BARCELONA 2015 - BESALÚ
Besalú, is a town in the comarca
of Garrotxa, in Girona, Catalonia, Spain.

The town's importance was greater in the early
Middle Ages, as capital of the county of Besalú,
whose territory was roughly the same size as
the current comarca of Garrotxa but sometime
extended as far as Corbières, Aude, in France.

Besalú was designated as a historical national
property ("conjunt històric-artístic") in 1966.

The town's most significant feature is its
12th-century Romanesque bridge over the
Fluvià river, which features a gateway at its
midpoint.

The church of Sant Pere was consecrated in
1003. The town features arcaded streets and
squares and also a restored mikveh, a ritual
Jewish bath dating from
11th or 12th century,
as well as the remains of a medieval
synagogue, located in the lower town near the
river.