Holidaying on the Costa Brava, then why not spend a day in Girona?
To reach Girona from Lloret de Mar there is a very good bus service into Girona city centre from Lloret de Mar bus Station.
Visitors to the Costa Brava often arrive by plane landing at Girona airport and sadly this is as much as they see of this beautiful city. Flying into Girona airport it looks a very grey and uninteresting city but this is so wrong! It has a history of more than 2,000 years and a multitude of historic areas and buildings to visit. Separated by the River Onyar Girona is a city of two halves - old and new, it is a shoppers paradise as well as been a great place to visit for those more interested in its historic and more cultural attractions!
The Basilica of Sant Feliu - was Girona's first Cathedral until the 10th century. Both the Cathedral and Basilica are open to the public, at present tickets cost €7 and give access to both.
The Cathedral - Built between the 11th & 18th centuries has had a number of additions over the years in different styles from the Romanesque to Neo Classical. At a width of 23 metres it has the widest Gothic Nave in the world. Its museum houses treasures of religious art, a collection of Gothic silverware and the famous 12th century Creation Tapestry.
People travel from miles around to visit Girona's large outdoor market, its held every Tuesday and Saturday in Devesa Park. Goods on sale are clothing, shoes, bags & accessories household goods, bric a bac, fruit and veg.
Lots of bargains to be found!
These unusual houses on the edge of the old part of the city line the River Onyar.
The Jewish Quarter - The Call is a maze of narrow cobbled streets filled with lots of charming stores to investigate! There is also a very interesting Museum of Jewish History.
The Placa de la Indepencia is a bustling square filled with popular restaurants. In the centre of the square stands the monument 1809 Girona dedicated to the defenders of the city.