Catalan Medieval Villages Tour

Introduction

Indulge your passion for history on this full-day tour through the most historical Catalan villages. Visit Besalú, Tavertet, and Rupit to admire an amazing medieval architecture! 


   Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday    11 hours
Highlights

Visit three of the most charming Catalan villages: Besalú, Tavertet, and Rupit.

 

Enter a restored mikvé (purification pool of the XII century for Jewish rituals ) and explore the remains of a medieval synagogue.


Discover the imposing basaltic rock, the Castellfullit Cliff.
 

Step into the 11th-century Romanesque church of Sant Cristòfol or walk to the belvedere to admire the breathtaking view of Lake Panta de Sau.

Key details

LANGUAGE

This tour is available in English.

MEETING POINT/ RETURN POINT

C/Palau de la Musica, 1 - 08003, Barcelona. 

(The office is located directly opposite the famous Palau de La Musica.)  

SCHEDULE

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 08:30 AM

DURATION

Approximately 11 hours

Full description

Meet your guide in central Barcelona at 8.30am before setting off for a drive through the heart of the Catalan countryside to the ancient town of Besalú.

When you arrive, enjoy a guided walking tour of this beautifully preserved village from the Middle Ages. See the town's arcaded streets, visit a restored mikveh (an old Jewish bath from the 12th century), and see the remains of a medieval synagogue.

Continue your minivan travel towards the village of Rupit. On the way, pass by Castellfollit de la Roca, one of the smallest towns in Catalonia with 1,000 inhabitants in just 3,280 square feet (1,000 square meters), located on the edge of a basalt precipice.

When you arrive in Rupit, enjoy two hours of free time to visit this beautiful village at your own leisure. Wander along the cobblestone streets lined with 16th-century country houses, stop by the hanging wooden bridge, and visit the Baroque-era Church of Sant Miquel. Have lunch at a local restaurant (not included) and see the remains of the Castle of Rupit on a rocky peak.

Next, enjoy a scenic drive to the top of the Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs, located by the Ter river valley. Pass by a megalithic tomb -- a field of funerary urns -- and the Iberian Wall until you reach the village of Tavertet. With your guide, visit this charming village, declared a National Property of Cultural Interest due to its 48 preserved houses from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Learn interesting facts about this village as you admire the houses and the 11th-century Romanesque Church of Sant Cristòfol. Enjoy a short break to grab a coffee at a local café (not included) or walk to the viewpoint to admire stunning views over the Panta de Sau lake.

Then, relax on the drive back to Barcelona and observe the views of El Magatalls, a beautiful lush forest, and El Montseny, a UNESCO Man and Biosphere-listed natural park.

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Included

  • Catalan Medieval Villagestour departing from Barcelona.
  • Visit Besalú, Tavertet and Rupit
  • Professional guide.
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minivan or mini bus.
  • Small-group tour.

Excluded

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Meals or dinks.
  • Other services not specified.
  • Gratuities (optional).

Cancelation rules

Additional info

Nearest town

Nearest Airport

Reviews

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I loved the tour! Lots of history and amazing mountain views! My experience was unforgettable, the guide made this excursion with its villages, its culture and its landscapes perfect! The tour has exceeded my expectations.
Suzanne Mason

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