Girona has the intensity of a big city while retaining the charm of a town. All of this is framed in an abundant tourist offer full of culture and recreation in equal parts.
Girona is widely known for its famed medieval quarter, with an imposing cathedral and vast old buildings and houses where tourists can travel back in time to the Middle Ages. In walking through its streets and crossing the river, one comes across a thriving, active city with a vitality typical of the 21st century.
In addition to its historical and heritage appeal, Girona offers wonderful natural spaces such as La Devesa Park, one of the most spectacular and largest green areas in all of Catalonia. Also noteworthy are the Gardens of the Germans and the extraordinary Archaeological Walk.
Undoubtedly, another of Girona's great attractions is that, thanks to its well-kept medieval setting, it is a recurring location for many major film productions including blockbusters such as the world-famous HBO series Game of Thrones.
Girona has craft markets and art fairs where one can buy works of art at a good price. Examples include the Art Fair held in Vi Square and the famous craft stalls in Pont de Pedra.
The city also has a lively musical and cultural offer thanks to its many popular events, such as the Jazz Festival that takes place in September, and its many open-air theatre fairs.