Day tripping to Medieval Girona

TRAVEL DIARY: GIRONA

Left our hotel early for Barcelona Nord. I organised this day trip via Get Your Guide. Met our guide at platform 17/18, left at 8:30 and arrived in Girona, Spain, in about an hour.

Explored Girona with a local guide, who shared Game of Thrones Season 6 details which was shot there. I was not personally interested as I was more focused on architecture and sculptures.

We passed Museu del Cinema with a live band and giant puppets which created a captivating scene.

I know I am small but if you look closely I was there 😂😂😂 … somewhere.

Strolling amidst colourful facades of buildings.

With the group, we proceeded towards the iconic Eiffel Bridge in Girona.

Girona’s renowned Eiffel Bridge, crafted by Gustav Eiffel in 1877 prior to his famous tower in Paris, was originally named Pont de les Peixateries Velles but is locally called El Pont de Ferro.

Colorful houses along Girona’s Onyar River, painted by artists and architects in the late 20th century.

I noticed many passages with archways.

There were also numerous narrow alleyways.

And some public art in the Old Town.

Girona Jewish neighbourhood is one of the best conserved jewish quarter of Spain.

Beautiful steps of the Pujada de Sant Domenec located in the Jewish Quarter.

Souvenir shops added colour to our walk.

Medieval alley with stone walls.

The Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona is the most famous church in the city. It has a baroque facade and grand staircase that leads to the church.The construction of this building lasted over 400 years.

Walking just a bit further is the Church Of Sant Feliu (Saint Felix) and its bell tower. This was the first cathedral in Girona until the 10th century.

Strolled across the River Onyar and saw these colourful houses and windows again to get to the other side of the banks.

The river divides the newer part of the city on the west bank from the old town area on the east bank. There were lots of cafes and restaurants around the plaza.

Had a hearty lunch and then it was time to move on to our next destination.

Photos from 15 October 2023

Exploring Girona for a day, witnessing the well preserved old town and the lively new district was a great experience, even though the visit felt regrettably short – but definitely worth every moment.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    I absolutely loved Girona, Teresa. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Teresa says:

      Happy to share my adventure, Jo.

      1. restlessjo says:

        🤗🩵

  2. Toonsarah says:

    I’ve never been to Girona but it’s clear from your post that it has lots of photogenic details that would appeal to me!

    1. Teresa says:

      Well our short excursion was that… really brief! Maybe when you go you can share more of the wonderful city.

  3. Ludwig says:

    Another wonderful excursion. You really make your readers feel like being there. Thank you!

    1. Teresa says:

      I am glad it has that effect on you. Thanks Ludwig.

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