Discover Girona, the great unknown and the Jewish Quarter, its multi-coloured hanging houses and its link with Charlemagne.
Girona is located 34km from the Costa Brava and belongs to the province of Girona, if you decide to come from Barcelona to Girona in Ave, in the Sants station it would take about 38 minutes and if you prefer by bus the journey would last 1 hour and a half and you can take the bus from Estación del Nord in Barcelona. In 2016, the city of Girona obtained the Europe Prize, awarded to those municipalities that have made numerous efforts to promote the ideal of the unity of Europe.
The city of Girona is crossed by the rivers Ter, Oñar Galligans and Guell, has an altitude of 75m and has a population of 100 thousand inhabitants.
The origin of Girona dates from the year 77 BC and dates back to a settlement of the Iberians in the Llano de Gerona. Later the Romans occupied the area and founded the current origin of Gerona, in Latin Gerunda, without a doubt it is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Spain.
The city had its heyday in the 9th century, at this time the new walls were built, which, like the walls of medieval times, both are preserved.
If you book our guide tour and tours to discover that Girona has a charming old town, delimited by the Paseo de la Muralla, where the old Jewish quarter is one of the best preserved in Europe and Spain, and one of the most beautiful. If you are a follower of the Game of Thrones series, you will be able to travel through the 7 kingdoms, discovering the secrets and scenarios of the most famous series, we have a guided tour in Spanish to walk through its streets called Game of Thrones Tour in Girona.
In its old town you can visit the Cathedral of Girona, built between the XII and XVI, its oldest constructions are the Cloister and the Tower of Charlemagne that date from the XIII century when you enter its interior you can see its nave, which is one of the wider in Gothic style, close to the bank of the Oñar river you will see the Casas de Oñar, some very beautiful colorful houses. If you want to see the medieval historic center with a local guide in Spanish, you can sign up for our Medieval Girona Free Tour or our Free Walking Tour Girona.
The Mikwe, or Arab baths of ritual purification, are very well preserved and worth visiting as well.
You can take a walk along the Rambla de la Llibertat, which is the meeting point of the locals, another beautiful walk in Girona would be the Parque la Dehesa, currently there are more than 3,000 trees.
If you prefer to visit a museum in Girona, you can visit the Museum of the history of the city, Museum of the History of the Jews, Museum of Archeology of Catalonia, Museum of Art or the Museum of Cinema.
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