Girona took me by surprise. Blame that on a busy month which did not really give me a chance to research in detail about Girona before the travel. So I guess in a way I wasn’t expecting its beautiful, well preserved medieval town. What I also didn’t realise at the time of my visit was that the town served as the location for Game of Thrones’ city of Braavos and also a bit of Westeros (Remember Great Sept of Baelor from Season 6?).
Girona is one of the most important cities of Spain’s Catalonian region. The city was originally founded by Romans, and some of the walls from two thousand years back still stand. The city later expanded under different rules and many of the structures built during medieval times still stand today. The best way to explore the city is by walking and eventually losing yourself in the myriad of alleys and cobbled streets.
Explore Girona in 2 days
We made a two day visit to Girona from Barcelona of which half a day was spent at Dali’s museum in Figueres and Palafrugell, and the rest in the medieval town of Girona. Like always I wish I had more time so I could walk those streets once again. But alas, a day job offers only that much escape. Nonetheless, 2 days were quite sufficient to experience the old town’s charm. Read on for some of the sights of Girona you should visit.