Girona Travel Guide

Introduction to Girona

Girona, located in the heart of the Costa Brava, has all the charisma of a large city but without the crowds and traffic. Its streets, festivals, cultural activities, restaurants and events allow visitors to make the most of their visit at any time of year.

Old Town

Old Town

Is one of the most historical areas of Catalonia. Visitors can wander through the cobbled streets and dine in one of the many traditional eateries. The Old Town also plays host to most of the museums of Girona which are well worth a visit.

Carolingian wall

Carolingian wall

Is in the exceptionally well preserved Jewish quarter which is made up of narrow streets and alleyways; visitors can step back in time and absorb the culture.

La Catedral de Girona

La Catedral de Girona

Is one of the most impressive Cathedrals in Spain – a real must-see for visitors!

Other things to do in Girona

Girona not only boasts history and culture in abundance but also has a vibrant shopping scene. Many shops are located in the 'Eixample' area as well as in the new areas of Palau-Montilivi and Güell-Girona. For those that enjoy open air browsing, the local markets held on Tuesdays and Saturdays are an atmospheric way to shop and a great place to pick up a bargain.

No visit to Girona would be complete without a visit to the nearby Dali Theatre-Museum which occupies the former Municipal Theatre. Dali’s unique surrealist style is reflected throughout and even non-art lovers will be fascinated by this fun and eclectic collection. So why not book a hotel in Girona and enjoy the rich delights Girona has to offer.

Eating and drinking in Girona

There are many restaurants in Girona offering a wide range of cuisines with strong Catalan, Mediterranean and Basque influences. Girona offers an impressive array of fresh fish and like many other Spanish cities also enjoys the tradition of tapas.

Girona climate

The climate in Girona is typically Mediterranean with temperatures fluctuating between 13C and 17C. The summers tend to be warm but not unbearable thanks to the close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea’s cooling effect.

When to go to Girona

Due to the rich cultural and gastronomic offering, Girona can be visited at anytime of year. During September and October Girona plays host to the annual Girona Jazz Festival and in April, the Gastronomic week offers a delightful feast for the senses. Like many other parts of Spain, January 5th welcomes the impressive Parade of The Three Kings to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany. In May the week-long flower show sees the old town of Girona decorated in flowers and supported by a range of outdoor concerts and exhibitions.

Flying to Girona

There are regular flights to Girona from numerous different British, Spanish and European cities. Girona-Costa Brava Airport is situated about 12 kilometres outside the city, and has good transport connections to and from the city centre. It is easily accessible by car, bus or taxi.

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