5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerOct 1, 2019
Not a tourist trip but still very amazing sights and tastes. You should try a xuixo at a local bakery.
Girona is a compact place with more than 2,000 years of history. The Romans settled here, as did the Visigoths and the Moors. At its heart is one of Spain’s best-preserved medieval quarters. With rivers flowing through it and lying close to the Pyrenees, the city is also popular with nature lovers. Hike and bike through mountains, navigate picturesque waterways and tour centuries-old buildings.
Familiarize yourself with Girona’s long history in the old quarter. Walk up 90 steps to reach the Cathedral of Girona, a magnificent Romanesque, gothic and baroque structure built between the 11th and 18th centuries. The cathedral's exterior was used in the filming of season six of Game of Thrones. Visit other city locations that appeared in the global TV hit, including the 12th-century Arab baths. See pagan and early Christian sarcophagi in the Church of Sant Feliu, Girona's first cathedral. Walk on the city’s ancient walls, the Passeig de la Muralla.
Uncover more of Girona’s past in the Archeology Museum of Girona, the Museum of Jewish History and the Girona History Museum.
With a mountainous backdrop and the confluence of four rivers, Girona has extensive natural beauty. Hike through La Devesa and Les Ribes del Ter parks, located on either side of the River Ter. Kayak along the waterway and take a mountain bike trip in the Gavarres Mountains. During winter, enjoy the ski resorts of the Girona Pyrenees.
To get to Girona, fly into Barcelona's international airport, 68 miles (110 kilometers) away. Alternatively, arrive by road or rail from France. Girona is just 40 miles (65 kilometers) from the French border. Get around by taxis, rental bikes and local buses. A rental car is a good idea for traveling farther afield, although several intercity bus routes connect the city with the rest of Catalonia.
Girona offers a wealth of cultural and historical gems and is gateway to some of Catalonia’s stunning natural scenery.
Historical Buildings, Monuments and Golf
Girona Cathedral is a top museum in Girona with a rich history. While in this walkable area, you can savor the lively bars.
Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Onyar River during your travels in Girona. While in this walkable area, you can savor the lively bars.
Dig into the multicultural legacy of Girona and immerse yourself in Salvador Dalí’s surrealistic world at his theater-museum in Figueres. Learn about these 2 important Catalan cities and get insider tips about places to visit or simply wander through the charming streets at your own pace.
This tour combines ancient culture with seaside towns and gives you the best of both worlds. Discover Girona's cultural richness and architectural heritage. Glimpse the breathtaking cliffs, beaches, and coves along Costa Brava.
Embark on a 2-part adventure to explore the largest city in northern Catalonia as well as Barcelona's architectural marvels. Venture to vibrant Girona in the morning, and then spend the afternoon discovering Gaudí's modernist masterpieces as you visit sites like the Sagrada Família and Park Güell.
Blending art, architecture & history, this day trip showcases the best of Catalonia - arguably Spain’s most fascinating region. Walk through the mind of a (bizarre) genius at the Dalí Museum; relax over lunch in a Medieval village; and take to the streets of one of the most beautiful towns; Girona.
Experience 2 of Catalonia's most celebrated destinations on this full-day expedition. Spend the morning strolling along the riverfront in colorful Girona, and then return to Barcelona for an afternoon outing to the mountain-flanked monastery of Montserrat.
Classes are between 2.5 to 3 hours and include the meal with the prepared food. The menu will change according seasonal products, however you will be the Chef. With your teachers help you will discover some of the well-kept secrets of the traditional cuisine.
S.R.Jul 21, 2019
Beautiful city with a lot of history.