Have You Been To Girona?

 

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Last February, I visited Girona with a special task in mind – the highlight of the trip was a 4-hour lunch at Celler de Can Roca. It turned out that the city was totally worth a day trip from Barcelona even if I did not have a reservation at that restaurantGirona was unexpectedly charming and quaint. Here are 9 reasons why Girona is worth your time:


1. Girona or Gerona is the largest city in Northern Catalonia (Spain).

 

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View from Pont de les Peixateries Velles | © Vylyst

 

2. The reflection of pastel-coloured buildings on River Onyar reminds me of Florence (Italy).

 

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View from Pont de les Peixateries Velles | © Vylyst

 

3. Enjoy the fresh air and a sweeping view of the city as you walk up to Monestir de Sant Pere de Galligants.

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4. Girona has many museums, including the award-winning Museu del Cinema.

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5. Are you a fan of the high-ranking TV series Game of Thrones? The city of Braavos in this series was set in Girona.

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6. Girona’s medieval architecture makes it become a time capsule.

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7. Located on the highest point in the town, Cathedral of Santa Maria de Girona has the second largest single nave in the world.

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8. Finished in the 20th century, the cathedral’s facade is impressive and is a blend of Baroque and Classical style.

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9. Girona is home to El Celler de Can Rocathe world’s best restaurant in 2013 and 2015.

Reservations must be made 11 months in advance.

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Needless to say, Girona is my kind of city, and I felt peaceful walking through its cobbled lanes.

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5 thoughts on “Have You Been To Girona?

  1. Wow! You must be a dedicated foodie (perhaps I ought to know that by now…) How was the food? I’m always cautious about chasing Top XX restaurants that cost an arm and a leg, as many times they aren’t satisfying enough when factoring in the costs… Hope you enjoyed yours. 🙂

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    1. Hey Jolene, as a foodie, it is a dream for me to eat there. I must say it was exhilarating. Of course, the day was followed by a month of salads only :P. Unfortunately, not every dish was perfect. There was a super salty main dish that I did not like. But I was so impressed with one of their desserts I think it was the best thing I had ever eaten. Despite the cost, it was still worth trying once because most of their dishes were unbeatable. Also, it was a memorable dining experience because the tasting menu had a narrative to follow – imagine traveling to different places while having the food.

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