This city is the capital of the region to the north-east of Catalonia. It is 100km north of Barcelona and 40 km inland of the Costa Brava and 96km from the city of Perpignan, in France. Girona lies in beautiful natural surroundings amid rivers, woods and wild hill ranges. Visitors can take a peaceful stroll through the old town’s historic centre and get a taste of its 2,000 years history. Girona has the all appeal of a larger city in summer, with a full calendar of events every day. The Jewish quarter of the Call is a ‘must-do’ visit, as are the town’s Baroque areas, the same goes for the colourful facades of the houses that look over the River Onyar, as well as the town’s ancient narrow streets and arcades. The city’s cultural heritage can be seen in any and all of its seven museums, while shops and boutiques of all kinds line the main streets.
The culinary dynamism of Girona combines traditional and avant-garde cuisine, making the town an indisputable reference point, when it comes to food, along with the ‘Celler de Can Roca’, which was recently voted the best restaurant in the world. The night offers a variety of options, with bars and restaurants in the squares of both the Plaça de la Independència and the Plaça de Sant Feliu.