May 18, 2014

A happy fishing family in Besalu, Catalonia, Spain



Catalan weekend tour: Collioure - Ceret - Prats de Mollo La Preste
(all in French Catalonia. For the rest of the tour it will be: Spanish Catalonia ):
Molló - Camprodon - Castellfollit de La Roca - Besalu
and then back to Collioure.
 
Today: The medival village Besalu in Catalonia

From the old town Besalu by the river of Fluvia I present today a photo of a happy family by the shores of the river out fishing on this fine Sunday in May.
 
 
Find above a photo (2 stitched) of the old medieval bridge crossing the river Fluvia
 
From the net:
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. Wilfred the Hairy, credited with the unification of Catalonia, was Count of Besalú. The town was also the birthplace of Raimon Vidal, a medieval troubadour.

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.
 

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