Top attractions 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.
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.
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.
This magnificent building is absolutely breathtaking, full of history and architectural beauty. On Sundays, entrance is free.
Do not miss this excellent museum, dwarfed next to the Cathedral, despite its five floors of religious art.
Take a quick bus to Banyoles for an afternoon of relaxing by this gorgeous lake and wandering through its surrounding old town.
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.
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.
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.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+34
- Best time to visitPlan 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
Wha a wonderful day we had. Went to 4 different towns. Guide was very knowledgeable and funny and considerate. Highly recommennd.
We loved our guide she adjusted the tour to things we liked to see, she took our picture every step of the way and she was sweet and had a lot of knowledge about Girona.
The tour started on time and it's a small group tour of about 22 people in a comfortable mini coach. Girona is beautiful and there's enough time to explore. The guide Laura was excellent in her knowledge of history and passion for her job and her principles . She is an excellent guide. She also provided maps which h was very useful. There was the culmination of the flower festival and theres a parade. Too bad, we can't stay to watch. We were off to a quaint village called PALs . So exquisite.. but we only have enough time to walk abit and take a few photos and were off to the costa brava. Laura led us to where the nicest view is and gave us free time to explore or have lunch. Overall very good.. apart from the gorgeous views, Laura was equally excellent
You think you are going to have a lot of spare time when they tell you the itinerary but you soon run out of time. It is a lot to take in all in one day. The Dali Theatre Museum is a brain melt and a must see. Going with a guide to set you on the right track is worth it to awaken you to some very special experiences inside. Then having free time to just explore at your own pace is great. Girona is a beautiful city and not with a lot of Game of Thrones reference points. Something for every one.
Very well organised tour with 2 great tour guides, Marc & Carmen. Both very knowledgable & passionate about their history & culture. Marc guided us through the day from Barcelona & brought Dali alive in Figueres while Carmen walked us through the sites & history of Girona. Perfect mix of guided & free time in both places really made it an experience rather just a tour! Highly recommend.