A tight huddle of ancient arcaded houses, grand churches, climbing cobbled streets and medieval baths, and Catalonia’s most extensive and best-preserved Call (medieval Jewish quarter), all enclosed by defensive walls and the lazy Río Onyar, constitute a powerful reason for visiting north Catalonia’s largest city, Girona.
The Roman town of Gerunda lay on Vía Augusta, the highway from Rome to Cádiz. Taken from the Muslims by the Franks in AD 797, Girona became capital of one of Catalonia’s most important counties, falling under the sway of Barcelona in the late 9th century. Its wealth in medieval times produced many fine Romanesque and Gothic buildings that have survived repeated attacks and sieges, which is today combined with fine examples of Modernisme, as well as lively nightlife and art and music festivals.
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Palma de Mallorca Shore Excursion: Palma de Mallorca City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
No matter what cruise ship you arrive on, this is the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in Palma de Mallorca. Explore the ancient Mediterranean port city and experience the best things to do in Palma de Mallorca with this 24 -ticket aboard an open-top, double-decker bus.
Mallorca Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling Trip
Have a fun day swimming and snorkeling off the beautiful coast of Mallorca on this 6.5-hour catamaran cruise! You’ll enjoy views of the breathtaking shoreline of Mallorca, the main island of the Balearic Islands, and you’ll have several swimming and snorkeling opportunities in the Mediterranean Sea.