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Miqve

Besalu, Besalu, Spain
972591240
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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 2 weeks ago
_jordanselzer90
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Ellicott City, Maryland
Before 1492 Jews n Moslems lived in Spain

Proof if ever need that once upon a time, ethnic minorities lived side by side with the host... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
outwitthefairies
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Reviewed 9 September 2015

The tourist office specifically marked the mikve, so we headed there while wandering around the village. It was locked when we got there, but a tour arrived and they opened it. Then shockingly we were not allowed in, even to look. She told us that...More

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