The capital of its own province in northeast Catalonia, Girona is a sublime medieval city with one of Spain’s last surviving Jewish quarters.
From Napoleon to the Moors 800 years earlier, a lot of people have wanted to get their hands on Girona.
The city has faced 25 sieges in its history, which explains why it is completely surrounded by high fortifications that are still standing today.
If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones you’ll have seen Girona’s dignified grey stone streets in Season Six when it appears as Braavos.
Lets explore the best things to do in Girona:
1. Wall Walk
Girona’s imperious walls were first built by the Romans but were expanded in the time of Charlemagne in the early 800s and then enlarged again in the 14th century.
They are in a good state today following restoration work, and you can set off on a walk along the ramparts around nearly the whole of the old quarter.
There are regular watchtowers with stairways up to the best vantage points to see Girona’s skyline.
Where the walkway tapers it may feel a bit precarious at times, but you’ll be perfectly safe with good walking shoes, and at intervals you can head back down to street level and take a break in a shaded garden.