Garrotxa Medieval Towns Tour
Travel back in time to discover medieval Catalan villages. We'll see the volcanic lands of La Garrocha and visit four towns: Vic, Besalú, Santa Pau and Castellfollit de la Roca.
Garrotxa Medieval Towns Tour
Between 8:30 am and 9:30 am we'll pick you up from your hotel in Barcelona and start the tour with a panoramic drive around Plaça Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia. Onboard the minibus we'll see Gaudí's signature buildings, such as Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, as we drive away from the city centre.
After an hour's drive, we'll arrive in Vic, our first stop on the tour. Accompanied by our guide, we'll discover the town's fascinating medieval past. We'll learn about how key events shaped the town like the Saracen invasion of the 9th century. We'll see the exteriors of monuments such as the Cathedral, the Episcopal Palace and a Roman temple.
Before returning to the minibus, we'll leave you with an hour of free time to recharge your batteries with the delicious cuisine of Vic.
We'll continue the excursion through the volcanic lands of the Natural Park of La Garrocha to reach Santa Pau. We'll enjoy a guided tour of this charming medieval village. The origin of this town date all the way back to the 13th century.
Our next stop will be another of the inland villages of the Costa Brava, Castellfollit de la Roca. The origin of the name of this village comes from its location on top of a large basalt hill. Strolling through its narrow streets we'll come to the church of Sant Salvador, where you'll find a viewpoint with incredible views of the mountains of the area and the river Fluvià.
Next, we'll head onto our last destination of the day, Besal, which has one of the best-preserved medieval ensembles in Catalonia. We'll visit its historic centre, declared a National Historic and Artistic Monument, and admire its most important buildings, such as the medieval bridge and the monastery of Sant Pere. We'll also learn about the legacy left in the village by the Jewish community that lived here between the 9th and 15th centuries.
We'll finish the excursion by dropping you off at your hotel between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
10 hours - 11 hours.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.
Hotel pickup and return transfer by minibus or coach
Food and drink
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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