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  • 1 Gerona's Old Town Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Old Gerona is embodied by the buildings and architectural elements of its streets and squares. The grey stone and unexpected nooks and crannies give the area a unique appeal. Stroll along Carrer de la Força, around the cathedral, Carrer dels Ciutadan..

  • 2 Treasury, Girona Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Pl. de la Catedral 12

    Full of priceless works of art, the museum boasts a fine example of the Beatus (975), St John's commentary on the Apocalypse. The fourth room houses the famous Tapestry of Creation (around 1100). Unique of its kind, this hand-embroidered tapestry sho..

  • 3 Girona Art museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    pujada de la Catedral 12

    Housed in the episcopal palace, the museum provides an overview of Girona art, from the pre-Roman period to the 20C, including Romanesque and Gothic art, ceramics, gold and silverwork, glassware etc. Its most noteworthy exhibits include the Gothic re..

  • 4 Rambla de la Llibertat Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Starting at the Stone Bridge, Rambla de la Llibertat is the main thoroughfare into the Old Town, and Gerona's busiest street. Bordered by cafés and businesses, its arcades evoke the Middle Ages, at which point in history this street was the setting f..

  • 5 Cathédrale Interesting

    Religious buildings

    The 14-18C gothic cathedral dedicated to St Mary stands at the summit of the old town. It replaced a romanesque cathedral of which only the belltower and cloister now remain. Inside, note the nave, which is spectacularly large ; the widest in Europea..

  • 6 Church of Sant Feliu Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Pujada de Sant Feliu

    Originally a martyrium dedicated to St Felix, the current church was built on the romanesque foundations in several stages. You will note the lifesize 14C Christ and the collection of early Christian sarcophaguses (3-4C).

  • 7 Banys Àrabs Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ferran el Catòlic

    This building was erected in the late 12C in the style of medieval Moslem baths, with its five rooms with different functions. On the outside of the building and in the cellar there is the water heater.

  • 8 Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Santa Llúcia 8

    This former Benedictine monastery, with its church and cloister, is one of the most remarkable examples of Catalan romanesque architecture. It houses the Museu arqueologic, where you can see the magnificent tomb of the seasons (4C).

  • 9 Devesa Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Situated between the Guell, the Onyar and the Ter, it extends for more than 40 ha and is the most important Catalonian plane tree plantation. From this park came the plane trees that shade the Ramblas in Barcelona. The most famous poets have made it ..

  • 10 Pia Almoina

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The building that housed this charitable institution ( (Pia Almoina means «Pious Alms») is a magnificent example of civic gothic art. Today, it is the headquarters of the architectural school.

  • 11 Passeig Arqueològic

    Nature and gardens

    Pg. Arqueològic

    Opposite the Arab baths, stairs lead to the gardens at the foot of the ramparts. Here, a calm promenade overlooks the Ter valley, where you can enjoy the view of the surrounding countryside.

  • 12 Chapel of Sant Nicolau

    Religious buildings

    C. Santa Lucia

    This 12C funerary chapel stands opposite Sant Pere de Galligants. The chevet is formed by three apses and an octagonal lantern and is totally unusual for Catalonia.

  • 13 Fontana d'Or

    Museums and art


    This building has been known by this name since the 18C. This romanesque construction has had different functions through history and now houses many art exhibitions.

  • 14 Girona University

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. de Sant Domèniec

    The University is housed in the renovated former Sant Domènec Convent, with its baroque interior decoration, and the former Estudi General de Girona or Edifici de les Àligues (House of Eagles), with its Renaissance design.

  • 15 St Catharine's Hospital

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Gran Via de Jaume

    This baroque edifice has a most elegant and austere neo-classical facade. The old pharmacy (17 and 18C) has been converted into a museum.

  • 16 Girona Hospice

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Diputació

    The Castilian architect Ventura Rodríguez designed this stark building in a quadrangular plan (17C). Today it contains the most important cultural offices of the town; the public library and the Cultural Centre.

  • 17 Museum of the Cinema

    Museums and art

    Sèquia 1

    Set up with the collection of Tomas Mallol, this original Museum relives the start of Cinema with inventions, projections and various demonstrations.

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