You will get fantastic maps at the Girona tourist information - very helpful, indeed!
But if you try to figure out where your accomodation is and you are arriving late, or you just feel like getting acquainted to Girona beforehand - here is a helpful link on Girona maps.
Favorite thing: If you are visiting for a few days or just on your way through, Girona has a lot to offer. I will say this, if you get the opportunity to live here for a while, it is not lacking in the "great date spots" category. There are so many great places for picnics and small areas to sit and talk. I love that this city has so much to offer.
Favorite thing: I admit, I forgot the story about a certain event taking place here. Please, have a bit of understanding as I was overwhelmed by... MANY things and PEOPLE during my stay there. So... ask Albert (alberrrt) - he knows it all.
this is just a part of the gardens in the old part of Girona… There are steps that take you there from the Wall...
On your walk, you will actually get to see the so-called Gardens of John Lennon - no idea what the story is about... In any case another beautiful spot in this town.
Favorite thing: Visit the Cathedral… yes, there are many in western Europe, and yes once seen one, you basically have a pretty good idea of what to expect, but still it is worth it. At first glance it looks gothic, and the feeling that provokes when inside, certainly comes from a gothic cathedral – huge, in all its grandness making the “common human being” feel small. However, it also has baroque elements, on the outside. Nice combination.
Favorite thing: I was always amazed at what was around in Girona. The Barri Vell has so much just waiting to be discovered and explored. I thought that was great, and especially with not as many tourists around it made it easy to walk throught the streets and contemplate who or what was going on in some of those very same spots.
Favorite thing: I also love all the alleyways in the historic city. There are so many of them sometimes it is hard to remember which ones you were on already. They all zig zag around and are very unique. I am surprised and glad that they still exist this way after so long.
Favorite thing: I really love interesting buildings and the way that some of them just "fit" in city scenes. Girona is no different. I felt that I was constantly gasping and taking my camera out to document all that I was seeing. The apartments on the River Onyar are great to look at and are quite unique. They are unlike anything else I have seen before and I am sure they get photographed a lot.
in Girona city you can go for a walk to the jewish quarter, and the old city.
you can visit the cathedral and the ramparts with a good view.
The old city is very beatiful and good preserved.
The houses along de river are painted with different colors.
The new city doesn't deserve a visit.
Fondest memory: go for a walk to the old city.
you must go to the lake of Banyoles, to the roman bridge in Besalú, to the basaltic precipice in Castellfollit de la Roca, all in the same road in about 40 km.
And near Olot the volcanoes, a lot of them are possible visit, they are wonderful
Fondest memory: I always miss the lake of my village, Banyoles
It's not very big (6 km of perimeter) but in our country is the bigger.
Holy Mary's Cathedral.
The global building is on Gothic style built in the site of the ancient romanesque shrine, the one which at the same time was built on a visigothic shrine , probably of the VI century, and of a Roman shrine devoted to Apollo. The works of the Gothic shrine were begun in the year 1312, according to the project of three naves in the purest French Gothic style. The Cathedral of Girona is the broadest of the world architecture: 50 m of long, 22,8m of broad and 35m of high. About the central ship are located 29 decorated chapels for the most part in baroque style. The cloister and the tower of Charlesmagne ancient belfry, they are the only remains of the romanesque Cathedral that are preserved. In the foreign part, the magnificent perron, the largest of the baroque era, it is of the s.XVII. The principal facade, also baroque, it is considered one of the better works of stone of the baroque Catalan..
Fondest memory: This info was taken from:
The picture is mine and u can see the wall of the cathedral and the square.
We had to walk about 30 min. from the starting point upto the old centre.
The lake is of karstic and tectonic origin: the underground waters, coming from Alta Garrotxa, melt the materials in the soil -gypsums-, thus creating an underwater cave which inevitably sinks and lets water reach the surface. This explains the origin of the lake, of the waters which feed it, as well as the continuous sinkings and the consequent pools produced in the area. Five irrigation ditches on the south-east side act as overflows (about 43200 cubic metres of the water forming the river Terri come from the lake). Its maximum length is 2134 m; as far as depth is concerned, the maximum is 40 m and the average 15 m, though a few spring funnels reaching 132 m have been found. It forms a water body in the shape of an irregular eight, measuring over 17 hm3.
Fondest memory: Accept for the boat there is no noise at all, just a beautifull view on the lake.
The guide told us, in autumn and spring birds will come and stay here for a few days to rest and then fly again Africa.
I like to find special things in each city I visit. General things of every city are buildings.
Fondest memory: All small things charactering city’s life and atmosphere.
Before walking down narrow streets of historical of Gerona, look to roofs of the city.
Fondest memory: Tiles on roofs are irreplaceable in the view of Gerona.
In place of foot of the Cathedral starts old city with many narrow streets and amazing squares.
Fondest memory: The summer’s heat is not very pressing there and it makes old cities streets very pleasant for walking.