Top attractions in Girona
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
It was a fabulous tour, the old city is just breathtaking. Our tour guide Ona was supernice, she has shared a lot of info not just about GoT, but the history of Girona which was very interesting. She also showed pics and videos about GoT which made it easy and fun to discover the filming locations. She has instantly created a great environment in the group and it was amazing to spend the afternoon with such a nice people. Thank you so much Ona for the great tour!
The Game of Thrones Girona tour was beyond expectations. Ona showed us beautiful places full of history and showed the locations where Game of Thrones was shot. It was impressive and I enjoyed the local stories too. She patiently explained everything and made recommendations where to shop, eat and drink. I recommend this experience for Game of Thrones fans and for people interested in local history
Excellent excursion from Barcelona, especially if you are a fan of Salvador Dali. If you don't know much about Dali, you will find yourself astounded at the art in both the Dali theater museum and his studio home in Portlligat.
The tour was very enjoyable and our guide Vincent was highly knowledgeable, informative and easy to talk with, making the trip a pleasurable day.
Matteus was an excellent guide. Looking forward to bookings in the future with the same company.