Girona, Spain

Girona is a small town a bit outside Barcelona. A medieval fortress, it keeps and proudly displays the Catalonian character. A gem for any visitor, little known to the average tourist, the town has its own airport and while small enough to be walked it’s big enough to have plenty of things to do and see. Not far from France and even Andorra, Girona is the little sister of Barcelona and is far less crowded than its bigger sister without missing the charm of Catalonian countryside.

Girona has a mixture of Spanish and Catalonian flavour and a stroll in the evening through the old town is a visual delight. A river runs through it and with bridges a plenty, the sightseeing becomes a memorable experience.

A pretty and shy town in North East Spain, surrounded by wonderful countryside and quaint villages and castles that deserve a visit and can be easily reached by car.

OVERRATED (Be warned!):
-The heat in the summer is something to be aware of.
-Cobbled streets in the city centre. Proper shoes a must.
-Customer service substandard comapred to North America
-Restaurants don’t start serving dinner until 9-10pm, be aware when making reservations
-Catalonian independence is deeply rooted for here. Best not to talk politics with locals
-Not as cheap as expected when it comes to hotels and restaurants or even casual shopping

UNDERRATED (Cool unknown facts):
-The city is an unknown gem when it comes to medieval buildings and streets
-A large park in the middle of the city makes it for a very pleasant stroll.
-Restaurants and bars are excellent.
-A drive through the countryside surrounding Girona is very rewarding
-Easy to get around

Have you ever been to Girona and found something overrated? Tell us by leaving a comment below!

Girona, Spain
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