Girona Tourist Information
Costa Brava Airport is the international airport, which serves the northeastern corner of the Iberian Peninsular. The airport is situated approximately 12km from Girona. Costa Brava Airport handles a number of daily internal connections and international chartered flights. You can reach your resort by taxi or with a car rental, if you are more than 1 person, is cheaper to hire a car.
Travel Advice in Girona
The provincial capital city of Girona is positioned in the most northeastern corner of Spain, 60 km from the French borderand 90 km from Barcelona. This beautiful ancient city has had a rich and vibrant history with a settlement existing on the site for over 2,500 years.
The most prominent features offered by Girona are on the east bank of the River Onyar within the oldest section of the city, known as La Força Vella. The main road within the ancient city gates is the Carrer de la Forca this leads to narrow medieval streets and alleyways, steep staircases and finally beautiful churches, historic buildings and houses built high on the hillside.
La Forca Vellas most notable monument is the remarkable 14th Century Cathedral Also located in the square of the Cathedral Square are the Episcopal Palace, the Church of Sant Feliu and the 12th Century Arabic baths of Baños Árabes.
Discovering Girona by car
The coastal region to the east of Girona, known as the Costa Brava, is a popular destination for tourists who are attracted by the areas numerous locations. Every body likes to hire a car and drive along the coast and visit In the north of the Costa Brava is the beautiful town of Cadaqués, which is situated between dramatic mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. At Port Lligat, a short walk from the town, there is the house of Salvador Dalí, where is now a superb museum dedicated to the Cadaqués born artist.
The old town of Tossa de Mar is notable for it’s Medieval walls and towers, and close proximity to a huge range of beaches.. Just south of Tossa de Mar are the beautiful sandy beaches like Llevador, Cala d’en Carlos, etc. Alternatively, the secluded resorts to the north of Tossa de Mar offer a coastal landscape filled with rocky cliffs, sandy beaches and pine forests such as those at Sant Jaume, Cala Bona, Pola, Giverola.
The inland towns and villages around Girona provide visitors with the opportunity to discover the unique culture of the province. Ripoll lies to the north west of the capital and is renowned for the 1st Century Benedictine monastery that has a 12th Century roman sculpted gateway. The medieval city of Besalú also illustrates the rich heritage of the province of Girona with two Roman churches, and the 11th Century fortified bridge. Gerona is situated at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains that offer a wide range of mountain sport activities as well as cultural routes around the Romanic heritage of the area. There is the Cadí-Moixeró Nature Reserve, the Volcanic area of Garrotxa, charming villages such as Santa Pau, Besalú, Beget.
The main railway station in Girona is situated in the city center on Plaça d Espanya, on the west bank of the River Onyar. The station operates the national RENFE trains, offering various daily connections to all major Spanish towns, including Madrid and Barcelona.
A wide range of vehicles are available to hire at competitive prices providing the freedom that may be required to fully enjoy the dynamic region surrounding the principle city of Girona.
Phone: 902 18 08 08