The origins of Girona go back to the time of the Romans. The Goths settled here in the 6th Century. In around 900 AD, there was a large Jewish community, which shapes until some parts of the city until today. In 1939 Franco's troops conquered Girona.
You can spell Girona in two different ways: "Gerona", the city's name in Spanish, "Girona" is the Catalan name. Girona is the capital of the identically named province. It is with 75,000 inhabitants a little more tranquil than Barcelona.
In the old town east of the river Rio Onyar, you can get lost in narrow streets. This part of the city is rather colourful since it is fresh renovated.
In the 13th Century, the Moors built public baths along the example of their North African homeland, the Banys Arabs. These baths are still in operation today.
Tues-Sat. :10-19: 00
Admission: € 1.50
Address: Carrer Ferran el Rei Catòlic
One of the most beautiful churches of Spain is the cathedral of Santa Maria of Girona. 30 chapels surround the cloister in the inside the church. The Cathedral of Girona was built between 14 and 16 century. There are many treasures in the museum, which is reachable from inside the church.
Opening times of the Cathedral:
Tues-Sat. 10-14:00 & 17-18:00
Address: Plaza de Catedral
Behind the Cathedral, the old city walls begin, on which one can walk from 08:00 to 22:00. The tour (Passeig de la Muralla) is well signposted. You will have a wonderful view over the city.
Girona can be reached by car on the A7, which leads directly to the French border. Going straight to Barcelona, you can make a detour here or on the way back. It is about 70 km to Barcelona.
From Barcelona Sants station trains depart on a regular basis, they go directly to Girona.
Directions to the airport Girona
From Girona, you can take the bus to the airport Girona. It departs from the station.
Here you'll find arrival information from Barcelona to Girona airport.
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