NileGuide Expert Says:
If you don't have a lot of time, this city is well worth even a half day trip from Barcelona. If you miss the train and don’t want to rent a car, there are buses going constantly from the Barcelona airport to the Girona airport that are fairly cheap and will get you there in under two hours.
Avinguda de França
08008 Girona, Spain
tel: +34 93 285 3834 (Tourist Office)
NileGuide Expert tip:
35 km from Girona lies the small midieval town of Besalu. Take a few hours and check it out, it's a little piece of history frozen in time.
Coined, the "Florence of Catalonia," Girona is one of Spain's hidden treasures. Just an hour outside of Barcelona, this city is rich with architectural artistry and incredible structures. Once home to one of the most important Jewish communities in Spain, the Jewish quarter (otherwise known as the 'Call de Girona'), is full of small, narrow, steep sloping streets that still give way to an overwhelming medieval vibe. Once a thriving and prosperous community, today the Call de Girona contains some of Spain's most beautiful monuments and squares. Recently restored, Girona's Jewish quarter also boasts some trendy new art galleries, upscale boutiques and chic restaurants. This is a great place to go for either a day trip or an overnighter and is easily accessible from Barcelona via train and/or car.