10 del Pont
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The medieval town of Besalú is one of Catalonia's most beautiful spots. See the spectacular bridge and enjoy a break at tea room 10 del Pont.
Type #Besalú into Instagram or Pinterest and thousands of images of the Pont Vell (Old Bridge) will appear. Each day, the cobbles of the bridge bear the weight of tourists who've come from all over the world to marvel at this photogenic spot and enjoy the extensive history, which covers various periods, of this county town that's one of Catalonia's best-preserved medieval sites. Once you've done the required selfie on the bridge, head for the Call Jueu (Jewish Quarter) to seek out 10 del Pont. As soon as you open the door of this stone-covered tea room, a thousand aromas will invade your senses, just like those stalls with numerous bags full of spices that you find in Moroccan souks. At this small, charming place you can taste different varieties of tea – from the classic green tea with mint to tea with apple and kiwi, as well as Sir Stuart (a mix of green tea with black tea, cardamom, fennel, ginger and rose petals). If you're not such a fan of tea, you'll also find herbal infusions, coffee and hot chocolate, as well as pastries to go with your drink. For a great view to accompany your break, sit on the terrace that gives onto the Plaça de la Sinagoga, where you'll find an excellent photographic alternative to the typical perspective of Besalú bridge.
Pont Vell, 10
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 9am-3pm; Sat, Sun and public holidays 9am-8pm.|