Girona

Cathedral Girona
Girona is a city in northeastern Spain in the popular region of Catalonia. Girona has a population just under 100,000 and has been inhabited since the time of the Iberians. Charlemagne captured the city from the Moors in 785 A.D. and counted it as o­ne of the original fourteen courtships of Catalonia. The city has a rich and diverse history and has undergone twenty-five different sieges and been captured at seven different times.

Girona experiences a similar climate to that the rest of the Catalonia region. Summers in Girona are hot, while winters are cold and temperatures can drop to 23 degrees Fahrenheit. The region receives plenty of moisture, mostly in the form of rain during the winter and spring months. The city is a great destination for individuals or group interested in the history of the Catalonia region and Spain in general.

Many ancient parts of the city still stand today, and the high-walled fortresses can still be seen in the steep hills. An ancient cathedral that was used by the Moors, during their occupation of the area, still stands and is a reminder of the history that Girona provides. The city offers beautiful rivers that might remind visitors of the canals in Venice, Italy. Houses and shops line the Ter, o­nyar, Galligants, and Guell rivers that all pass through various portions of the city. Of special interest to many people is the rich and abundant plant life of the region. Beautiful flowers and gardens are dotted throughout the city and bring a calm and peaceful aura to Girona.

Gironas Domenec
While the city of Girona provides visitors with interesting insights to the rich history of Catalonia, the community has also embraced the modern world. It is the center of the local road network that carries travelers to the coast, as well as inland to the Pyrenees mountains. The local airport has had increased traffic in recent years and has become a major hub of the Catalonian area.