Besalú & La Garrotxa
Besalú is a medieval town that boasts one of the most well-preserved historic and artistic centres in Catalonia, which includes Romanesque and Gothic churches and monuments.
One of the town’s most notable features is the Jewish Quarter and its Mikveh, or ritual bath, which is the only medieval Jewish bathhouse to have been discovered on the Iberian Peninsula to date.
The magnificent Romanesque bridge over the River Fluvià is another of the historical vestiges of the County of Besalú.
The Garrotxa region is the county of volcanoes: within the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park you can visit the well-known volcanoes of Santa Margarida, Croscat and Roca Negra. The first has a spectacular crater, with the unique feature that inside it nestles a little chapel of Romanesque origin.
Midway between Santa Pau and Olot lies the Fageda d’en Jordà, a bucolic beechwood. Other towns of interest include Santa Pau, Beget, Sant Feliu de Pallerols and Els Hostalets d’en Bas.
We are just 40 min away.