Girona

Province: Girona
Shire: Gironès
Inhabitants: 96236
Extension: 39,1 Km2
Altitude: 70 m

The city of Girona is located in a privileged location, northwest of Catalonia, between sea and mountain, right where the rivers Onyar, Guell, and Ter Galligants, and is the capital of the district with the same name.

Girona is one of the best preserved historical cities of Catalonia. Its history dates back to the first century, when the city was founded Gerunda Roman, from a walled fortress.

The Old Town of Girona, formerly bounded by medieval walls, is where the main monuments and architectural elements of the city, and is the most important tourist spot. Tilting the old quarter passes Onyar river that divides the city in two. Worth contemplating hanging Onyar houses, a group of houses of all colors that are suspended over the river. To cross the river and join the two parts of the city, there are four bridges: the bridge of stone or of Elizabeth II (1849), the iron bridge, also called the old fishmongers or Eiffel Bridge (1876), the bridge Gomez (1916) and railway viaduct (1876).

The Jewish quarter of Girona is the best preserved Jewish quarter of Catalonia, and was the second largest population of Catalonia (after Barcelona ), with about 300 inhabitants. The Jews lived in it for six hundred years.

Girona Cathedral was built between the twelfth and eighteenth centuries, and is decorated with Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque. Its nave is Gothic and is the widest in the world, with almost 23 meters wide, this is because it was originally intended to be built with three aisles, but during construction it was decided that a single ship. Also of note is the impressive staircase of 90 steps leading up to the cathedral, baroque style and built in the seventeenth century. Inside the museum of the cathedral we can see the Mural of Creation, of the eleventh century, a spectacular piece of 12 square meters.

Girona also has the largest urban park in the Catalan Countries: the Devesa Park, west of the city, situated at the confluence of the Ter, the Onyar and Güell. The park covers an area of ??40 hectares and has more than 2,500 banana trees more than 150 years, some over 55 meters high.

The monastery of San Pedro de Galligants is a former Benedictine abbey in Romanesque style, with Lombard style octagonal bell tower, was built from the year 992. Currently houses the collection of the Museum of Archaeology Girona in Catalonia.

In the modern era emphasizes the Farinera Teixidor noucentista a building from the early twentieth century by Rafael Maso and Valenti.

As says: Gerona love! And every day there are more tourists are carried away by the magic of this fantastic city. Year after year the Girona Costa Brava Airport, situated in Vilobí d'Onyar, 12 km from the city, is having more number of tourists, travelers not only pass, but people who want to learn this ancient city.

Where to sleep

Bellmirall Pensió Bed and Breakfast

Girona

Small establishment located in the center of Girona, near the Cathedral, the…

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Cal Rei Vinyes

Celrà (a 6.2 Km)

Isolated farmhouse with capacity for 18 people and exclusive rental for a…

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Hotel El Racó de Madremanya, Adults Only

Madremanya (a 11 Km)

Charming hotel in Girona on the Costa Brava, with 14 beautiful rooms…

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La Plaça de Madremanya

Madremanya (a 11 Km)

Hotel in an old farmhouse s. XIV-XV located in the center of…

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Can Vila

Sant Julià del Llor i Bonmatí (a 15.3 Km)

Can Vila is an old house with fantastic views of the English…

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Mas Ros Restaurant i Hotel

Cassà de la Selva (a 14.5 Km)

Enjoy a quiet and comfortable stay in our small and warm hotel.…

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Residència L’Estany - Federació Catalana de Rem

Banyoles (a 16.1 Km)

Residence of athletes has launched Catalan Rowing Federation. Located in the town…

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Hotel Balneari Vichy Catalan

Caldes de Malavella (a 16.2 Km)

The hot springs and sodium bicarbonate of Vichy Catalan Manantial emerge at…

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Where to eat

Restaurant Artusi

Girona

Located in the heart of the old town of Girona, Artusi restaurant…

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Mas Ros Restaurant i Hotel

Cassà de la Selva (a 14.5 Km)

Enjoy a quiet and comfortable stay in our small and warm hotel.…

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El Racó

Palamós (a 29.8 Km)

Mediterránia Pizzeria located at 200m from the sea on the promenade of…

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Restaurant La Calèndula

Regencós (a 29.1 Km)

La Calèndula Restaurant is located in the old theater of the medieval…

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La Xicra

Palafrugell (a 29.2 Km)

Market Cuisine in the heart of the Costa Brava, in an old…

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What to do

Xplore Girona - Escape Room Urbà

Girona

Live Girona like you have never done before, with an urban Escape…

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Tirgi Parc de les olors

Celrà (a 7.8 Km)

A place where you can reconnect with nature and discover the more…

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Fundació Mona

Riudellots de la Selva (a 9.5 Km)

The Mona Foundation is a non-profit organization that has a rescue and…

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Hotel Balneari Vichy Catalan

Caldes de Malavella (a 16.2 Km)

The hot springs and sodium bicarbonate of Vichy Catalan Manantial emerge at…

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Globus Barcelona

Barcelona (a 17.8 Km)

Discover the magic of a balloon flight balloon Barcelona. Balloon fly in…

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Globus Empordà

Colomers (a 20.4 Km)

Enjoy a balloon flight, a unique experience from the air with friends…

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El Pessebre de Bàscara

Bàscara (a 20.9 Km)

The Pessebre de Bàscara consists of two different parts, the first part…

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Celler Baronia de Vilademuls

Vilademuls (a 21.1 Km)

Come and visit our vineyards and winery and take a two-hour visit,…

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Events

Guided Tour 'Two Cloisters and a Master Builder Girona and…

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Sant Julià de Ramis Main Festival

23/09/2021 - 26/09/2021 ...

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September activities in Campllong

01/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

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International Basket Fair in Salt

02/10/2021 - 03/10/2021

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Autumn Festival in Sant Gregori

03/10/2021 ...

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