Stop 10: Girona, Spain
Where to go
How to get there
Coming from Barcelona it is about a 30 minute train ride for around $15.
Getting around Girona: you can walk everywhere or there is a local bus if you want to go further than the main downtown area.
What to see
While most travelers go to Girona as a day trip I recommend staying for at least 2 days. It is small but was one of the most interesting cities I’ve ever been to.
Stay at this Airbnb It literally could not be in a better location and depending on the season it is between $30-$50 a night. It has a full kitchen and a porch looking out right onto the cobblestone, historic streets.
While we were there we saw a lot of tour groups walking through the city which would be an option to see the main historical monuments. Lucky for me, Adam knows some Girona history himself so I had my own personal tour guide for the day that was free!
The Girona Cathedral and Jewish Quarter were my favorite parts of the city. You begin walking from right downtown through cobblestone streets, past 600 year old cathedrals and you truly do feel like you’re in season 6 of Game of Thrones!
I recommend getting up early to start your day of exploring the city. Like I mentioned, there are many tour groups which you will want to avoid.
Our first night we went to a Girona soccer game which was so much fun! It was so cool to watch and see how much passion the fans had for the game, it reminded me of being at a Badger game! Take the L11bus from downtown to get to the game. (We missed the bus and actually ended up running 40 minutes to get there, talk about dedicated Girona fans!)
For $2 you can walk through the Arab Baths which were super cool and interesting to learn about.
My favorite part about traveling is finding a place I never thought I’d go to or even knew about! Girona is one of those places and will make you feel that you’ve traveled through time, it was incredible.