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Girona Housing Ginesta 9
Girona 117 yd from city centre
Set 500 metres from Pont de Pedra in Girona, Girona Housing Ginesta 9 offers accommodation with air conditioning and free...
Girona 137 yd from city centre
From the airport: (Barcelona) By car, taxi, bus or train. Take the motorway A7 direction Girona. Exit: Girona Centre and...
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Located in northern Catalonia in Spain, Girona is the capital of the province that shares its name, resting at the confluence of the Guell, Ter, Onyar and Galligants rivers. With a population of over 100,000, it is a thriving and vibrant town of Catalonia that has a lot of history and culture to offer visitors.
Girona has a wealth of ancient and old architecture which regularly attracts film makers who are making period dramas. There’s a charming mix of old and modern things to see and do and Girona is a good choice for those who want to be close enough to but not in Barcelona as well as those who want an inland base yet close enough to the coast.
There is plenty of affordable and cheap hotel accommodation in Girona all year round..
Neighbourhoods of Girona
The most popular areas for tourists are:
- Barri Vell: This is widely regarded as the best place to stay for a first time visitor to Girona. It possesses a perfect mixture of old town charm combined with more modern aspects of the city that can be enjoyed with a cruise down the River Onyar and a stroll down the Rambla de la Libertad.
- Eixample: Eixample is a great base for a stay in Girona as it’s home and close to many attractions. It’s easy to navigate on a bicycle and there’s also the Parque del Mediodia, a major public park with a large lake and lots of recreational facilities.
- Mercadal: The area with the best nightlife in Girona, Mercadal is also home to the Museo del Cinema which presents the fascinating history story of Catalan and Spanish film making.
- El Call: The Jewish Quarter is a lovely historic area and also one of the most budget-friendly parts of the city. There’s winding cobbled streets and intriguing architecture around every corner as well as the Museum of Jewish History.
What to see and do in Girona
Some of the most popular and famous sights and attractions include the beautiful Cathedral of Girona that boasts the world’s widest Gothic nave, the Esglesia de Sant Feliu which is a church that features a curious mixture of different architectural styles, and the Girona Art Museum that has long been considered one of the most notable art museums in Europe. The Arabic Baths are an interesting visit, as is the Monasterio de Sant Pere de Galligants. It’s nice to take a walk or have a picnic in Devesa Park which is the largest urban park in Catalonia.
What to eat in Girona
Girona is one of the most underrated locations for excellent cuisine in Spain. Some of the dishes that visitors should try include botifarra which is a type of sweet sausage dish with apple sauce, xuixo which are delicious cream filled pastries, and palamos prawns which are a locally-caught variety of prawn that are prepared with salt, garlic and parsley.
Typical events and festivals in Girona
Girona enjoys a vibrant and diverse calendar of annual events. Some of the most popular occasions include the iconic Parade of the Three Kings that takes place every January, the Girona Gastronomy Week in March, and the Girona, Flower Time event that marks ten days of beautiful flower arrangements and garden celebrations across the city every May.
How to move around in Girona
The easiest way to navigate around Girona is by using the comprehensive urban bus service that runs throughout the city. As well as inner city travel, there are also services that provide links to other towns in the province and further afield, as well as to Girona Airport. Girona is also connected by rail to Barcelona and other cities in Spain.
The climate in Girona
Girona enjoys a fairly mild climate all year round, even in its coldest season. Temperatures in the winter tend to fall at an average of around 7 or 8 degrees, whilst the summers can be incredibly hot and humid with highs of up to 30. There is a higher risk of rainfall in the winter months, and like the rest of the Costa Brava tourism is mostly in June to September.