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Besalu, Besalu, Spain
+34 972 59 12 40
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Interesting medieval Jewish ritual bath

The mikveh (miqve in Catalan) is an interesting medieval Jewish ritual bath in very good condition... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Killian D
Barcelona, Spain
What a great experience!

This was such a unique opportunity being able to see this centuries old artifact. There are so few... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Ellicott City, Maryland
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Besalu, Besalu, Spain
+34 972 59 12 40
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mikveh (miqve in Catalan) is an interesting medieval Jewish ritual bath in very good condition; it was practically untouched and unseen for centuries as it had been buried and built over, and was only rediscovered in the 20th century. It is one of the...More

Thank Killian D
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This was such a unique opportunity being able to see this centuries old artifact. There are so few of these still in existence. Despite how old it is, it was only found in the last 50 years so its in very good condition. You have...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Proof if ever need that once upon a time, ethnic minorities lived side by side with the host community and thrived, till the next edict or expulsion

Thank outwitthefairies
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We paid the few euros and had basically a private tour (get tickets at the visitor's center before the bridge). It was like stepping back into time.

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a pretty small town with middle ages streets, bridge, tower, houses and church. The most fascinating spot however is the Jewish purification ceremonial bath (mikvah). In contrast to the synagogue on top of it, the bath, which was built below is very well...More

Thank Amir D
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was one of our most moving experiences in Spain. To visit a mikveh that hasn't been used in over 600 years but is still in perfect condition was very special.

Thank NahumS
Reviewed 24 August 2016

It would have been nice if it were open. There were a couple of tours, but we were too late for that, and I'd have like to have been able to go in regardless.

Thank Phoenix_redux
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Besalu offers a great perspective of an old Jewish quarter including a miqve and the remaining ruins of a synagogue. The town itself is worth at least a couple of hours stroll.

Thank JoseEduardoBtesh
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

To see such a well preserved site is rare! For Thisbe interested in Jewish life in the 12th and 13th centuries, thus well preserved mikvah should not be missed. Pick the key up at the tourist info office.

Thank Benita R
Reviewed 26 September 2015

There are medieval migvaot (mikves) in Besalu and in Girona. Besaule is the more beauttfiul and beter preserved authentic village. Girona has the bigger story and a Jewish museum. We visited both with GironaExperience (Carmi and Ramon). Very worthwhile and beautiful. Don't plan on the...More

Thank lpslps
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