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Medieval Village Day Trip from Barcelona. During this one-day excursion with a small group, you will travel back in time as you see the picturesque mediaeval villages and breathtaking landscape located outside of Barcelona.
Visit the picturesque village of Besal and see its Jewish spa and synagogue, both of which date back to the Middle Ages. The next stop is the small village of Rupit, where you may explore the remnants of an old fortress as well as the baroque Church of Sant Miquel. Spend the last part of the day in the region around Tavertet, making a point to stop and take in the sights of the sandstone cliffs.
Upon arriving at the first incredibly well-preserved Pyrenees village, you will find yourself in the midst of an impressive network of hiking and walking paths. The loudest sounds you’ll hear on this small-group day trip from Barcelona are streams, rivers, waterfalls, and the occasional sheep, cow, bull, or goose.
This is a day of great mountains, excellent views, amazing history, and a superb four-course lunch at a traditional Catalan restaurant. After a short drive from bustling Barcelona, we’ll begin by exploring winding cobblestone streets and stone houses dating back more than 500 years, with unique photo opportunities at every turn.
Following coffee or tea and a local pastry at one of the town cafes – included in your package – your guide will take you through the streets of this medieval town for yet another fantastic history lesson and plenty of great photos. We’ll duck out of the village for a light hike through wooded trails and cliff-top lookouts: streams, rivers, waterfalls, and spectacular views of deep canyons and forested valleys. Those opting out can relax on a river-view terrace and enjoy the sun, have a drink, and read a book till the others return.