Colorful houses of Girona, Spain

The town of Girona is located about one hour north of Barcelona, an easy day trip by car or train. However you arrive, your first view of the old town is likely to be this view of the colorful façades lining the Onyar River, with the cathedral towering over the city.

In Barcelona? Visit Girona!


Girona is one of my top day trip tips for visitors to Barcelona. Just 30 minutes north by high speed train, this attractive little town has one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Spain, a massive cathedral, and well-preserved Arab baths (that aren't really Arab).

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