Girona is a MUST SEE for any of your travelling to Spain, with being only a quick trip up from Barcelona city and just below the border of France it is a good stop over city for a weekend trip.
I spent 4 days in this gorgeous city and I am so happy I did. Although the wether was not quite smooth sailing (it was the shoulder season of spring) however I made the most of it and got a pretty good idea of all the good little spots to check out... so here they are.
1: The bridges: the main bridge connecting the old and new city is probably the first spot you will come across on a early morning scroll around and boy is it breath taking! The colours of the buildings lining the river side is so cool you could easily just watch life go bay for a few minutes just taking in the view and watching the little ducklings float by down below. Another great one is the red Eliffel bridge which is a a fascinating cage like sculpture in its self.
2. City wall:This was definitely one of my favourite parts of the city! Getting to explore it from the top looking down and all the red tiled roof tops and colourful builds below. I was so surprised as to how few a people where exploring this attraction let alone the city! There are great little look out points along the way to spot and climb up to get a even greater view.
I did get trapped about half way in the pouring rain and had to make the decision to keep ongoing or turn back but it opportunity was to great that I decided getting soaked was just going to have to be part of the adventure! #itsnotalwaysasitlooksoninstagram
3. City gardens: There are a few garden spots spotted around the city but the key one is a small garden located at the end of the city wall just above the cathedral. Its full colourful flower beds and old walls covered in vines moving the old bricks. I loved the feel of this place, very peaceful and great escape from the city for a few minutes to sit down on a park bench. I nicknamed it the secret garden of Girona for the point being it has the vibes of the secret garden (for those of you who don't know what I am taking about its a old movie and novel ... go check it out)
4. The cathedral: For all those Game of thrones fans you will be happy to recognise the grand stairs leading up the the front of the church is from a scene in the famous tv series. (sorry to say I actually haven't yet watched it but no the less it is a very grand entrance and worth checking out anyway! I highly recommend checking this spot out out of peak season and int he early moving as game of throne fans are flocking here and it can get a tad crowded as some just stop here on a day trip.
5. Cafe hopping: Besides just strolling through the cutest little streets there are some great little cafes just waiting for you to check out and fill your bellies. A few of my favourite vegan options were: +La Fabrica - Lets start off with my favourite. Great vibes really friendly staff. Vegan options available and very flexible to adjust the menu to accomodate. I had the avo on toast and a chia latte and it came with gold flakes witch was a lovely surprise. + B12 - Fully vegan cafe with dinner options from 8pm and lunch, snack and drinks menu all day. + Bio-nectar - Raw cafe connected with a co working space. A quite place as people are working however if you are into the raw style this is a great option . it is also located on the new city side of the river. + Buttercup - Beautiful interior with the occasional vegan options, I had the the little lemon cake and choco smoothie.
I hope you can see this this little city especially the old town is the perfect weekend getaway or stop over. So do yourself a favour and get over there before the secret gets out!!