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Carrer del Portalet

  • Carrer del Portalet
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Description

El Portalet is a cobbled street born behind Sant Pere monastery, which drops down between the old hospital of Sant Julià and the Casa dels Astruc. It is one of the oldest streets in Besalú and it is believed to have been built between the 9th and 10th centuries. Although its name has varied throughout history, the present one refers to an ancient gate of the wall located near the river Fluvià. This gate connected the town with the path that followed the river.