Girona the second most attractive city to visit in Catalonia
Girona is a city in the northeast of Catalonia, Spain at the confluence of the rivers Ter, Onyar, Galligants, and Güell. It is the capital of the province of the same name and of the comarca of the Gironès.
Girona is located between rivers and an Antique Wall, surrounded by parks and gardens, the city of Girona amazes its visitors with Arabic remaining, the Jewish neighborhood, the great Gothic Cathedral and other Christian Churches, as well as some modernist buildings. The Plaça de la Independència, which refers to the War of Spanish Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte, is one of the best known and most frequented places in Girona. Located in Mercadal district in the city center, is also known as Plaça de Sant Agustí, because formerly the Convent of Sant Agustí had been raised there. The interest of the square lies 19th-century style, despite it is surrounded by austere identical neoclassical buildings.
The rich gastronomy and the beautiful landscapes make Girona the second most attractive city to visit in Catalonia.
Being very close to the marvelous Costa Brava, from Girona you can visit some of the best beaches and coves in the Spanish Mediterranean. Girona is a popular destination for tourists and Barcelona day-trippers. The old town stands on the steep hill of the Capuchins to the west of the river, while the more modern section stands on the plains to the east.