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Miqve

Besalu, Besalu, Spain
+34 972 59 12 40
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Spiritual experience

You have to make arrangements to get in to the mikveh - it is behind locked doors. Once you get in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
markinRB
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California
An amazing historical find...

Besalu has a Mikveh a Jewish religion purification bath, from around 15c discovered in 20c below a... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Nightowl0808
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Besalu, Besalu, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to make arrangements to get in to the mikveh - it is behind locked doors. Once you get in, it is a stone room with wonderful acoustics, and the parts of the mikveh are in excellent shape and clearly defined. We saw it...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Besalu has a Mikveh a Jewish religion purification bath, from around 15c discovered in 20c below a contemporary building where once stood an early synagogue The condition is absolutely pristine, the stone work as new. Significant to a thriving Jewish community in this region of...More

Thank Nightowl0808
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

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
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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 24 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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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