Top attractions in Girona
Top 7 Things To Do and See in Girona
Catalonia’s largest city is Girona, Spain. Whether it’s the ancient, cobbled streets, and medieval baths or the dramatic coast speckled with arcaded houses, a trip to Girona is filled with things to do and see. Here’s our top 7.
1. Sant Pere de Rodes
Girona history and natural beauty meet at this ancient monastery. The view alone from the top of the hill looking over the Mediterranean coastline is worth the hike up there.
2. Sant Pere de Galligants
Another monastery, Sant Pere de Galligants, also features a concise museum that houses artifacts from prehistoric to Roman times.
You can’t miss the river Onyar during your visit to Girona. Cross the Eiffel Bridge for picturesque scenery of colorful houses and lovely bridges.
4. Girona Cathedral
This magnificent building is absolutely breathtaking, full of history and architectural beauty. On Sundays, entrance is free.
5. Museu d'Art
Do not miss this excellent museum, dwarfed next to the Cathedral, despite its five floors of religious art.
6. Lake of Banyoles
Take a quick bus to Banyoles for an afternoon of relaxing by this gorgeous lake and wandering through its surrounding old town.
7. Cinema Museum
The focus of Museu del Cinema is on the development of film and early advancements in the moving image. It’s highly informative and interactive, a necessary visit for all ages.
Planning Your Visit
Visit in Spring
The Girona weather is warm but not too hot yet, perfect for strolling along the coast. Easter is an incredible time to visit Costa Brava. Girona is filled with joyous religious festivals and parades. Of course, summer is best for Girona beaches.
Pay the full price at the first museum and then half off entry at all the others. Getting the GironaMuseus Card will be worth it if you plan to see more than one of the five major Girona museums.
Girona to Barcelona
There are a few options for getting between Girona and Barcelona. You could rent a car and drive north an hour and a half to Barcelona, or maybe your flight arrival will fall conveniently with a scheduled Barcelona Bus or the train. A taxi would cost 120€, which might not be so bad if you’re splitting the cost with a group.
Good to know
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- Best time to visit
- Plan your visit in the spring, when the temperatures are warm and comfortable. If you can, try to visit during the Easter celebrations for an unforgettable experience!
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What people are saying about Girona
La experiencia fue excelente y la recomendaríamos a todo quien quiera conocer mas sobre la historia de Girona y Costa Brava. Nuestro guía fue Miguel quien se portó maravillosamente y nos hizo sentir como en familia. En todo momento estuvo muy atento a nuestras necesidades y como éramos una pareja en español y uno en inglés individualmente nos dedicó tiempo para explicarnos todo.
Hi we had our tour with Ona a couple of days ago. She was amazing. Super informative and never rushed anyone in my group. The tour was well paced. We had great conservations and she took the time to tell us the best parts of Girona. 100% recommend this tour to anyone.
Great experience learning about the history of Girona and why Game of Thrones decided to go with this incredible city. We had Ona as our tour guide and she did an amazing job to keep all of us engaged in the tour and answer all of our questions.
This was an awesome experience. It’s outside of Barcelona, we went in February so the places were not crowded and it was really enjoyable. Our guide Miguel was great, he even extended our tour though a larger part of Girona.
well organized and fun trip. Matt with Inout barcelona local tours was our tour guide and driver. He was informative, funny and engaging. Hotel pick up and drop off was perfect and so convenient. Thanks to all:)