The Costa Brava in Catalonia’s Girona Province attracts holidaymakers for all kinds of reasons: For families or young people out for fun in the sun there are resorts like Lloret de Mar and Blanes, laden with activities, nightlife and sandy beaches.
Sightseers can tour the walled medieval towns of Girona, Pals and Tossa de Mar, with centuries of heritage everywhere you look.
Epicurean delights also abound on the Costa Brava, which is replete with Michelin-starred restaurants and welcoming vineyards, while the rocky scenery away from the divine beaches will have you lacing up your hiking boots for a proper adventure.
Allow a day to see the best of Girona and its large medieval old quarter.
Girona straddles the banks of the Onyar, and the riverfront is one of the city’s most famous images, with its tightly-packed, painted buildings that come right to the water’s edge.
Step trhough the twisting alleys of the Call, Girona’s preserved Jewish quarter, where the 12th-century Arab are still here.
The curtain of old walls enclosing the old city is also still standing, dating to the 10th century and boasting a raised walkway for stunning views of the city.
But if you have to pick one sight make it the Basilica of Sant Feliu – recognised by its distinctive sheared spire.