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Girona

Day 1

Accommodations: Girona (D)

Girona is a historic city known for its well-preserved medieval architecture, rich cultural heritage, and picturesque surroundings. It offers a perfect blend of history, art, and modern amenities.

Girona’s old town is a labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets, historic buildings, Roman and medieval walls, and charming squares. It’s a delight to explore on foot, with each corner revealing new architectural and cultural treasures. Because of its well-preserved medieval atmosphere, the city has featured in several renowned historic and fantasy films. As usual, the most prominent landmark in the old town is the cathedral. The Cathedral of Saint Mary features a combination of architectural styles, including Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque elements. The medieval Jewish Quarter is one of the best-preserved in Europe.

Girona
Girona

The River Onyar runs through the city center, lined on both sides by colorful homes, making it another highlight of the city. The river is spanned by the unique iron Eiffel Bridge, designed by the famous architect’s company.

Girona, a city with a rich tapestry of culture and history, offers more than just its stunning medieval architecture and picturesque riverfront. The city is a hub of gastronomic delights, boasting a vibrant culinary scene that celebrates traditional Catalan cuisine alongside modern interpretations. From cozy local taverns serving hearty stews and fresh seafood to upscale restaurants offering innovative dishes, Girona is a paradise for food enthusiasts.

Art lovers will find Girona a treasure trove with its numerous museums and galleries showcasing a diverse range of artworks, from contemporary Catalan artists to ancient artifacts. The Museum of Art (Museu d’Art de Girona) houses an impressive collection spanning Romanesque to modern art, while the Cinema Museum explores the history of cinema with interactive exhibits and screenings.

Girona’s festivals and events are also a vibrant reflection of its cultural dynamism. The Temps de Flors festival transforms the city each spring with stunning floral displays adorning its streets, courtyards, and historic buildings. The Girona Flower Festival is a celebration of creativity and natural beauty that draws visitors from around the world.

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