ADD TO LISTGerona is a modestly visited destination located in Spain. People who travel to Gerona typically go to see the Les Cases de L'onyar and enjoy its castles and churches, which can be worth a visit. Find out more about what you can see and do in this Gerona travel guide.
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Gerona is a city in the northeast of Spain on the Costa Brava, near the French border. It is a beautiful city where you get a real feeling for its history just by walking through its ancient streets. Its a walled city which dates back to the Roman period, the old quarter is located within the city walls. There is a well known stretch of houses, built in the 19th century, which make up the part of the city wall destroyed by the French in 1807 while the city was under siege.
The province of Gerona is spectacular. The coast, the Costa Brava, is breathtaking. The small coves and natural beaches surrounded by rocky mountains covered by pine trees and other vegetation are characteristic of this coastline. Tourism opportunities abound. There are a number of delightful small fishing villages where you can relax, enjoy tranquility and eat extremely well. The interior part of the province is made up of quiet mountain villages (skiing is popular in winter). You can also visit Roman churches and monasteries of which there are hundreds (Puigcerdà, Ripio, Sant Joan de les Abadesas).
Part of the medieval city wall can be walked on giving stunning views over the city. Start at hotel ciutat de girona, walk left to the bridge over the river Onyar. Then go right on to the shoppingstreet la rambla. Take a chair, have some tapas and watch the people go by. Continue further passed the square at the end of the rambla and then turn left, this is were you start to walk on the wall all the way to the jardines de la Francesa, back towards the cathedral. At the end of the walk you can have a nice meal in medieval atmosphere at la S'paguetteria, close to the university. After the meal, head towards the cathedral and walk through the narrow streets towards the river.
When we wanted to stop by at Girona for a coffee and a walk to the river and the bridges, we needed somewhere to park for 2 hours. (You can't access the nice places by car).
There is a parking about a block behind Clinica Quirugica de Onyar. Can't recall the name of the street. It could have been Carrer de Julia de Chia or Carrer Vista Alegre. For sure it's pretty close to those. From there, the pedestrian street next to the river is 10 minutes walking.
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