Postcard from … Girona

Girona is a Spanish city in Catalunya, around an hour’s drive from France to the North.

Despite being beseiged more than 20 times in its long history, Girona remains a bit off the radar, perhaps because it’s only 70 miles from Catalunya’s lively capital, Barcelona. But Girona is a relaxing, friendly town packed with history, architecture, great food and shopping. It’s well worth a visit for at least a couple of nights.

If you get chance to go, a visit to Girona’s famous three Michelin-starred restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca, is a must. But you need to book several months in advance. Another fantastic place to eat is Can Marques.

Girona panorama from the old city walls

Panoramic view of Girona from medieval city walls

River view with cathedral and Gustave Eiffel bridge

Mercat del Lleó

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