69. Girona, Costa Brava Spain
Why Girona, Costa Brava?
Most people just head to Barcelona and that’s it. I actually think that Barcelona is too busy and prefer the more quiet Girona in Costa Brava just north of Barcelona by train for about an hour or so.
Girona is located in the Catalunya part of Spain northeast of Barcelona and Molins de Rei and south of Perpignan in France.
How To Get Here
There are a few ways to get here, lets look at them:
There are national and local city buses in Spain to get you around. In this area the bus company is Moventis. Check online for their schedules for routes within Costa Brava to/from Girona.
The Sagales bus service will take you from the Barcelona airport to the Girona area; the bus station is not too far to walk to the center of town.
The Spanish rail service, Renfe serves the area. There is a station at Girona.
The closest airport is Gerona, Spain (GRO). There is bus service from the airport to the city.
The airlines serving Girona are:
brussels airlines (SN), Jet2.com (LS), Jetairfly (TB), Pobeda Airlines (DP), Ryanair (FR), Thomas Cook Airlines (MT) and Transavia (HV).
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
By Shared Ride
You can use ridesharing service BlaBlaCar.
Where To Stay
Girona has a number of different properties available including hostels.
You can also checkout a site called Naturaki, which is a local company that provides property searches.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
There are many places to eat here. Just remember that there is a siesta each day, which means places will be closed during this time. You may still find one or two places though that are still open. I’m a big ice cream nut and there are a few ice cream places down the sides streets; well worth a stop. Lots of restaurants as well. They do eat a bit later at night so be aware of that.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here
What To Do
Girona is a walking city. Be sure to see the Girona Cathedral, walk across the Girona bridge, check out the Parks as well as the Jewish Quarter. You may also take trips out to local vineyards as this area is rich in wines.
==>>Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>>You may also check Viator for additional things to do in Girona and the Costa Brava region.
==>> Information and Guide Books for the region from Lonely Planet.
Language: Catalan, Spanish
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