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
This was a great trip we had covering Girona, Pals and Costa Brava. Felt like we were travelling with friends. Our guide Daniel was so so friendly and knowledgeable about the places we were visiting. The trip only had us and another couple and we all became friends by the end of the trip. Daniel showed us all the great spots around Girona and Pals and offered us ample time to see the places on our own and take photographs. He also arranged a nice place for us to eat in Callela de Palafrugell. A super trip all in all and 10/10 for Daniel as our guide.
Beautiful scenery, mountains, oceans, villages and an amazing guide. I am terrible with names but I think it was Enrique? Was forecasted to rain the day we went but was perfect in Pals & Costa Brava, we didn’t get rain until Girona then it was only for 30 minutes or so. Definitely a must do trip for anyone wanting to see as much of Spain as they can.
Brilliant tour great guide (Sarah) very knowledgable and perfect English. The added photos and video of the Game Throne Scenes and how they where altered to 'hide' any modern infrastructure and edited during production was very interesting. Learning about the history of Girona was also interesting, especially the on off relationship with the French
Ferran was fantastic. He was the best tour we went on. He showed us everything we wanted to see, and waited patiently for my parents to catch up with us. Thanks, Ferran!
Great experience! Very knowledgeable and gave great food recommendations at the end.