Castell de Rupit

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From Barcelona: Medieval Villages Day Tour

1. From Barcelona: Medieval Villages Day Tour

Discover the medieval villages of Catalonia on a guided small group tour around the area. Visit Besalú, Rupit, and Travertet, with a mix of free time to explore and storytelling from your guide. Meet your guide in central Barcelona in the morning before setting off for a drive through the heart of the Catalan countryside to the ancient town of Besalú. When you arrive, take a guided walk through this beautifully preserved village from the Middle Ages. Admire the town's arcaded streets, visit a restored mikveh (an old Jewish bath from the 12th century), and see the remains of a medieval synagogue. Continue by minivan to the village of Rupit. En route, you’ll pass Castellfollit de la Roca, one of the smallest towns in Catalonia with just 1,000 inhabitants living in just 3,280 square feet of space, located on the edge of a basalt precipice. When you arrive in Rupit, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore this beautiful village at your leisure. Wander along the cobblestone streets lined with 16th-century country houses, stop by the hanging wooden bridge, and visit the Baroque-era Church of Sant Miquel. Purchase lunch at a local restaurant and see the remains of the Castle of Rupit perched on a rocky peak. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to the top of the Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs. Pass a megalithic tomb (a field of funerary urns) and then the Iberian Wall before reaching the village of Tavertet. With your guide, tour this charming village, which has been declared a National Property of Cultural Interest due to its 48 preserved houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. Learn about the village as you admire the houses and the 11th-century Romanesque Church of Sant Cristòfol. Enjoy a short break for coffee at a local café at your own expense or walk to the viewpoint to admire stunning views over the Panta de Sau Lake. Then, relax on the drive back to Barcelona and take in views of El Magatalls, a beautiful lush forest, and El Montseny, a UNESCO Man and Biosphere-listed natural park.

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What people are saying about Castell de Rupit

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 146 reviews

A very pretty getaway off the beaten track in a more secret Catalonia that not all tourists have the chance to discover. Our guide, Carlos, strives to make the tour interactive and takes great care of the group. The excursion is a little expensive, but it is the price of originality and it is worth it. The starting point is very easy to reach, just outside the Urquinaona metro. A word of advice: don't waste 2 hours eating hot meals in Rupit; a sandwich will suffice and you will have more time to stroll on the heights of the village which offer magnificent views.

Our guide Jordi was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job with narration and keeping the tour on track. The lunch recommendation was excellent and we really enjoyed that part of the day. it’s a long day with the bus ride both ways though so be prepared for that. We highly recommend

Jordi our driver an guide was passionate and very knowledgeable about the history of Catalunya, he’s energy was positive the whole day, the experience was unbelievable, the towns we visited were all magical. Thank you Jordi for this amazing experience.

Rodrigo was an excellent guide and driver. The trip itself to the villages took place according to the described activities. Rupit was by far the most beautiful village among them, also due to the very good family-owned restaurants there.

Wonderful guide and one of the best tours I’ve been on!