With stunning architecture, cobblestone lanes, medieval walls and a deep-seated culture, Girona in Spain transports you back in time. This catalan city is located around 100 km away from the city of Barcelona.
The ancient city of Girona is best explored on foot. Start your journey by walking along the iconic walls of Girona, first built by the Romans and expanded in the 14th century. You can follow the curve of the ramparts and check out the stunning city skyline from watchtowers. A trip to this Spanish city would be incomplete without a visit to the Girona Cathedral. Featuring Gothic and Romanesque architecture, this building has been used in the filming of 'Game of Thrones', a popular television show. After a day of exploring, stop for a coffee break at Plaça de la Independència, a square near the Onyar River.
For a look into the history of Girona, go for a quick tour at the Museum of the Jewish Quarter. Here, you'll learn about the contribution that the Jewish community had in setting up the city. If you're a film enthusiasts, stop by the Film Museum to see historical filmmaking and screening equipment and learn about the evolution of moving photography.
The simplest way to get to Girona is by flight. The Girona Costa Brava airport is operational within Europe and is well connected to the city by bus. You can also get to Barcelona El-Prat, from where you can take a taxi or a train to Girona.