This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Girona.
Girona, a city in the comarca (county) of Girones, Catalonia, is one of the major cities in Catalonia. Girona is the cultural, political, and economic center of Girones. Because of its easy access to and from Barcelona and other nearby towns and municipalities, Girona is a popular side trip and halfway point for various voyages.
Girona's history is closely connected with the history of Spain and Europe as a whole, from the residency of ancient people of Iberia to the various conquests of Romans, Visigoths, Moors, Carolingians, the Kingdom of Aragon, Napoleon, and the ensuing events of the Spanish Civil War and World Wars I and II.
Girona is a colorful Spanish city surrounded by the convergence of four rivers -- the Ter, the Onyar, the Guell, and the Galligants. There are various places to visit in Girona, depending on your mood. The city of Girona appears like a vibrant living maze. Every turn is a chance for discovery. Every street and alleyways hold the secret of the past. From the rivers, Girona looks like a giant, colorful cake.
Girona is a typical Romantic European city. Because of its long history and countless occupation, the cityscape of Girona is composed of various architectural forms -- there are various Romanesque and Gothic churches. The most famous among these are the Girona Cathedral, the Collegiate Church of Saint Felix, and the Benedictine abbey church of Sant Pere de Galligants. Aside from the Catholic churches, architectural influences of Jewish and Moorish heritage can also be traced in some places.
In between these quaint structures, the narrow roads hold cafes, bars, restaurant, and Girona hostels. Most of the hostels in Girona are built around or inside the classic architectural structures. There are few modern buildings in Girona. Most are old-fashioned ones that have withstood time. If you have the financial capacity, book hostels in Girona within the more popular districts. They may be expensive, but you get easy access throughout the city. If you are on a budget, Girona hostels that are out of the way are also preferable. This means you have more time for travel and sightseeing. Travel and transportation in Girona are easy.
Girona has a steady influx of visitors throughout the year. Most of the visitors walk about the city looking for their own little adventures. Girona can sometimes be a crowded city, sometimes a quiet nostalgic town.
Written by local enthusiast for Girona hostelsAngelica Burrage