heritage, walk alongside the river Fluvià, and learn about the history of the old Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Besalú, whose construction finished in 1003 AD and represents an impressive example of the first Catalan Romanesque.
We then proceed with a walk on the wall and enjoy some free time in the main square (Freedom square).
9.30 – 13.00: Guided tour of Girona old town
13.00 – 15.00: Lunch in a concerted restaurant in Girona
15.00 -15-30: Transportation from Girona to Besalú
15.30 -17.30: Guided walk through Besalú
17.30 – 18.00: Transportation from Besalú to Girona
Entrance fee to Girona Cathedral
Lunch in high quality and centenary house restaurant of 1892.
Transportation to/from Besalú
Transportation from Barcelona (on request)
Nordic poles (no extra cost)
- Wear walking shoes
- Don’t forget to bring sunscreen
- Face masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn during briefings stops, transport in the vehicle, or whenever social distancing is not possible
- In case of adverse weather conditions, your booking can be transferred to a different date, depending on availability
If you want to see the available dates for this tour, click on the BOOK button. This will direct you to the availability calendar where the tour details will be shown and the booking can be confirmed.
We would love to arrange a private vehicle, a private guide, and lunch at a private table just for you and your group (according to the COVID-19 measures required at the time of booking).
The prices for a private tour are as follows:
2 persons: 350 € / person
3 persons: 250 € / person
4 persons: 190 € / person
+5 persons: 150 € / person