Girona Spain Travel Guide


Girona Spain Travel Guide
A Vagabond Life

Girona Spain Travel Guide A Vagabond Life

Nestled in the heart of Catalonia, Girona is a captivating gem awaiting discovery by travelers seeking a taste of Spain’s rich history and breathtaking landscapes. As you step into this enchanting city, you’ll find yourself transported to a world where medieval charm meets modern sophistication.

Girona’s history is a tapestry of conquests and cultural exchanges. Founded by the Romans over two thousand years ago, it witnessed the rise and fall of various civilizations, including the Visigoths and Moors. In the Middle Ages, it became a thriving center of trade and culture, with its stunning Old Town showcasing Gothic and Romanesque architecture that has been impeccably preserved. The city’s fortifications, including the renowned city walls, offer a glimpse into its strategic importance throughout history.

Beyond its historical allure, Girona boasts a vibrant culinary scene, with world-class restaurants and local markets offering an array of delectable Catalan dishes. Wander through the picturesque Jewish Quarter, explore the vibrant colors of the Onyar River houses, or visit the imposing Girona Cathedral.

Whether you’re an architecture enthusiast, a food lover, or simply seeking to immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of a well-preserved medieval city, Girona promises an unforgettable Spanish adventure that will leave an indelible mark on your travel memories.

Girona Spain Map

Girona Spain Map
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Girona Spain

How To Get To Girona Spain

Getting to Girona
Train

Girona is on the main north – south train line so it is an easy stop if travelling to / from France on the high speed train.

From Barcelona you can get either a high speed train or a slower local train. The trip takes about about 1 hour on the slower train and is a far more costs effective way of the two train options.

Trains depart from Barcelona Sants regularily.

Bus

Spains main long distance bus company Alsa run regular services Barcelona to Girona as does Flixbus.

Weather
Girona has a mid climate with average temperatures between 2 degrees celsius in the winter trhough to 30 degrees celsius in the summer.

Things To See & Do In Girona Spain

Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona

Girona Church Spain
Girona Church
Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona

The cathedral sits high on top of a hill over looking the city and surrounding countryside. A simple Christian church occupied the site until the Moors conquest of Iberia, when the church was converted into a mosque in 717. When the Franks reconquered the city in 785  the church was reconsecrated in 908.

Restored in 1015 the church and its cloister were rebuilt in Romanesque style. The bell tower was completed in 1117. In 1416 the cathedral was rebuilt again which included a Gothic nave which is the Gothic nave in the world and the second largest in the world after the one is St Peters Basilica in Rome.

Gardens of Girona

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Girona Park
Girona Park
Jardins de Muralia Girona

Explore the stunning and peaceful gardens behind the Cathedral, escape the busy streets of Girona to this lovely park.

Explore the Streets of Girona

Girona Spain Streets
Girona Spain Streets
Girona Spain Streets
Explore the Streets of Girona

The old town of Girona is small and easy to explore by foot. Get away from the main centre which can be quite busy and wander the back streets of this lovely city.

Enjoy Delicious Catalan Food In Girona

Girona Food
Eat! – Enjoy Delicious Catalan Food In Girona

Spain has some of the best food in the world and Girona is no exception. Enjoy tapa with and evening drink and a delicious dinner in one of the many restaurants scattered across the city.

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