Besalú is a town in the Garrotxa region, located at 150 metre 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.