Girona’s geographical location between the mountains and the sea gives easy access to a wide variety of ingredients of excellent quality coming from the sea or the countryside. In the city’s restaurants you will find a creative cuisine that is open to new ideas, influences and cultures, but which remains attached to the ingredients and recipes of traditional Catalan cooking. Indeed, the regions of Girona and Catalonia represent one of the main sources of world gastronomical creation.

There are many restaurants in Girona and a wide range of types of cuisine to sample: Catalan, signature, Mediterranean, oriental, fresh from the market, vegetarian, Basque and fusion. You just have to choose your favorite or experience new sensations!

Girona gathers many of the ingredients necessary for the success of an event. It is the perfect place to live new experiences, adventures or to discover its history, culture, or gastronomy. Indeed, the province combines coasts and high mountains, cities and rural environments and has a long hotel tradition, much professionalism and a level of quality indispensable when it comes to business tourism.

The city also hosts the leading Conference Centre of the province of Girona. Equipped with the very last technologies, it includes 3 auditoriums and several rooms and has the capacity to host meetings of up to 1,800 people simultaneously. Girona also proposes a lot of original venues like the Pa Volador, a striking establishment that shows a strong Dalí influence or the Ciutadella de Roses, a 16th century fortress built on a site harbouring the remains of ancient Greek, Roman and mediaeval settlements.

We can propose a lot of cultural activities such as the visit of the Perelada Castle and its cellar where you will discover this wonderful castle restored by Josep Pla in 1923, then you will enjoy a combination of wine tasting and gastronomy. If you are a fan of literature we also propose a touristic route, whose itinerary was designed by the Josep Pla foundation in order to give to know the readers of Pla’s work several places significantly of Palafrugell and its municipality. The Route is marked by the biographical and literary references of the writer and the visit to the Foudation Josep Pla.

If you prefer to discover variety of beautiful and contrasting landscapes through sport activities, bicycle is one of the best means to be able to see and enjoy it! The guided tour begins in l’Estartit, passing through the surrounding farm areas, along rural tracks and traffic free roads. You can also go to explore the islands around the eight islets that form the marine reserve in open kayak. On site, you will be able to snorkel to see the vast array of marine life, or time just to rest and sunbath!

What can I see around Girona?

Por el 14 August, 2012

The personality of Girona’s region is divided between the spirit of the Costa Brava and the Pirineu. Thus, at few kilometers, you will find the beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava where you can not miss the small bays of Begur and Palafrugell, and Sant Sebastià lighthouse, the Old Town of Tossa de Mar or the the Botanical Gardens of the maritime Selva. Towards the Pireneu, you will enjoy the wonderful valley and sanctuary of Núria or the Volcanic Area of the Garrotxa Natural Park.

To the west of Girona, you will also find Figueres, the city of birth of Salvador Dalí which hosts a fabulous museum dedicated to the world famous artist. It presents his work from his earliest artistic experiences and his surrealist creations down to the works of the last years of his life and offers visitors a real experience of getting inside his captivating and unique world.

There is always something happening in the region of Girona, which is very dynamic and cultural. You cannot be bored whatever the moment you choose to come. Among all the festivities, the most important is the Festival of Sant Narcís: A week of non-stop activities in late October. The celebrations include the traditional procession of giant figures and the fire-run. You will also enjoy street markets, a trade fair, a fun fair, activities for kids, live music concerts and more!

Another nice festival in Girona is Girona Temps de Flors, a time for flowers during May with flowers and art exhibitions throughout the streets, public buildings, monuments and parks of town.

Finally, the famous Diada de Sant Jordi takes place each year in April. This celebrations in honor of the patron saint of Catalonia, is also known as Lovers Day, couples exchange presents, traditionally a rose or a book, and the streets are full of book stands. There are also performances of the Sardana, the traditional Catalan dance, for the most romantic ambiance!