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Girona, Spain: 5 Reasons Why You Should Travel To This Cute City Outside Barcelona

By Parker Diakite

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Located in northeast Catalonia, between Barcelona and Costa Brava is the beautiful city of Girona.  It’s medieval walls, and narrow-cobbled streets, and architecture makes Girona one of the most charming cities you will visit in Spain.  

Here are 5 reasons why you should make the haul to Girona:  

Girona is the Perfect Day Trip from Barcelona

Located just an hour away via train,  Girona makes a great day trip! You can purchase a ticket for less than 9 Euros one-way.

It’s smaller than Barcelona if you need to get away from the crowds and it’s also cheaper!

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Stunning Architecture

From 982 to 1492, Jews lived in an area of Girona called El Call,  a maze of narrow, winding, cobblestoned lanes, that are still intact like they were over 500 years ago. Known as the “The Jewish Quarter” it’s one of the best-preserved in the world.

One thing you will notice when you arrive in Girona are the medieval walls known as Passeig de la Muralla. A walk on the medieval walls is a must-do activity while in Girona.

Lastly,  pay a visit across the Eiffel Bridge. Gustav Eiffel constructed a bridge in Girona just before the Eiffel Tower was built. Also called the Pont de les Peixateries Velles, this bridge spans the Onyar River and is the most famous in Girona.

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Walk up the steps of the Girona Cathedral (Game of Thrones Fans …This Is For You)

Situated on top of a hill, the Girona Cathedral dominates the city’s skyline.

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? This cathedral was used in the filming of Season 6!

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One of the world’s best restaurant is in Girona

Known as El Celler de Can Roca, here is where you can enjoy certain dishes that were inspired by perfume.

Girona Flower Festival

Girona Flower Festival is quite an event where there are hundreds of individual flower-displays across the town.  Held each year in May,  streets in Girona become art installations of flowers accompanied by music, lights, and fountains.

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