Girona In Barcelona
Visit the Picturesque Girona – City of Sieges
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The City Of Sieges, Barcelona (Spain)
Girona is a city in Spain where the buildings are painted in bright hues and the people are warm. Girona – City of Sieges has a subtropical humid climate. It is wise to avoid visiting the city in the month of July. The summers are hot and the winters are cool. It is a popular destination and visitors usually drive to Girona from Barcelona. The best way to reach here would be the Ave train which takes 37 minutes from Barcelona to Girona. Explore ancient cathedrals, medieval fortifications, cobbled streets, and diverse nightlife with the help of our Girona tourist guide. Girona in Barcelona is one of the finest cities in terms of architecture and aesthetic artistic value.
History of Girona
Girona was for the first time inhabited by the Iberians. Later, a citadel was built here by the Romans and was called Gerunda. Later, Visigoths, Moors, and Charlemagne conquered Girona one by one and it was also reconquered by the Moors. Finally, in 878 Wilfrid the Hairy incorporated this city into Barcelona and it was declared as the city in the 11th century by Alfonso I of Aragon.
Attractions of Girona
River Onyar: This river is one of the integral parts of Girona and the highlight of the river is the colorful houses all lined up along this river. There are also bridges across this river, the architecture of which is worth noticing.
Cathedral de Santa Maria: This is one of the most iconic sites in Girona whose architecture is a mix of Gothic and Roman style. Inside this cathedral is a museum with a rich collection of artworks.
Jewish Quarter: This is an old area where Jews used to inhabit. The area is very well preserved and still retains its 500 years old charm.
Arabic Baths: Built in the 12th century, the Baths are built in the Roman and Arabic designs. Ornate columns and entrance hall with a pool are the striking features of these Arabic Baths.
Football is popular in the city and there is a hockey team as well. Lake of Banyoles is beautiful. The freshwater lake is visually appealing and a great place to relax. Visitors can spend alone time near the lake for hours. The city is known for the medieval architecture. Girona – City of Sieges is a must visit for many reasons. There is a history behind the name. The city has had 20 sieges in which free movement was not allowed. It is evident when one sees the fortification around the city.
The walls seen in the city was built by the Romans. Rent a bike in Girona and explore the city by bicycling around. You can cycle from Girona to the sea. It will be the most pleasurable experience for adventure enthusiasts.
A guided tour would be ideal because the city has a rich history! One can still see the fortification around the city. The best way to explore the city would be to walk everywhere. It is a pleasure walking in the streets of Girona. If a traveler is interested in the history of Girona, one must pay a visit. It would be a life-changing experience for the traveler.
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FAQ's of Barcelona
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There are a plethora of places to visit here including the Girona Cathedral, the ruins of Sant Pere de Rodes, Sant Pere de Galligants archaeological museum and Lake of Banyoles among several others.
The distance between Girona and Barcelona is around 100 kms.
Spanish is the widely spoken language by the people in Girona.
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