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When travelling to Girona your best option is to fly straight into the Barcelona Girona airport, officially known as the Girona Costa-Brava airport, which is only a 15-minute drive from the Girona city centre. Do not be confused with the Barcelona airport, although Barcelona is close by and could be visited from Girona by taking your, Girona rent a car for a day drive, the capital city of Catalonia, Barcelona, and its main airport is located an hour drive away from Girona.
Girona City Attractions
Once you have arrived in Girona the city itself is meant for walking. Leave your Girona airport car hire close at hand however, for multiple attractions are waiting to be discovered by you in nearby towns. Wonder into Gerona’s, Old Town district, where you will marvel upon one of the most redolent historical jewels of Catalonia. Walk along the Carolingian wall dating back to the era of Charlemagne or visit the Cathedral boasting the widest arched span in the world; and certainly a stroll along the Onyar, the river that flows through the city, offers its most emblematic sight, the multicolored homes that line its banks. Other illustrious sights to visit are the Romanesque buildings of SanPere de Galliants and Sant Feliu plus the Arab Baths.
A walk though the Jewish Quarter offers sights of great architectural interest. San Martí boasts beautiful medieval stairwells and passageways, while Sant Nicolau features an impressive Romanesque style octagonal dome. In summary the entire city is an ornate spectacle featuring many a lavish sights everywhere you look or turn the corner.