Girona

About 99 km northeast of Barcelona and a 50-minute train ride from Barcelona-Sants station stands the ancient city of Girona. Girona is the capital of the province of Girona and one of the major Catalan cities. The medieval city is over two thousand years old as it was officially founded in 79 BC, beginning as an Iberian settlement. Approximately 100,000 people live in Girona and it rests at the confluence of the rivers Ter, Onyar, Galligants and Güell. Walking through the streets of Girona is like stepping into a time machine that travels back to the medieval era with narrow cobble-stoned streets, massive churches, ancient buildings and stone fortresses. The city’s Catedral de Girona’s interior includes the widest Gothic navel in the world and the city contains the smallest square in Europe, Plaça dels Raïms. Girona also includes the famous red-iron bridge, El Pont de Ferro, which was created by the same man who designed the Eiffel Tower, Gustave Eiffel, right before he constructed the world-famous landmark. In the old town stands a massive Roman wall that looks like The Great Wall of China’s baby brother, which is surrounded by several Roman facades. Girona is a mystical city that hosts many scenes from the international hit series Game of Thrones. These ancient streets allow your imagination to run back to a time when kings and queens ruled the town and knights battled in the streets.

Author: Daniella Sousa

I have recently taught abroad and developed a love for travel. I am a current Bachelor of Education student and a lifetime lover of writing. I believe the world needs a little more adventure, love and positivity and that everyone should find the courage to get up and follow their dreams.

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