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

Hotel Hilton Girona

Girona

In the heart of the beautiful area of Girona, we find the…

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AC Palau Bellavista

Girona

The AC Palau hotel in Bellavista is a modern urban hotel with…

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Girorooms Girona Apartaments i Lofts

Girona

Apartments and studios with a price starting at one night according to…

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Bellmirall Pensió Bed and Breakfast

Girona

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

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Girona Central Suites

Girona

Fantastic apartment very well it located, fully equipped with large bedrooms. It…

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Apartament El Reientinc

Girona (a 1.3 Km)

The Reientinc is a town house located in the San Daniel Valley,…

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Hotel Can Bo de Pau

Salt (a 3.3 Km)

Can Bo de Pau is located in an old house dating from…

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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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Where to eat

Restaurant Artusi

Girona

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

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El Museu del Vi

Girona

One of the most known of Girona. If you want to check…

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Restaurant Pirineus

Celrà (a 7.5 Km)

We have a didactic and cheerful kitchen at the same time that…

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Restaurant la Sala de Farners

Santa Coloma de Farners (a 18.7 Km)

-xurrasco Specialties such as meat, steak and lamb, among others, grilled and…

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Restaurant l'Horta

Bellcaire d'Empordà (a 24.9 Km)

A la Huerta de Bellcaire we offer a homemade cuisine, prepared with…

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Restaurant Abrasa'm

Pals (a 27 Km)

Abrasa'm Pals is born from the passion for restoration, esteem for the…

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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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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

Gironès, Terra de Passeig

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Fugir Room Escape Girona

Girona

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Fundació Mona

Riudellots de la Selva (a 9.5 Km)

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Hotel Balneari Vichy Catalan

Caldes de Malavella (a 16.2 Km)

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Terracotta Museu

La Bisbal d'Empordà (a 18.7 Km)

The purpose of the Terracotta Museum of Ceramics is to conserve and…

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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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El Pessebre de Bàscara

Bàscara (a 20.9 Km)

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Globus Empordà

Colomers (a 20.4 Km)

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Events

Autumn Festival in Sant Gregori

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Almogàvers Race in Sant Gregori

22/09/2019

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Festival of Sant Julià de Ramis

20/09/2019 - 22/09/2019 ...

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Santa Tecla Fair in Cassà de la Selva

20/09/2019 - 22/09/2019

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Milestone Project in Girona

02/09/2019 - 22/09/2019

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