Fought over by many civilisations, over many ages. Just take one look at the beauty and artistry of this old city and you'll see what all the fuss was about. Situated in the far north east of the country, approximately 30 miles inland from the Costa Brava, it's set in some stunning scenery between two mountain ranges.
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The city itself isn't short of aesthetic charm either. It has a hotchpotch of building styles, interwoven by narrow streets and steep alleyways. The centrepiece is the magnificent cathedral, itself a combination of Roman, Baroque and Gothic architecture.
Walls of Girona
This is all surrounded by a great wall, which has withheld many military strikes in past days (the last being by Napoleon in 1809) and is immaculately preserved to this day. Far from keeping people out nowadays, the wall and the rest of the city's history continue to draw in the tourists, keen to visit the attractions and the many unique museums that tell the tale of their past.
Nightlife and Shopping
There's room for more than just the old world here however. The city is also known for its shopping, and a good place to start is the street of Carrer Santa Clara. As well as local stores, you'll also find a nice selection of restaurants and a scattering of welcoming nightlife venues nearby.
Easy to Get To and Get About
This gorgeous taste of Catalonia can be easily reached by air, with the Girona Costa Brava Airport just 7 miles down the road. Barcelona is also within close reach, being an hour and twenty minutes away by bus and train. Now you know what to see and do it is time to find the best deals on accommodation in Girona hotels.