Girona guide

Girona It is in Catalonia, in the northwest of Spain, and has about 100,000 inhabitants. A city steeped in history in every street and with a lot of old houses that contrast with the new buildings achieving a very striking effect. It is a walled city that has existed since Roman times.

Then I give you one Girona short guide so you know everything there is to know if you visit the city. Take note:

Wander: If you like to walk and wander through the cities you visit then you will be in an ideal since it is not very big and it is very easy to see. You can take a tour of the Passeig Arqueològic, where there are still remains of the Roman road that connected the city with Rome. Following that wall you will find very interesting neighborhoods with various monuments and places of interest.

Girona Cathedral: It was built between the 12th and 14th centuries and is in the Gothic style, except for its west face, which is in the Catalan Baroque style. It is the widest cathedral in Europe and has a spectacular marble throne that was made when Charlemagne's troops took the city in 785.

Church and Convent of Sant Pere de Galligants: It is a beautiful 10th century Benedictine convent with a church built in the 12th century, both in Romanesque style. Inside is the Archaeological Museum.

City History Museum: It is in an old convent that still preserves the remains of its cemetery. Here there are collections with musical, scientific and all kinds of instruments.

art Museum: It is in an old Episcopal Palace and has one of the most important collections in Catalonia in terms of sculptures, paintings and religious objects, from various churches or monasteries that disappeared during the war.

Banys Arabs: They are the famous Arab Baths and are from the 12th century. They keep several of their rooms, such as the dresses, the pool, the bathroom areas and the steam rooms. They are very well preserved although they have not been used since the 15th century.

Cinema Museum: A fantastic place that film lovers will especially fall in love with. It tells the history of cinema for more than 500 years and has an extensive collection by the Catalan filmmaker Tomás Mallol with more than 30,000 pieces.

Gastronomy: It is excellent thanks to the large number of natural products available in the area, in addition to the fact that the chefs here have always had a reputation for being the best. One of the great characteristics of Girona's cuisine is that it mixes seafood with mountain products, as in the case of its famous ‘chicken with lobster’ and which achieves a spectacular contrast of flavors. The most successful dishes are those based on fish and seafood, beef, lamb, duck or chicken.

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