Girona is a city in the northeast of Spain that is extremely popular with tourists all over the world. One of the main reasons why Girona is so popular with tourists is that there are a wide range of different attractions to visit while you’re there. However, since there are so many things to see in the city, it can often be quite difficult to know what places that you should visit, especially if you’re only staying in Girona for a week or so. Although you won’t get to see all of the tourist attractions in Girona if you’re only staying there for a week or so, you can still see many attractions that will keep you busy for all of time that you’re staying there for. Even if you’re not staying in the city itself, there are a number of ways that you can get to Girona if you’re staying somewhere else in Spain. For example, a lot of tourists that go to Spain stay close to Barcelona and would probably never even think of leaving the area. However, Barcelona is less than 100km from Girona and it only takes a couple of hours to get there if you use the train. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best tourist attractions that are in Girona:
Jewish Quarter – If you’re ever in Girona you’ve got to visit the Jewish quarter. It’s one of the most beautiful places there is to see in Spain so make sure that you don’t miss out on seeing it. It’s known as one of the best kept secrets in Europe, since it hasn’t been altered at all. All of the buildings and so on haven’t been touched since there were first built so as you can imagine, if you have any sort of interest at all in architecture it’s worth visiting the Jewish quarter if you can.
Arab Baths – The Arab baths have been around since the 12th century and it’s still a very popular tourist attracting in Girona. Once again, the design of the baths is simply gorgeous but sadly the Arab baths had to be repaired around one hundred years later to ensure that the place building was structurally stable. A few hundred years later, the baths were bought by an individual after it was closed for nearly a whole century. The Arab baths have been preserved brilliantly, so if you want to take a step back in time why not visit them if you’re ever in or around Girona?
The Girona cathedral which was built around one thousand years ago is another place that should be on your list of places to visit if you ever visit Girona. What makes the cathedral so unique is that it took five or six centuries before the entire cathedral was finished, so it’s almost as if you’re travelling through time when you’re walking through it since there are loads of different styles throughout the cathedral. One of the reasons why some people see it as an important building is because it’s one of the few places that are still standing which has many of the first Romanesque features that were ever used. If you’re brave enough to climb all of the steps of the Girona cathedral you’ll also be able to see one of the best views of the city. Sometimes you might even be lucky enough to hear some music in the cathedral! If you’ve ever been to the flower festival in the city (which is one of the best festivals in Girona) you’ll notice that the cathedral is one of the focus points for the festival, and you don’t have to wonder why that is if you ever get to visit it!
Old Fortifications – The old fortifications were first built in order to protect the area, but obviously there isn’t really a need for that these days. The Romans built it in the 1st century BC and there are still parts of it standing today. However, around six