Girona took me by surprise. Blame that on a busy month which did not really give me a chance to research in detail about Girona before the travel. So I guess in a way I wasn’t expecting its beautiful, well preserved medieval town. What I didn’t realise at the time of my visit (again blame it on the busy times) was that the town served as the location for Game of Thrones’ city of Braavos and also a bit of Westeros (Remember Great Sept of Baelor from Season 6?).
Girona is one of the most important cities of Spain’s Catalonian region. The city was originally founded by Romans, and some of the walls of the two thousand years old fortress still stand. The city later expanded under different rules and many of the structures built during medieval times still stand today. The best way to explore the city is by walking and eventually losing yourself in the myriad of alleys and cobbled streets.
Spend a day in Girona We had made a two day side visit to Girona from Barcelona. One day was spent at Dali’s museum in Figueres and Palafrugell, the other in the city. Like always I really wish I had more time so I could walk those streets once again. But alas, a day job offers only that much escape. Nonetheless, a day was quite sufficient to experience the old town’s charm. Here’s how I spent the day in Girona.