Castel Requesens - Catalonia, - Probably existing since the 9th century, the castle is mentioned for the first time in the 11th century. In the 19th century, the ruined castle was rebuilt in a neo-medieval style.
Besalú is a town in the comarca of Garrotxa, in Girona, Catalonia, Europe. The town's importance was greater in the early Middle Ages, as capital of the county of Besalú, whose territory was roughly the same size as the current comarca of Garrotxa but sometime extended as far as Corbières, Aude, in France. Wilfred the Hairy, credited with the unification of Catalonia, was Count of Besalú. The town was also the birthplace of Raimon Vidal, a medieval troubadour.