Welcome to Girona

The Roman town of Gerunda lay on the Via Augusta from Gades (now Cádiz) to the Pyrenees. Taken from the Muslims by the Franks in the late 8th century, Girona became the capital of one of Catalonia’s most important counties, falling under the sway of Barcelona in the late 9th century. Girona’s wealth in medieval times produced many fine Romanesque and Gothic buildings that have survived repeated attacks, while a Jewish community flourished here until its expulsion in 1492.

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Girona and Costa Brava Tour from Barcelona

Leaving Barcelona, you will head to Girona, a city with a long history, believed to be founded around 76 BC. The river Onyar neatly divides the city in two, separating the old town from the new. The city has a rich architectural heritage and you can see evidence of this in its the cathedral founded in 1038 an the Roman walls which you can stroll along when they are open or wander the narrow streets of the old town.Continue to the Santuari dels Angels, this spot offers panoramic views of the whole Girona region and is the spot Salvador Dali chose for his wedding. From here you will make your way to Pals, a small city that grew from a fortress. Stop here for lunch before you head to the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell. The clean lines of the whitewashed houses here will be evident here and you'll have time to explore the rocky coastline or perhaps even take a dip in the inviting waters before returning to Barcelona.

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Girona, Figueres, and Dali Museum Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

Leave central Barcelona by air-conditioned coach and travel to north Catalonia to the walled city of Girona, on the Onyar River. As you travel, hear how Girona became one of Spain’s most prosperous cities in medieval times: a wealth that saw the construction of its beautiful Romanesque and Gothic buildings. After roughly 1.5 hours, arrive in the city and stroll around the Old Town with your guide. Delve into the old-world streets and Jewish Quarter, home to one of Catalonia’s most significant Jewish communities in the Middle Ages. See the baroque Cathedral exterior and admire the views of Girona’s pastel-colored houses perched along the Onyar’s banks. Then, after free time for lunch (own expense), continue by coach to Figueres, the birthplace of 20th-century Spanish artist, Salvador Dalí. On route, hear Dalí's extraordinary life story and learn how the moustachioed genius remodeled Figueres’ Dalí Theatre-Museum from the town’s original Municipal Theater. Admire the museum’s striking Dalí-esque façade and then head inside to view its collections of Dalí’s art, before seeing some of his stylized jewels at the neighboring Dalí Jewels exhibition. Wrap up with some free time to explore Figueres on your own before your tour ends back in Barcelona.

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Girona and Costa Brava Tour of Spain from Barcelona

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Plaza de Cataluna, Barcelona, CataloniaStart this tour directly from your hotel or apartment in Barcelona city. We come to pick you up, so please be sure to let us know exactly where you are staying.Enjoy an overview of Barcelona city along the route, pass by Catalunya Square, the main square in the city centre.Pass By: Barcelona Cathedral, Barcelona, CataloniaAlong the way, you may have the chance to pass by close to the Gothic Cathedral in the city centre and to have a fast look to its high towers from your minivan.Pass By: Casa Batllo, Barcelona, CataloniaAlong the way, you may have the chance to pass by the famous Casa Batllo, an amazing UNESCO heritage by the hands of the genius of Gaudi.Pass By: Casa Mila - La Pedrera, Barcelona, CataloniaAlong the way, you may have the chance to pass by the most famous private houses of the city, the astonishing Casa Mila, or most well known as La Pedrera, that means the house of stones. Do you want to know why?Pass By: Casa de les Punxes, Barcelona, CataloniaAlong the way, pass by one of the true gems of modernist architecture to find out about the legend of St George, the Patron Saint of Barcelona and many more countries…Stop At: GironaStart your day with a walking tour of the Old Town of Girona, one of the most emblematic city of Catalonia. Founded by Romans in 77 B.C., Girona will surprise you in its fusion between past and present times. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Onyar River, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaMarvel at the colourful façades of the houses on the shores of the Onyar River that goes through the city and engenders this warm atmosphere and emblematic image of Girona. You will enjoy different and exciting panoramic views, either from the various bridges that cross Onyar river or from the top of the medieval walls of the city.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Patronat Call de Girona, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaStart your walking tour of Girona with one of the most well preserved Jewish neighbourhoods in Europe. Visit its winding street dating back to roman times and find out hidden corners of this emblematic area of the city.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Passeig de la Muralla, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaContinue your walking tour of Girona into the Old City Walls, dating back to roman times. You can’t miss the chance to enjoy the great panoramic views of the city.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Jardins dels Alemanys, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaProbably one of the most romantic spots of the city, offering spectacular views of Girona. We bet you will fall in love with this corner of peace in the heart of the city centre.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaHave a look to the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, dating back to the XI century. This church has witnessed the passing by of wars and occupation, becoming even a mosque for almost 100 years…Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Rambla de la Libertad, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaEnjoy the hustlings and bustlings of the main street of Girona Old Town, pass by traditional restaurants and cafes, take the chance for some shopping and souvenirs of the area.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Placa de la Independencia, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaContinue your visit to the Independence Square (Plaça de la Independència), one of the best-known and most busy places in the city. A porticoed square in neoclassical style, its name refers to the War of Spanish Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaPass by the Museum of Archaeology, one of the oldest museums in Catalonia, founded in 1846. It houses archaeological finds from excavations in the region of Girona, from prehistory up to the Middle Ages.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Arab Baths, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaPass by this singular Romanesque construction of the 12th century inspired by Roman baths.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: El Cul de la lleona, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaProbably one of the weirdest traditions of Girona, but local legend has it if you kiss its butt it will bring you good luck and back to Gerona. Will you miss the chance to find cheap return airline tickets thanks to the most famous butt of the area?Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Village Medieval de Pals, Pals, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaOnce you assured your visit back to Girona, we can now head to our next destination: the medieval village of Pals, a magical place, a home to experiences and traditional legends that will surprise you. A walk along these cobbled streets and alleys takes you straight back to the middle ages: there are stone arches, Moorish arches, Romanesque and Gothic doorways and windows... Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Torre de les Hores, Pals, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaOn your way through the town, you will come to the Town Square, the Visigoth tombs, the church, the castle, the Torre de les Hores, the town walls which you leave behind you along the way to the Josep Pla Viewpoint from where you can contemplate the beauty and the sobriety of the Empordà Plain presided over by the Montgrí Massif with the Medes Islands in the background.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Playas de Calella, Calella de Palafrugell, Palafrugell, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaEnjoy a walking tour of this ancient fishing village formed by several coves. Calella de Palafrugell is one of the few places on the Costa Brava which still preserves the charm of the villages of the area before the arrival of mass tourism, with narrow streets, steep tiled roofs and some traditional two-floor fishermen’s dwellings.Choose among the several restaurants of the village, take the chance to eat typical and traditional Catalan food (lunch not included in the price).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Plage de Sa Tuna, Begur, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaIn summer time, you will have the chance to take a bath into the crystal clear water of this lovely beach. Don’t forget your swimming suit and towel!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: La playa de Tamariu, Tamariu, Palafrugell, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaWe want you to enjoy and relax in your holidays, so if the Sa Tuna beach is overcrowded, we will head to a more isolated beach in the area. Lay down and enjoy the tour, we will think of the rest.Duration: 30 minutes

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Dali Museum Tour by Rail from Barcelona, with Girona Option

Start your day with an early morning pickup from your central Barcelona hotel. Take a comfortable eco-taxi from your hotel to the Barcelona Sants railway station, then board a high-speed train to Figueres. On arrival, after almost an hour, hop into an air-conditioned minivan and cruise over to the unique Dalí Theatre-Museum, which displays the largest and most diverse collection of works by Salvador Dalí, the core of which is from the artist's personal collection.Delve into the world of one of the most extraordinary minds of the 20th century as your guide illuminates the broad range work in a museum conceived and designed by Dalí himself. Experience the bizarre 3-dimensional anamorphic living room installation with custom furniture that looks like the face of Mae West when viewed only from one spot. Bend your mind around holographic art and raise your brow at a beautiful collection of jewelry designed by Dalí. See the glass geodesic dome cupola that crowns the stage of the old theater and look down to where Dalí is buried in a crypt below the stage floor.After, hop back on the train and return to Barcelona. Alternatively, if you've upgraded, continue to the 2,000-year-old town of Girona, approximately halfway back to Barcelona. Wander through medieval streets over the footprints of Iberians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Jews and Christians as you make your way to the Old Town. Pop into El Call, the Jewish Quarter, where Jews lived for six centuries under their own laws until 1492. View the rows of red, orange and yellow buildings that line along the banks of the Onyar River.Following the remaining train ride, arrive at central Barcelona where your tour concludes.

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'Game Of Thrones' Tour in Girona from Barcelona

Your Game of Thrones day starts at 9am in front of the Palau de la Musica. While you wait for your tour to begin, you can get in the mood by watching some video clips of the actual show filmed in Girona, alongside some photographs taken during the filming. Your guide will explain the main sites and locations you will visit, as well as the schedule for the day.The drive to Girona takes just over an hour, and on the way your guide will tell you all about the history of this medieval town, and tell you some interesting stories about the actual filming in the town. Once you arrive in Girona, you will be taken on a comprehensive tour of all the main film locations, and you'll be able to stand on the exact same spots as your favorite characters. With the help of photographs taken during the shooting, your guide will try to build a picture of what filming was like, and how it transformed the town of Girona into King's Landing.After about one and a half hours, you will take a break and treat you to specially made local ice cream, created in honour of Game of Thrones, and call 'The King's Hand.' You will explore the Roman Walls, discover the Jewish Call and soak up the atmosphere of the beautifully preserved medieval jewel.At around 1pm, take a break and enjoy a delicious lunch in a traditional restaurant. After lunch at around 2:30pm, you will head to a carefully preserved medieval village. After an hour long guided visit, you will head back to Barcelona arriving between 5 and 6pm.

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Viator Exclusive: 'Game Of Thrones' Walking Tour of Girona

The tour will start in one of the most famous stairs of Girona, the stairs of the Church of Sant Martí s'Acosta in the Pujada de Sant Domenech. Head deeper into the narrow and winding alleys of the Jewish quarter (Call Jueu), street of Claveria, Sant Llorenç street, Cúndaro street. Then, pass the Cathedral of Santa Maria to reach Cartanyà Bisbe Street, in the neighborhood near the Casserna dels Alemanys (German Headquarters). Return to the cathedral to admire its baroque façade and see the large stairs that lead down to square. From there, you'll head to Ferran the Catolic street to see the Arab baths. Visit the Plaza dels Jurats and make your way to the magnificent Romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de Galligans. Finally, you'll see the surroundings of the Church of Sant Feliu , also with a grand staircase.These sites appear as locations in the fictional towns of Braavos and King's Landing.