Girona Travel Guide

  • Hidden secret gardens abound within the old walls
    Hidden secret gardens abound within the...
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  • famed views of the river and Cathedral
    famed views of the river and Cathedral
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    Th River Onyar - Girona
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Girona Things to Do

  • City Cathedral

    Oh god, when I saw the cathedral from the bottom of the stairs that lead to it I noticed how impressive it is. We walked up the steps on the baroque stairway of the cathedral which is located on the highest point of the Old Town. It was closed so we walked around a bit till we return again and walk again the steps (yes, perfect for aerobic exercise...

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  • El Call - Jewish Quarter

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    The part of the old town which is the old Jewish quarters is called the Call. During the medieval time this is were the Jewish community lived and here they had the synagogue, the butcher selling kosher meet, and baths. In Catalonia the Jewish community was only bigger in Barcelona than in Girona. But in 1492, as in the rest of Spain, all Jews had...

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  • City Walls

    The city wall or Stone Route is high with steps so you need to be fit.The wall is well maintained with modern brick topping.The start of the wall by the river Onyar is at Placa de Catalunya. The views are great. This part of the wall ends (starts ) in the Jardins de Francesa where after a few metres break continues for just a little more wall. At...

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Girona Restaurants

  • Not as good as we thought

    We went here, because it has had so good reviews at many pages, in google and TA and so on. We later thought, we should have taken the pasta..We took pizza, and they were quite.."boring". I took a ham pizza with egg and smoked mozzarella and my husband took ham and speck. The pizza sauce was quite tastless, and there was no any kind of spices, not...

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  • We ate here 3 times in one week

    Maybe it says a lot.. We really ate here at 3 of all 7 nights! We usually allways want to try something new, but every time we felt like we would still want to try that and that and.. And telll you the truth, we didn´t find so much local food we like in Girona. We don´t really care so much seafood, so it takes lots of foods from our list, and we...

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  • Friendly bar and good beer list

    We did walk by the place in many nights, but when it had people drinking wine, and lots of books to read ( I guess they even sell them?) we thought it was only for artists and other bohemians, and wouldn´t suit us. But since we had no service at River cafe at our last night, we decided to go here for a beer. And were happy to notice, that they have...

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Girona Nightlife

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  • Girona at night

    It is worth spending a time walking at nicely lit Girona, looking at medieval churches, defensive wall and towers. At late evening time we got nice opportunity to see a film about modern art near the Cathedral and to degustate some food at evening’s market of Latino Americal cuisine. After end of film had some walk in old town.Anyway, it was quite...

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  • Rambla de la Llibertat

    Rambla de la Llibertat is a nice place where you can stop to have a drink or to eat something. As on this bank of the Onyar river the streets tend to be quite narrow, La Rambla is much wider - as well many trees take place there.

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  • what to do when the sun goes down...

    There is a site where you can check what’s going on in the city about concerts, theatres, cinema or other art events. The site link is:http://www.guiadelocio.com/girona/It’s in Spanish but very easy to navigate through it. If you just want to relax there are many café/tapa bars in the old town where you can drink and eat something light. A small...

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Girona Transportation

  • Train

    Girona train station is on the line from Barcelona Sants served by local trains every hour. Also there is the high speed train service to Paris etc with the change of train at Figures Vilafant. . I took the 09-29 with the guaranted conexion at Figures Vilafant to Paris arrived 15-53 on time. I found the bahn.de website , much easier than the RENFE...

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  • RENFE

    The RENFE web page timetables are split into three. Bird Long Distance, Middle Distance and Commuter. If for example you cannot find your station required in one page, try another. The Bahn.de site may also help. Be aware that not all Spanish travel ticket offices accept bank cards . Girona was cash only. Also the ticket offices that accept bank...

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  • FROM GIRONA AIRPORT TO BCN OR GIRONA!!!

    EVERYONE WHO IS VISITING GIRONA ASK ME ABOUT:HOW TO GO TO BCN FROM GIRONA AIRPORT???1) YOU HAVE A DIRECT BUS TO BCN AT GIRONA AIRPORT (RYANAIR BUS).IT IS A BUS THAT LEAVES AFTER EVERY FLIGHT ARRIVAL. Buy tickets at the exit, as the airport is very small it is very easy.YOU'LL ARRIVE AT BCN, AT PASSEIG DE SANT JOAN (central bus station). THERE YOU...

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Girona Shopping

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  • The craft beers and other local...

    We went there because of the local craft beers, but there is also all kinds of local foods and everything deliciuos. Mainly from Catalynua, but not only. Craft beers ;) Vegetables looked good also, but we didn´t make food, we ate "out" every night. Beers are from 2 to 4 euros, most 2,50e witch isn´t a lot from craft beer, handmade.

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  • A Great Gift from Girona

    nou taller de vidre is an amazing creative space dedicated to local crafts specialising in glass making. A beautiful designed gallery and shop that on my next visit to Girona I knew I would have to come and pay a visit. It was certainly worth it!!! Girona is a magical and culturally rich place, a joy to spend time in especially after the busy...

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  • Something different

    They describe this shop as "Medieval sensations". Located inside a medieval palace, it's worth to have a look if just for its beauty. It may be the perfect place to find some unique souvenirs or gifts: maps and facsimiles, ancient music CDs, miniatures, enamel works, monastic pastries and other delicatessen...

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Girona Local Customs

  • Tourist office.

    Here at the tourist office in Girona they were very helpful. They gave me very valuable information and provided me with maps and information brochures about Girona. They also told me where I could sleep, and thank to them I found my hostel.They also offer free computer and they are very helpful to find buslines to Andorra, in my case she helped me...

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  • Free post cards.

    In this ice cream bar you get free post cards. The name is Dino and the address is Avenida Gula Estany 29.

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  • the urban forest is so...

    La devesa is like catalan calls to their forest in the lower new city that cross along the city.. its a relaxed place and where its planted all the recreation attractions for the local festivities in November

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Girona Warnings and Dangers

  • Walking in Girona

    If you have a difficulty in walking you may find it a problem in the old town, while it is very beautiful the steps you have to climb to see all the places can be a wee bit daunting.

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  • No luggage storage anywhere!

    I didnt try by asking a hotel - maybe that would have been worth a try - but amazingly arriving off the plane from the airport at Girona for Barcelona, as I wanted to go via Girona to see the famed historic town - and arriving with luggage - and to save check in fees I had taken a hold bag without wheels! - I found that the luggage storage at the...

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  • Safety

    Girona is a safe place. However, take your common sense with you as in any other place and be careful in crowded touristy places. In any case, the crime rates are low there, and yo can safely walk around night and day. Enjoy!

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Girona Tourist Traps

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    by yelli Written Sep 1, 2006

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    My boyfriend and I had an uncommonly hard time finding restaurants that were not geared toward tourists, served authentic Spanish food, and not overpriced here. It is possible we didn't go far enough out of our way, but I'm positive we walked miles throughout the day. If you're interested in staying away from the tourist places, walk away from the riverside area. There are some nice places tucked in small corners, but not always with a decent price.

    Fun Alternatives: Gelato is always a good alternative, especially if the shop looks as cool as this one :)

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Girona What to Pack

  • Leave high heels & flip flops at home

    You will encounter many many steps and stairs, not to mention cobbled streets, which can become slippy if it rains. Wear sensible shoes like comfy trainers or good walking shoes. I usually wear walking trousers which can be zipped off to form shorts if it gets hot, also my trousers have plenty of secure pockets which saves always opening a bag...

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  • Breezy in the winter

    We were only going for a short trip and spending most of our time in Barcelona. If you want to store your luggage, size will be an issue. The lockers are quite convenient in the train station and cost only about 4Euro to use. We were both glad to have scarves and warm coats with us in Girona. It is much more breezy there and higher in the...

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  • Map of Girona

    Take a free map of Girona at the Tourist Information. It is good for orientation purposes and includes some general descriptions about the main sights. Moreover the main bus routes are listed in the map.The Tourist Information is located near the River Onyar at Rambla de la Llibertat 1, 17004 Girona.

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Girona Off The Beaten Path

  • Salvador Dali

    If you really want to make this trip unfforgetable, don't miss Salvador Dali's museum. It's located in a small village called Figueres, and it's an amazing museum and the village is very lovely!!Don't miss it....Find more info at the website:

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  • Barcelona - capital of Catalunya

    Barcelona is one of the main towns in Spain, one of the most important ports in Meditarian sea region and Europe’s one of most touristic places.Barcelona is probably the most known by modernistic Gaudi architecture, including main sight – Church of Holy Family (Sagrada Familia). Barcelona has nice old part with medieval Cathedral, active Rambla...

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  • Serra de Montserrat - mountains and...

    Montserrat is an escape to quite unusual Spanish mountains and monastery. Montserrat means “Teeth Mountains”, actually mountains look like teeth. The research showed that such form mountains were formed due to the sea water polishing in prehistoric times.Monastery is known from medieval times, but got new look in 19th century and it stands in 800...

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Girona Sports & Outdoors

  • FC Girona

    A home game for FC Girona against Espanyol II for me to watch, excellent.Stadium a ten minute walk out of town is not the most modern I've ever visited but has the feel of a real footie ground, enjoyed m visit. The game was a 4-2 win for Girona and very entertaining, two red cards, a penalty, 6 goals and a floodlight failure too, memorable.In the...

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  • Gimnàs Girona... BEST gym

    January 2006 was the magical moment in time when my life was changed after setting a foot in Gimnàs Girona. A fantastic gym, located close to the train station, or more precisely Plaza Europa...Very well equipped, great staff and awesome classes: body combat (my personal favourite), body attack, body jam, steps, spinning... lots more. Great for...

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  • Stairs!!!

    Get ready for some sore muscels - Girona has quite a few stairs to climb!!! It is absolutely worth the effort - and if you like, you can even use it as exercise (we saw some joggers jogging up the 90 steps in front of the cathedral twice!!! - I was exhausted by just looking at them!!)

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  • Feel medieval

    Girona looked the most medieval comparing it to other visited places in Catalunya (Barcelona, Tarragona, Montserrat). The most medieval part of town is former Jewish quarter (El Call). It is full of narrow wawing streets, ups and downs. Jewish here lived from the second half of 10th century till 1492. It is the most preserved Jewish quarter in...

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  • Small Venice

    In some guidebooks Girona is named as “small Venice”. The main reason of it is the beautiful Onyar river channel. There are a few old and modern bridges through Onyar river, from here you could watch into picturesque houses and spires of churches.The Onyar river itself looks neglect, possible it is polluted and sinken.

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  • Jewish Quarter (The Call)

    The Jewish Quarter of Girona (The Call) is a collection of narrow streets (and many steps) surrounding Carrer de la Forca, where today practically anything can be purchased. On the other hand, in Medieval times, it was a leading Jewish cultural center. Today its reflection can be seen at the Bonastruc ca Porta Centre, which contains the Museum of...

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