Photographer's Note

One of the loveliest villages in Catalunya, ancient Besal˙, standing at the confluence of the Rios Fluvia and Capellades, is almost totally medieval, though its importance as a strategic and commercial centre goes back even further than that to Roman times. Its Plaša de la Libertat is surrounded by medieval buildings and from the square the Carrer del Pont leads to one of the finest 11th century Romanesque bridges in Spain, complete with cobbles and gateways. It was damaged during the Civil War when two of its arches were blown up, but today this is hardly noticeable. Just into the village from the bridge is sited a "mikwah", a jewish ritual bath, one of the only three in Europe. Hope you enjoy!

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