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Girona

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  • Day844

    Girona

    September 27 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Northern Catalonia's largest city was known as Gerunda in Roman times. It was then taken from the Muslims by the Franks in the late 8th century, and became the capital of one of Catalonia's most important counties, falling under the power of Barcelona in the late 9th century. All this history has resulted in a historic centre with many Gothic and Romanesque buildings. We visited with friends, Hans and Mireille.

    Built over an old Roman forum, parts of the cathedral date back to the 5th century. What we see today is mostly Gothic, having been built over the Romanesque church during the 14th century, with a baroque facade. The Gothic nave (where the congregation sit) is the widest in the world, which gives a huge sense of open space. With 86 steps leading to the entrance, it towers over the historic centre. An audio guide helped us navigate around and explained the details that can go overlooked. One room was full of richly embroidered and bejeweled ceremonial robes and in the Treasury was a large tapestry from the 10th century depicting God's creation of life.

    The walkable medieval walls encompass the centre and give great views over both the modern and ancient parts of the city which is a delight to visit. You do feel as though you have taken a step back in time as you wander through the maze of narrow streets. Each building has a shop at ground level, ranging from a small supermarket or bakery to upscale designer jewellery, with 3 or 4 floors above, all painted in soft colours.

    Easily visited from Barcelona, Girona would be a great place to visit for a few days.
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  • Day5

    Girona, Spain

    August 25, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    After the Museum of Dalí, I left Figueres and took a train to Girona where I was met by my uncles. Girona is another little town that has remnants of an ancient city as well as a river flowing through it. We walked around and enjoyed the serenity of it all and at 18:00 we were invited by a friend of my uncle's to a play. It was a group from Israel putting on a play about the aftermath of the 2009 shooting at the Bar Noar, a gay club. The play followed a few different characters that were at the club at the time of the shooting and their families as they try to cope with not only their injuries but their forced and public coming out of the closet as a result of the shooting. It was a very emotion filled show that really depicted the the situation quite accurately. The actors were all either part of the LGBT community or family of someone part of the LGBT community. It was an enjoyable eye opening experience that I enjoyed immensely.Read more

  • Day30

    Girona lite

    October 11 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    The rest of our day was pretty low key. Two things you can need a break from on a long trip are restaurant meals and spectacular things. Our lovely little Girona apartment with its little kitchen and nearby shops has helped with the restaurant break and today we did some very untouristy noodling about which had nothing to do with these photos, but they needed a home.Read more

  • Day29

    Medieval Girona

    October 10 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    We had a great day poking around this old section of Girona today. Except for all those steps. But what can you do? Girona is here because it's on a hill and could be defended. Such an interesting place - old buildings and remains thereof, of course, but lots of greenery as well. And history of course. The Romans arrived early and built some fortifications and a road which linked France and Spain (although obviously not called France and Spain back then) and the conflict started - the visigoths drove out the Romans and the Moors drove out the visigoths until Charlemagne came along and 'rescued' Girona from the Moors. More than 20 different sieges for lucky Girona over the following years resulting in the city being conquered 7 more times.Read more

  • Day30

    Muralles de Girona

    October 11 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Today we made a full frontal assault on the walls of Girona. There are a couple of different sections of wall you can walk along. There are remnants of the Roman walls, but you can climb up and walk along a Carolingian or a medieval section. The Carolingian empire consisted of a Franco Roman alliance that did OK for a century and a bit in early medieval ages. We walked the slightly more recent medieval section the views were spectacular. The downside, as with most walls, lies in all the steps - up and up.Read more

  • Day69

    Oh hey Spain, you Spanish place.

    November 4, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Having decided that France was a bit too French, we thought we would see if Spain was and less French, turns out it's quite Spanish.
    Coincidentally I have a feeling morocco might be quite moroccan, but that might just be hearsay.
    Went to the sept of balor, saw it, then left. Proceeded to use this tactic of seeing, believing and then leaving for most things from now on.
    For more information on the SBL method, consult your local expert.
    Also seen was the rebuilt City walls. Also believed was that potatas bravas was the best dish ever, turns out its just potatoes and mayonnaise. Also left was girona as we had to move on.

    Festival, fireworks, fairground, Market and culture will not be mentioned.
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  • Day8

    Girona

    March 30, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Unser letzter Ausflug geht nach Girona. Eine sehr schöne Stadt mit wunderbarer Altstadt und Stadtmauer. Wir streifen durch die Stadt und gehen Mittag gemeinsam zum Essen. Für uns wurde eine original valencianische Paella bestellt. Die wir entweder vegetarisch oder mit Huhn- und Hasenfleisch zu bereitet. Nachmittags streifen noch etwas durch die Altstadt und genießen die Sonne in einem Cafe. Naja, leider wird uns dabei ein Geldbeutel entwendet wodurch der Besuch in Girona auf dem Polizeirevier endet.Read more

  • Day9

    Girona

    October 4, 2015 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Very beautiful medieval town,lots of stone - walls buildings Towers streets stairways etc

You might also know this place by the following names:

Girona, Chirona, جرندة, Xerona, Горад Жырона, Херона, Ζιρόνα, Ĝirono, Gerona, خیرونا, Gérone, Xirona, Kit-lò-na̍p-sén, זירונה, Խիրոնա, ジローナ, 지로나, Gerunda, Djirona, Cherona, Žirona, Херонæ, گیرونا, Жирона, Ђирона, جیرونا, זשיראנע, 赫罗纳

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