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This village, located in the FluviÓ valley, was the capital of the county of Besal˙ from the 10C to the 12C. Its historic centre is home to one of Catalonia's most impressive Romanesque districts. Note the remains of ramparts, several medieval buildings adorned with fine gemelled windows, and a handsome Romanesque fortified bridge, begun in the 12C and subsequently restored on several occasions.
This town has, in the mediaeval narrow streets that make up its urban layout, diverse examples of the co-existence between the Jewish community that had settled in the area at the beginning of the Middle Ages and the Christian population. Samples of this are the churches of Sant Pere, Sant Vicenš, Santa Maria and Sant MartÝ, which are set in harmony with remains of Jewish culture, such as the miqwÚ, or Jewish baths, and the traditional structure of the streets of the call or Jewry.
Besal˙ started to gain importance as the independent capital of the region in 902, after the death of Guifre el Pelos, (Wilfred the Hairy), but lost this status years later, when it became part of the House of Barcelona.
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Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
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Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
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Antic Hospital de Sant JuliÓ
Antic Hospital de Sant JuliÓ
Monestir de Sant Pere
Monestir de Sant Pere
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Besal˙. Riu FluviÓ
Besal˙. Riu FluviÓ
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Riu FluviÓ
Riu FluviÓ
Plaša de la Llibertat
Plaša de la Llibertat
Plaša de la Llibertat
Plaša de la Llibertat
Monestir de Sant Pere
Monestir de Sant Pere
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Monestir de Sant Pere
Monestir de Sant Pere
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Besal˙. Pont Medieval
Besal˙. Pont Medieval
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Cadira per la Pau
Cadira per la Pau
Besal˙. Riu FluviÓ
Besal˙. Riu FluviÓ
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Besal˙
Besal˙
Besal˙
EsglÚsia de Sant Vicenš
EsglÚsia de Sant Vicenš
Camps de La Garrotxa
Camps de La Garrotxa
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