By Paul K.
Girona in Spain is the city that is the capital of its province, is found at the confluence of four rivers making it bear the name “City of the Four Rivers.” One of the rivers, the Onyar, divides the city into a distinct historical center and the modern city. The old center mainly consists of medieval buildings that preserve its long history and remains of Roman, Jews, and Arabs. Every visitor has a rich recipe of products from its Romanesque origin and in the Medieval European architecture.
The city is situated 103 kilometers North East of Barcelona and receives lots of budget flights like RyanAir. Being the capital city of one of the most varied provinces, Girona is well known for sandy beaches and secluded rugged rocky coves, flat fertile plains ideal for rural tourism with many campsites. Tourists who need specific information to plan their daily tour for a good experience in Girona will discover that it has a lot to offer, making it a great destination at any time.
An extensive and exhaustive itinerary will cover most of the famous monuments in Girona, its rich history, Jewish heritage and its Legends in a good day free from major hiccups like organized demonstrations and unexpected heavy traffic.
El Port de la Selva with its ancient monastery Sant Pere de Rodes is where you find the Girona history and natural beauty. The infrastructural works of medieval streets in the old town offers a reminder of the medieval guilds who practiced trade here.
Girona Cathedral is a magnificent building rich in history and elegant architecture owing to its Romanesque origin, strategic location with an outstanding Gothic nave. Inside the cathedral, there are jewels of Catalan Romanesque, the Creation Tapestry. Entry is free on Sundays.
Sant Pere de Galligants is another monastery that houses relics of ancient Roman times. This is also important among other Girona religious pieces that form key elements of the Catalan medieval style.
El Call- Jewish Quarter is one of the well preserved Jewish medieval quarters in the entire Europe. This is made up of a multitude of small streets that reveals the Christianity cultures for centuries.
River Onyar supplements the beauty of the colored rows of the numerous buildings along its banks and with a number of bridges that connects the old city with the rest of Girona. Crossing through the Eiffel Bridge offers an excellent picturesque scenery of these colorful buildings and fantastic bridges.
Costa Brava is Girona’s province magnificent coastline that makes it easier to tour the whole region. The coastline comprises of medieval churches, and Roman remains, wide beaches, fishing villages, and bays of clear waters. The combination of the rugged sea coastline and the mountains form unforgettable scenes in Girona.
Access to Girona
A high-speed train from Barcelona Sants will take 20min while there are still lots of budget flights as many visitors heading for Barcelona find a flight to Girona cheaper compared to motorways. Traveling from central Spain, one needs to take the A2 motorway to Zaragoza then into the A7 motorway past Barcelona until the exit for Girona.
Discover Girona is a friendly and knowledgeable guide in English makes the whole tour impeccable.