Girona - Tourist Information

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Girona and the Onyar river. Author: Cristian Atudoroae (Catalonia Photos)
A must-see destination for those who want to know the essence of Catalonia. Girona preserves numerous testimonies of its long history and a exceptional monumental heritage, mostly concentrated in a relatively small area bounded by the Onyar river and the ancient walls.
The city of Girona, capital of the homonymous province and of the comarque of Gironès, is located at the confluence of the rivers Ter and Onyar, in northeastern Catalonia.
The houses on the Onyar River
The hanging houses, painted in bright colors, and the Onyar River, which runs through the center of the city, form a whole which offers one of the most spectacular and characteristic images of Girona. Three historic bridges, built in the 19th-20th centuries, cross the river connecting the old Girona and the modern city: the Stone Bridge, the Iron Bridge (Bridge of the Fish Markets or Eiffel Bridge) and Manuel Gómez Bridge.

The Old Town (Barri Vell)
The Cathedral of Girona is located on the highest point of the city. Is the result of various superimposed styles: Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque. The cathedral is accessed via a magnificent 17th century stone staircase. North of the cathedral stands the monastery of Sant Pere Galligants, former Benedictine abbey of the 12th century, and the church of Sant Feliu, with fortified appearance.
In the network of alleyways that form the historic centre stands out the Jewish Quarter (El Call), extended around the Força street. This is one of the best preserved medieval urban areas in Europe.
The shopping and entertainment heart of Girona is the Rambla de la Libertad. Near this porticoed street we find the former guild area, full of beautiful medieval, Baroque and modern style corners, narrow streets, stairways, small squares and covered passages. Worth a wolk to admire the Palace of the Agullana, the convent of Sant Domènec, buildings as Fontana d'Or and Àligues House.
Do not be lost the opportunity to stroll along the Wall Walkway (Passeig de la muralla), the long patrol path which allows it to pass along the defensive walls and towers and to contemplate the city and its surroundings

The modern city
Outside the historical centre can be admired numerous and remarkable works of modernist and Noucentist architecture. The most prominent architects are Rafael Maso i Valenti (Farinera Teixidor Factory, La Punxa House, Casa Gispert Sauch and Bloc Battle), Eugeni Campllonch (Franquesa House), Isidre Bosch Bataller (Furest House and Casa Noguera), Joan Roca Pinet (Casa Norat and Casa Rigau) and Enric Catà Catà (Regàs Distilleries and Gerunda Distilleries), among others.
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Data
Population: 97,900
Elevation: 70 m
Municipality: Girona
Province: Girona
Comarca: Gironès
Tourist information office
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Tourist information office
Address: 1 Rambla de la Llibertat - Girona 17004 (Girona)
Tel.: +34 972 226 575
Email: turisme@ajgirona.cat

GPS: 41°58'59.4"N 2°49'25.7"E / 41.983164, 2.823817
Gastronomy
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Gastronomy
Girona is characterized by a great culinary dynamism based on the combination of traditional and avant-garde cuisine. Among the local stand out the sausages, the xuxo, a sweet cake typical of Girona, and ratafía, a sweet liquor.
The city has many varied restaurants, some with Michelin stars.
Holidays and events
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Holidays and events
Girona, Temps de flors (flower exhibition spread all over the city) - the third week of May
Festa Major (Fair and Festival of Saint Narcís) - around 29 October
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How to get
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How to get
By train. Girona Train Station: High speed trains - AVE (connects Girona with Barcelona, Madrid, Tarragona, Lleida and France) Medium distance trains (Barcelona - Cerbere) and regional trains.
By bus. Interurban services between Girona and the municipalities of the province.
By car. The AP-7 (E-15) highway . Exit points 7 and 6B. N-IIa road (Barcelona - Malgrat de Mar - Girona - Figueres).
By plane. Girona-Costa Brava Airport, 13 km away from the city of Girona.
How to move
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How to move
By bus. 11 lines of city buses.
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Map
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