Set in Spain’s North Eastern Catalonia region, the ‘City of the Four Rivers’ is full of culture giving you an authentic taste of Spain without the vast crowds of tourists seen in other Spanish cities. Giving the visitor a relaxed atmosphere, not possible from a larger city whilst still presenting lots to see and do.
With a historic district spanning from the First Century BC, you are able to wander through the narrow, cobbled and colourful streets where you’ll see the Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque influences. Within the ancient walled enclosure of the La Forca Vella lies the Placa de la Cathedral which boasts the widest Gothic Nave ever built and is a popular favourite with tourists. As one of Europe’s most preserved, Girona’s Jewish Quarter is also a definite highlight. The area hosts a number of museums and activities while still preserving its medieval feel. There are also lots of quaint, traditional bars here to take a rest and enjoy this beautiful city escape.
Throughout the year the city celebrates a number of festivals which bring the city to the life and can be well worth timing your visit to coincide, with the biannual Gastronomy Forum, the Spring Festival and the St Narcissus’ Fair and Festival being among a few of the best.
Girona is home to the World’s second best Restaurant the El Celler De Can Roca which turns amazing gastronomy into pieces of high art. Whilst it is unlikely that you will secure a table at this world renowned spot, the city has a whole range of brilliant restaurants where you can get a great taste of Catalan cuisine and tapas.
The city has easy access to two of Catalan’s other favourites; explore the beautiful destinations of Costa Brava including the likes of Tossa de Mar and Malgrat de Mar, or if you prefer the city of Barcelona is only one hour out of the city.