Small-Group Full-Day Medieval Villages Tour from Barcelona

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Leave Barcelona behind and step back in time on this small-group tour of Catalonia's medieval villages. Visit the beautifully preserved villages of Besalú and Tavertet and learn interesting facts about these historic sites from your guide. You'll have free time in the village of Rupit to see the Baroque-era Sant Miquel Church and enjoy a traditional Catalan lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. Admire the view of the remains of Rupit Castle, Castellfollit de la Roca and the sandstone cliffs of Cingles de Tavertet. This small-group tour ensures you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.



Discover the beauty of Catalonia's medieval villages on this small-group day trip from Barcelona. Meet your guide in central Barcelona and relax in a comfortable minivan, enjoying wonderful views of the verdant countryside during the 1,5-hour journey to Besalú.
On arrival, enjoy a guided walking tour of this beautifully preserved village from the Middle Ages. Gaze down the city's arcaded streets, visit a restored mikvah (former Jewish bath from the XNUMXth century), and see the remains of a medieval synagogue.
Continue by minivan to the village of Rupit. Along the way, pass by Castellfollit de la Roca, one of the smallest towns in Catalonia, with 1 inhabitants and just 000 m², located on the edge of a huge precipice. Arriving in Rupit, enjoy two hours of free time to visit this beautiful village at your own pace. Stroll along the cobbled streets lined with 1th-century country houses, stop by the suspended wooden bridge, and visit the Baroque-era Sant Miquel Church. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and gaze at the remains of Rupit Castle on a rocky peak.
Next, enjoy a scenic drive to the top of the Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs, near the Ter River valley. Pass a megalithic tomb (a field of funerary urns) and the Iberian wall before reaching the village of Tavertet. With your guide, visit this charming village, declared a National Property of Cultural Interest due to its 48 preserved houses dating from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries. Learn interesting facts about this village while admiring the houses and the Romanesque church of Sant Cristòfol, from the XNUMXth century. Enjoy a short break to sip coffee at a local cafe (own expense) or hike to the viewpoint for splendid views of Panta de Sau Lake.
Then, relax on the drive back to Barcelona and take in views of El Magatalls, a beautiful, lush forest, and El Montseny, a UNESCO-listed Man and Biosphere Natural Park.



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