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It seems to be quite difficult to reach Besalu by Public Transport. We hired a car in Barcelona to travel around in Catalunya for 4 days. In earlier years I travelled in Spain either by my own car or by train and bus. But now I was around with a small car with Spanish licence and this gave me entirely new insights into the rude style of driving and conduct among local drivers. it seems that Spanish drivers behaved much more politely towards drivers of foreign cars...
Written Mar 29, 2006
If you like liquors, Besalú is also known for its Ratafia. Its a kind of liquor or brandy flavoured with different herbs and it is typical of the Mediterranean areas of Italy, Spain and France. Ratafia Catalana is a Geographical Denomination (DG) and has its origins in the Catalan Pyrenees and particularly appreciated in this area but also in Languedoc in France. If you are fond of this kind of liquors don’t miss the Ratafia Fair of Besalú, every year on 29-30th November.
By the way: the quality of the picture is not good because of the bad lightning, not because of the Ratafia :-)))
Updated Jul 31, 2010
Culinary traditions of this area of Cataluñya are wonderfully represented in the local restaurants...but the Bonka brand coffee leaves a lot to be desired!
Updated Nov 25, 2009