Discover the city of Girona

Discover the city of Girona

The centre of the city of Girona is determined by the layout of the old quarter, which followed the borders of the ancient Roman city.

 

In this area we find the old Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, the wall-top promenade, opened in 1985, the Sant Feliu church and the Arab Baths, which date from the 12th century.

 

One of the city's most emblematic points is the recently refurbished Rambla de la Llibertat, a beautiful shop-lined promenade. A good number of the back streets and alleyways of Girona's old quarter run between the Rambla de la Llibertat and Ciutadans street. 

 

 Our selection of places that must be visited in Girona:

 

 

Eiffel Bridge - Sightseeing

Eiffel art in Girona

El Puente Eiffel Girona

El Puente Eiffel Girona

El Puente Eiffel Girona

The Eiffel Bridge was constructed where four rivers meet. Girona has got eleven bridges!! The most famous is the one that was constructed by Gustave Eiffel just before the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Cross the Onyar and go to a commercial street.

Santa Maria Cathedral - Sightseeing

The Girona Cathedral

The cathedral of Girona is the province's - and perhaps one of the world's - most important Gothic monument. The shrine was built between the 14th and 17th centuries on various successive religious buildings.

Its most salient feature is the immensity of its single Gothic nave, the construction of which was an almost unimaginable challenge for the period's master builders. Indeed, although originally three naves were planned, it was finally decided to build a single nave nearly 23 metres wide - perhaps the broadest Gothic nave ever built.

The Cathedral Museum contains two of the most significant works of medieval European art: the Creation Tapestry, an immense piece depicting various scenes of the Creation, and the Beatus, a manuscript decorated with tiny illustrations dating from the year 975, considered the richest of the codices reproducing the Beatus of Liébana's Apocalypse.

Address : Plaça de la Catedral
Opening hours : The Cathedral museum is open from 10 to 20h
Phone : 972 21 44 26

Galligants - Sightseeing

A Jewel from XIII century

The Monastery Sant Pere de Galligants is an ancient Benedictine Monastery. It is a Romanesque jewel from the XIII Century.


Opening hours : Open from 10 to 20h.
Phone : 972 20 26 32

Arab Baths - Sightseeing

XII Century baths

The Girona Arab Baths date from the XII Century

Address : Del Sac, 4-5
Opening hours : Open from 10 to 19h.
Phone : 972 21 32 62

The Jewish Quarter - Sightseeing

Girona

Girona

Girona

You can get to The Jewish Quarter through the de la Força street. A quarter from the middle age, full of streets ad squares. It is one of the best kept in Europe. You can also visit the Centre Bonastruc ça Porta with its Catalan Jewish Museum. Sant Llorenç.


Phone : 972 21 67 61

The Cinema Museum - Museum

Unique in Girona

At the The Cinema Museum you can find the history of cinema with more than 30.000 objects from the old collection. Tomás Mallol gives away the projector used by the Lumiere brothers in their first public projection.

Address : Sequia, 1
Opening hours : Open everyday from 10 to 20h
Phone : 972 41 22 77

Quart - Town

Town 5km from Girona, Quart keeps on making Ceramic pieces, a tradition that dates from the XVI Century. These pieces are black, with rudimentary decorations. You can also find them in green like the ones in the South of France. Good prices

El Celler de Can Roca - Restaurant

The ultimate reference of the Spanish cuisine

El Celler de Can Roca - Girona

El Celler de Can Roca - Girona

El Celler de Can Roca - Girona

3 stars at Michelin’s Guide and best restaurant 2013 according to "World's 50 Best Restaurants": El Celler de Can Roca is from now on the top of the world...

 

The restaurant of the 3 Rocca’s brothers is in Girona - at only one hour of car north of Barcelona. Less long than for booking a table. But it is normal considering the originality of the carte that you will be able to discover with a Tasting menu at 135€ and Festival menu at 165€. 

 

Each dish is just sublimely good and beautiful like this crusty gamba laying on the seabed: on a white plate, the decoration made of algae resembles indeed at the sand and the small rocks of a seabed.

 

The chart of the wines is simply regarded as one of best of Spain.

Address : Can Sunyer 48,
Opening hours : Tuesday to saturday
Phone : +34 972 222 157

 

 

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Can Barris - Restaurant

Can Barris - Campllong (Girona)

Can Barris - Campllong (Girona)

Can Barris - Campllong (Girona)

At Can Barris you plunge in a double Catalan tradition: that to have meals in families (numerous) and that to eat snails.
The place is rather incredible: huge standard car park motorway like, odds and ends of buildings not really pretty. But if you exceed this obstacle the inside is astonishing: vast kitchen high-tech, vast cellar wine on the entry, humidor cabinet with premium cigars, rustic decoration, large family tables, noisy but sympathetic, full of children and grandparents… Good to see that from time to time.

One thus comes here for the speciality from the place: the “Cargols” or in Spanish “Caracoles”, small Catalan snails. At Can Barris only one receipt: with tomato, presented in plates of 60,100,150,200 from 10 to 35 euros (count 50 per person). A true wonder of local savours and especially a perfect cooking; the snail being tender witch is rare in Catalonia. One makes kilometres in the area to taste this starter.
The principal dishes are quite as delicious, typical Catalan kitchen a la plancha, roasted or in sauce: shoulder of lamb (16 euros), chops of lamb (12,50 euros), rabbit (9,40 euros), squids a la plancha (11,50 euros), cod of the chief (13,60 euros) but also foie gras, carpaccio of foot of pig.
Very beautiful wine chart.
Only on reservation at the time which, you should not be surprised, one asks already for the number of snails that you wish to eat.

You understood it: Can Barris is a must be of the area of Girona!!

Address : Ctra. de l'Aeroport a Cassà, Km 242
Opening hours : Every day from 1pm to 4pm and from 8pm to 1am
Phone : +34 972 46 10 05

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4 comments

  1. Girona - suzette (25 Jan 2013 - 09:00)

    Je vis à Gérone, une ville qui avait été oubliée de tous les géronais pendant des années mais un jour un maire a décidé de «laver son visage» qui était plein de crasse et elle a brillé comme les étoiles du ciel.

  2. gérone - mama jolie (31 May 2012 - 08:45)

    j'ai été a gérone pendant la semaine où nous sommes descendu dans le sud la la france !! c'était magnifique , en plus nous y sommes allez pendant le temps des fleurs et c'était vraiment beau!!!!!!

    Mama Jolie, 14 ans

  3. how to get to Girona from Barcelona - Visitor (15 Dec 2011 - 09:00)

    lots o information, cant wait to get there..would be nice if you indicated how to get there on Public transport!!!

  4. GIRONA - SILVANA (18 Mar 2011 - 16:45)

    BELLA CITTA' UN VERO GIOIELLINO - VALE LA PENA DI FERMARSI UN PAIO DI GIORNI PER VISITARLA

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