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Jewish cemetery


Basic Information

Location Besalu, Spain
Country Spain
City Besalu
Address Besalu, Spain

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 42.1971,2.70550


In the Les Arrals or Les Forques area, on the left of the Banyoles road in the direction of Besalú, to be precise, in the wooded area known as the Campanar, a very spacious area can be documentally determined where the Jewish cemetery may have been located.

Manuel Montserrat i Grau initially believed there to be two Jewish cemeteries in Besalú, one on the outskirts of the parish of Sant Vicenç called Montjuïc and used in the 14th and 15th centuries, and the other located in Campanyà alongside the parish of Sant Martí de Capellada, documented in around 1369. Later, he revised his opinion when he realised that the topographic denominations used in the documentation to refer to the fossar of the Jews (Campanyà, Reial, Montjuïc) were referring to the same place.

The Jewish cemetery area has not yet been subject to any archaeological intervention.

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