What I did:
Fires de San Narcis-
The Fires de San Narcis is a festival that takes place every year in Girona. There were carnival rides and fair food, as well as live bands.
Passeig de la Muralla-
The ancient city walls are great to walk at sunset. They offer great views of the city. It was my favorite part of the city, and if you get the opportunity I highly recommend it.
The Girona Cathedral is a very impressive building, and the surrounding area is impressive as well. The steps leading up to the Cathedral was (as well as a few of the plazas throughout the city) featured in Game of Thrones.
The Jewish Quarter is a very nice place to walk through. There are also a few museums in the Jewish Quarter, and I was able to visit them when they had free admission (1st Sunday of the month).
Where I ate and drank:
Located in Independence Plaza, Nibble offers a variety of unique, healthy options.
I had one of my favorite dinners of my life at La Tasca, although more so for the company than the food. I had a great dinner with friends, and I even laughed until I cried. The food was good as well, and relatively very well priced. They serve authentic Catalonian tapas.
Espresso Mafia serves some very good espresso based drinks, and it is a nice place to go to start the day (or if you need a little pick-me-up).
Federal is a small chain of quality cafes in Catalonia and Spain. They offer many healthy food options, and some good tea and espresso options as well.
In terms of pure food and drink quality, La Fabrica was the best place I visited in Girona. They offer some great espresso drinks and have an excellent breakfast menu.
I prefer to eat healthy food, so if I am going to eat dessert I want it to be worth it. The gelato I had at Rocambolesc was worth it. I would recommend it if you are stopping in Girona.
Where I stayed:
Bed in Girona-
There aren’t a plethora of hostels in Girona, but Bed in Girona was a good option and a good price. The hostel is very laid back and the facilities are average. I was traveling with a large group of friends, which made my time there very enjoyable.
How I got around:
I traveled by train to reach Girona, and while in Girona I walk to get around. Girona is a very walkable (and very pretty) city.
My favorite thing:
My favorite thing about my time in Girona was the people I was with. They made my weekend in Girona (and especially the dinner at La Tasca) amazing. In terms of the city, the Girona Cathedral was impressive and the food at La Fabrica was awesome, but my favorite part of the city was the Passeig de la Muralla.
My least favorite thing:
I really enjoyed my time in Girona, but I was only there for a weekend. It is great for a weekend trip, but doesn’t have quite as much to offer as some larger cities.
For next time:
It would be nice to visit Girona during the Temps de Flors, Girona’s annual flower festival. Also, there are a couple more restaurants I would like to try including Vadevins and El Celler de Can Roca (which, although expensive, is said to be one of the best restaurants in the world).
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