Girona: The Overshadowed City

Girona: The Overshadowed City, Girona, Spain (B)

Girona, an ancient Catalan city founded in 79 BC, is a beautiful pearl in the Northeastern corner of Spain. But given its close location to the city of Barcelona, Girona is often greatly underrated and overshadowed by its majorly famous big brother.

Being one of the major cities in Catalonia with a population of 97.000, Girona has a lot to offer and never fails to deliver for any visitor interested in ancient history. One could easily spend hours wandering about the old town, visiting the Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic cathedral built between the 11th and 18th centuries and the Basilica de Sant Feliu built between 4th and 18th centuries, walking the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter, and visit the Forca Vella, which is an old fortress built in the 1st century by the Romans. It’s even possible to walk the entire length of the town wall and climb to the top of the many towers, which is a great experience and offers beautiful views of the city and the surrounding countryside. That is definitely a must-do on a trip to Girona! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Girona: The Overshadowed City
Guide Location: Spain » Girona
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Melissa Cherry Villumsen
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Basilica de Sant Feliu
  • Placa de la Independencia
  • La Catedral de Girona