Girona is the largest northern Catalonian city, the new high-speed AVE train from Barcelona to Girona takes only 37 minutes. Another 15 minutes walk from the central station to the old town. Girona’s old town has over 2,000 years of history, which is reflected in the stone, paths, walls, buildings, and constructions. I would recommend getting a tour guide if you are interested in history.
We went on a Tuesday morning after dropping off children at the nusery school. Shops were mostly closed in the old town that day, it was a quiet and peaceful walk. Girona can be crowded during the high season. Our walking route is based on the pinned map below. We enjoy the morning walk and taking tons of photos. We were able to walk through every stops in 2 hours. If you are a Game of Throne fan like me, Girona should be on top of your list to visit, it was one of the filming sites for Games of Thrones. Our goal was really just tried to walk on our own pace and get through as many pinned as possible, these pins covered most of the GOT filming locations, and “Girona old town must-see list.”
There are many activities to do in the old town. We made a brief trip without a tour guide or entering any historical site. The best way to get tourist information is to visit The Girona Tourist Office.
The charming part of Girona’s old town is the narrow alleys and stairs, it takes you back to the middle age!
Girona’s old town is so beautiful, definitely one of the most photogenic places I’ve ever visited! …. literally every corner.