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Besalú is a town in the Garrotxa region, located at 150 metres above sea level, covering an area of 4.81 km2.

Bisuldunum, as its origins suggest, was a fortress between two rivers: the Fluvià in the south and the Capellades in the north. Well communicated, Besalú is located at the meeting point of three regions: Alt Empordà, Pla de l'estany and Garrotxa.

Besalú began to gain importance as the capital of an independent county following the death of Guifré el Pilós (902). It lost this status with the death of Bernat III- son-in-law of Ramon Berenguer III- leaving no suvirvors. As a result, Besalú became part of Barcelona. In 1966, it was declared a "National Historic-Artistic Ensemble" due to its high architectural value.

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