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Top 7 Things To Do and See in Girona
Catalonia’s largest city is Girona, Spain. Whether it’s the ancient, cobbled streets, and medieval baths or the dramatic coast speckled with arcaded houses, a trip to Girona is filled with things to do and see. Here’s our top 7.
1. Sant Pere de Rodes
Girona history and natural beauty meet at this ancient monastery. The view alone from the top of the hill looking over the Mediterranean coastline is worth the hike up there.
2. Sant Pere de Galligants
Another monastery, Sant Pere de Galligants, also features a concise museum that houses artifacts from prehistoric to Roman times.
You can’t miss the river Onyar during your visit to Girona. Cross the Eiffel Bridge for picturesque scenery of colorful houses and lovely bridges.
4. Girona Cathedral
This magnificent building is absolutely breathtaking, full of history and architectural beauty. On Sundays, entrance is free.
5. Museu d'Art
Do not miss this excellent museum, dwarfed next to the Cathedral, despite its five floors of religious art.
6. Lake of Banyoles
Take a quick bus to Banyoles for an afternoon of relaxing by this gorgeous lake and wandering through its surrounding old town.
7. Cinema Museum
The focus of Museu del Cinema is on the development of film and early advancements in the moving image. It’s highly informative and interactive, a necessary visit for all ages.
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Planning Your Visit
Visit in Spring
The Girona weather is warm but not too hot yet, perfect for strolling along the coast. Easter is an incredible time to visit Costa Brava. Girona is filled with joyous religious festivals and parades. Of course, summer is best for Girona beaches.
Pay the full price at the first museum and then half off entry at all the others. Getting the GironaMuseus Card will be worth it if you plan to see more than one of the five major Girona museums.
Girona to Barcelona
There are a few options for getting between Girona and Barcelona. You could rent a car and drive north an hour and a half to Barcelona, or maybe your flight arrival will fall conveniently with a scheduled Barcelona Bus or the train. A taxi would cost 120€, which might not be so bad if you’re splitting the cost with a group.
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- Best time to visit
- Plan your visit in the spring, when the temperatures are warm and comfortable. If you can, try to visit during the Easter celebrations for an unforgettable experience!
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What people are saying about Girona
Great and interesting tour thanks to highly proffesional, polite, and funny tour guide Vicente, and of course the beautiful scenery and museum that we visited. The van in which we were driven was really clean and nice, and the driver Joaquin drove with special care and professionalism. Also the other people on the tour were really nice and cool. All in all it was a really great experience, which me and my 2 kids abaolutely loved. 10/10 would recommend!
This trip was wonderful. We had great weather but too cold for a swim. In summer you could only swim if you packed a lunch due to common length of meals but such a nice spot. Girona deserves a full day but this trip gave a lot of time to explore. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, nice and I would recommend this company on primarily due to his great service
The trip was great and Matt our guide is very friendly and gives great insights on the place. The place is fantastic and food recommendation for lunch is great.
The tour guide knows very well about the history of Girona & everything about the movie. She speaks English well & overall tour is a fun one
Our guide, Matt, was fun and informative. The places we visited were really interesting! Great to spend a day away from the city.