What to see in Girona
The Monastery of St. Daniel is a historical and natural attraction located on the outskirts of the city of Girona. This Benedictine building was built in the 12th century and is located in an idyllic setting surrounded by forests. It offers visitors a unique experience combining history, architecture and nature.
It is located in St. Daniel Valley, a few kilometres from the centre of Girona. Its quiet and picturesque location makes it an ideal site for those seeking to escape the bustle of the city and enjoy the natural beauty of the region.
Its church is dedicated to St. Daniel and is a notable example of Catalan Romanesque architecture, as it has semicircular arches, carved capitals and Gothic ribbed vaults. The interior of the church houses beautiful altarpieces and decorative elements from various periods.
It has a well-preserved two-story cloister, which invites visitors to take a leisurely walk and contemplate the medieval architecture. The upper floor is simpler and in the Gothic style (15th century), while the lower floor is in the Romanesque style (13th century). It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the serenity of the surroundings.
St. Daniel Valley, where the monastery is located, is known for its lush vegetation, walking trails and beautiful landscapes. Visitors can enjoy pleasant walks through the forests, discover small waterfalls and enjoy the tranquillity of the natural environment.