Girona

Girona city breaks

Girona is a Catalan classic with plenty of personality. Get ready to explore hidden treasures within its medieval walls, and prepare yourself for a feast of a lifetime as you gorge on gourmet treats around every corner. This Spanish paradise has various historic and artistic links, so grab your map and get going.
Walk this way

Walk this way

The best way to see this city? High upon the stone walls surrounding it. Head up first thing to have this walkway all to yourself or opt for sunset if you want amazing snaps. Check the ochre-coloured buildings by the river, and traverse the warren of cobbled lanes in the Jewish Quarter.

Foodie paradise

Foodie paradise

A region with gastronomic bragging rights, you’ll find fresh fish and meaty mountain fare, so expect stews and shellfish to pop up plenty in your tapas. For a delicious morsel, satisfy your sweet tooth with custard-filled xuixo pastry. Why not do dinner on a tree-shaded terrace followed by a cold one in a shabby-chic bar?

Discover Dalí

Discover Dalí

40 minutes from Girona is Figueres, the birthplace of surrealist artist Salvador Dalí and home to a theatre and museum opened as a tribute. Prepare for a mind-boggling time as you walk through a world where mirrored walls and topsy-turvy sculptures bring Dalí’s eccentric vision to life.

Melia Girona

Melia Girona

Girona City, Girona

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Girona City, Girona

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Girona City, Girona

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Dalí Theatre and Museum

Dalí Theatre and Museum

Girona

This theatre and museum is located in Figueres, the birthplace of Salvador Dali. It's a great place to go to discover the wonderful works and life of the renowned surrealist artist. The museum was created by...
Eiffel Bridge

Eiffel Bridge

Girona

The name Eiffel might automatically conjure up images of a certain structure in Paris, but that’s not all the great engineer designed. This bridge, also built by Gustave Eiffel, is a striking metal structure...
El Celler de Can Roca

El Celler de Can Roca

Girona

Crowned the San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant in 2015, you'll need to book in advance for this fine dining hotspot. It’s run by three brothers – Joan, Jordi, and Josep. They serve up gastronomically...

Language

Spanish/Catalan

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

£1.80 / €2

Travel card to Barcelona and Figueres

£22 / €25

Three course meal

£26.50 / €30

Sightseeing
Climb stunning stone steps and wander through ramshackle arches and you’ll get to Girona’s main attraction – its church. You’ll find a scattering of other religious buildings, as well as museums and galleries, in typical Spanish form. Pack a picnic and clear your mind as you explore the gorgeous green oasis of the local gardens.
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Eating and drinking
From cool and casual cafés serving simple pintxo to splash-the-cash fine dining marvels, this city buzzes around its food. Voted third in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2017, Michelin-starred El Celler de Can Roca adds a playful twist to Catalan classics using the latest in molecular gastronomy and cutting-edge techniques.
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Shopping
Spend an afternoon down Rambla de la Llibertat, an attractive stretch of smart arcade shops. On Saturdays, a splash of colour appears at the weekly flower market. Follow the scent of herbs to El Lleó – a buzzing and popular foodie hang-out. Local oils, wine and spicy butifarra sausages are all too good to pass up.
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Getting around
On foot, you won’t miss a thing – that little bakery you stumble across, an interesting backstreet or a pretty church to nose round. A regular bus service connects Girona to nearby towns and spots along the Costa Brava, plus there’s a train station. Hop on a bike and you can ride round the city, too.
Girona
12-20 May 2018 – Girona Flower Festival
Girona sees its streets in full bloom for the annual flower show. From traditional displays to artistic installations, expect a kaleidoscope of colours covering virtually every building.
Girona Cycling
08-10 June 2018 – Sea Otter Europe Cycling Festival
This fast-paced festival features all sorts of shows, activities and competitions to show off and celebrate the love of life on two wheels.
11-17 June 2018 – Girona Cycling Festival
Showcasing the Girona Gran Fondo, Twilight Crit, Hill climb and much more, this week-long cycling event brings together hundreds of bike lovers from all over the world.
25-29 September 2018 – Girona Film Festival
The best of Spanish art-house cinema is in town. Film buffs are in for a treat as independent productions hit the screens in various venues.
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