Guide to Girona Spain. Plan your trip to Girona

Guide to Girona Spain - what to see


Updated January 2024

Girona, situated 100 kilometers north of Barcelona in the northeastern part of Catalonia, is a sought-after destination for weekend getaways or half-day excursions from Barcelona. With a population of just under 100,000, Girona exudes a smaller, quieter, and more charming ambiance compared to Barcelona.  Girona has a delightful medieval center brimming with history, stunning architecture, and, notably, many steps! Frequently chosen as a day tour destination from Barcelona, Girona can also be combined with a visit to the Dali Museum in Figueres, located to the north of Girona. The travel time by car, train, or bus from Barcelona to Girona is approximately 1 hour. For those seeking to avoid the potential hassles and additional time associated with public transport, consider opting for a small group private tour to Girona.

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What to see in Girona

Many tourists visiting Girona typically enjoy a walking tour of the medieval city center starting at the Onyar River, where the famous hanging houses create a very picturesque backdrop that has become an iconic image of the city. Then visitors often stroll through the narrow streets of Barri Vell, Girona's historic medieval old city including the Jewish quarter known as El Call and the Gothic Cathedral of Girona which has the second widest gothic nave in the world. For those in good physical condition, an option is to climb the steps and walk on the Roman and medieval Carolingian city walls which have spectacular views of Girona.

Girona useful information

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Girona's Top Festivals

Girona Temps de Flors - Girona Flower Festival
Les Fires de Sant Narcis in October

How to get to Girona from Barcelona

By car Barcelona to Girona
The AP-7 tollroad connects Girona with Barcelona in 1 hour and 10 minutes. 
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By train Barcelona to Girona

37 minutes by AVE high speed train. 1 hour 10 minutes by regular train from Barcelona to Girona. Use Renfe trains from stations in the center of Barcelona. 

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Last Updated on Saturday, 23 March 2024 22:20