Girona, also known as the "City of Four Rivers", shows historical medieval buildings and is dominated by Roman, Arabic and Hebrew reminiscences .Its location between the Pyrenees and the Costa Brava enables many excursions to noteworthy natural locations. In all these places, the traveler will have the opportunity to approach regional cuisine in recipes and products from the sea to the mountains.
The core of this ancient Catalan city retains traces of its long history, since it was founded by the Romans in the first century A. C. They made the ancient wall, which remains extends along the Archaeological Promenade Gardens.
For families or people looking for Girona attractions, there are plenty of them:
La Força Vella
Framed within this fortress (the Força Vella), stands the Cathedral. Its origins are Romanesque and in appearance the Cathedral suggests strength and strategic location.
Girona has other key pieces of religious architecture, such as the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants.
Arab baths in a Capuchin monastery, where we have to highlight a temple built on eight thin columns and crowned by an octagonal cupola.
Parc Devesa, is an exotic forest composed primarily of banana, which contrasts sharply with the medieval architecture of the city.
The privileged situation of Girona, between the last sector of the Pyrenees and the Costa Brava, which bathes the Mediterranean Sea. The coastline that unfolds from Portbou (north) to Blanes (south) is composed of medieval churches, fishing villages, Roman ruins, and vast beaches and coves of transparent waters areas between cliffs. In all, the union of sea and mountains will show us an unforgettable landscape.
We can not miss places like El Port de la Selva, in the monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, Natural Park Cap de Creus, Cadaques and the landscapes of the Gulf of Roses, or walled enclosures on the edge of sea, as Tossa del Mar. These are only some examples.
On the Costa Brava, in the village of Begur and over Aiguablava beach is the Tourism Parador. This is a modern building which has a range of leisure facilities, and has some enviable views of the cliffs of Punta D'es Muts where it is located. This beautiful environment, surrounded by sea and pine woods, becomes an exceptional place to learn the Girona gastronomy.
The peaks and valleys of the Eastern Pirineo as well deserve an extensive tour. The valleys of Ribes and Núria soften the mountainous landscapes crowned with high peaks and crossed by large rivers. The natural beauty of the landscape gets enriched by the medieval constructions of Puigcerdá or Sant Joan de les Abadesses, popular architecture of mountain villages like Queralbs, or ski stations like La Molina or Masella.
The high natural value of Girona has deserved the protection as a nature park, that includes so different landscapes as the wetlands of Empordá and the volcanic zone of Garrotxa.
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