Girona Vacations

Girona has all the charm of a large city but without the crowds; a very 'human-sized' city that will leave you walking around awestruck with your eyes wide open and your mouth agape at all it has to offer: its streets, festivals, cultural activities, restaurants, tourist services and events. Although situated inland, it is part of the Costa Brava ... Read more
of Catalonia, about 100 km northeast of Barcelona. Girona's top sights are the Girona Cathedral, the Jewish Quarter, and the colorful houses on the Onyar.

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Hot summers and mild winters make this Mediterranean area a popular escape for under-sunned Britons, and popular with travelers around the world who love Gaudi, tapas and beaches. August can get extremely hot ... Read more
and humid, and crowds from Northern Europe flood in on their yearly vacations, but May-June and September-October strike a balance between sunny, hot weather and relative availability of hotels.

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Cagliari, Italy

Most travelers from Europe land in Girona on their way to Barcelona, and don't visit this city - which actually is a real gem. Packed with history, incredible restaurants and with a fantastic local feel, Girona is the perfect size: big enough to have fun; small enough to be perfectly safe. In other world, the best place for solo female travelers.

Recommended for:Budget TravelersFoodiesHistory BuffsSolo Female Travelers
Samarinda, Indonesia

UNESCO listed city in Catalunya region of Spain that worth visiting. Located few hours ride from the popular Barcelona, Girona offers the more intense feel of Medieval era. The beautiful streets of the city are filled with various museums, well preserved impressive Medieval buildings. and also good local restaurants. A full one day tour to the city is one of the most well-spent tour I've ever had.

Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers
Menlo Park, California, USA

Girona is a beautiful medieval city in the costa brava region north of Barcelona. It is surrounded by a moat, has charming narrow streets, and great street side cafes and restaurants. They are apparently filming some of the new season of Game of Thrones here...

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An intimate, charming city. An easy 15 minute drive from our house directly into the city centre. Wander through the Jewish quarter, the Ramblas, visit the cathedral, the Arab baths, Museums, walk the city wall, indulge at one of the ice cream shops, take the tourist train, enjoy one of the many market or craft fairs, the spectacle of one of the many festivals and annual celebrations .... or just relax at a restaurant or café and soak up the Catalan atmosphere.

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

Girona is the kind of city that holds surprises around every corner, mostly because the city is full of twisting, tangled alleyways that make it nearly impossible not to get lost. But getting lost here is a good thing because it forces you to experience every aspect of this ancient city. Expect to frequent quaint squares, the riverfront promenade, thriving nightlife districts and scenic hillside viewpoints when in Girona.

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Menlo Park

This is an amazing city in Costa Brava. So many old medieval buildings, streets and restaurants! Loved it!

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Huntington Beach, California, USA

I didn't expect to love this city as much as I did!! Really great cosmopolitan city steeped in history, if that makes sense. Beautiful buildings, lots of character and delicious food.

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Girona is one of my favorite cities. The old center has some wonderfully maintained historical buildings and lovely little boutiques.

Moss Beach

We ended up spending a few days in Girona because our Ryan Air flight from Pisa dropped us their for less than 15 Euro during some outrageous sale. What luck for us! Girona is a lovely old hill town on the Onyar River, and full of narrow streets, stone stairways, and gracious old churches. It's also known for it well-preserved Jewish Ghetto, and cemetery.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
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Girona is an excellent off-the-beaten-path privately guided day excursion from Barcelona. With a history that dates back to the Roman era, the city is full of magnificent monuments, museums and archives. Touring highlights include the winding medieval alleyways, the Gothic cathedral and the beautiful 12th century Arab baths. For travelers interested in Jewish heritage, Girona is also home to a fascinating old Jewish Quarter. We recommend travelers spend the night in Barcelona (about one hour away) at the “5* Grande Luxe” Casa Fuster, one of Barcelona’s most luxurious properties. Casa Fuster is a historic landmark built in the early 20th century by renowned Modernista architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner (who also designed the Palau de la Música Catalana, a UNESCO World Heritage site). It underwent a complete restoration and has been featured in just about every travel publication around the world.

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