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Mini guide to Gerona

     

The ancient walled city of Gerona lies on the rivers Ter and Onyar, just inland of the Costa Brava and near the French border. Known as the 'City of a Thousand Sieges,' the old city stands on a fortress-like hill high above the Onyar, and has a myriad of beautiful architectural styles.

The 'Houses on the River Onyar', situated at the very edge of the river, and the bridges which span it, are no doubt one of the most authentic and spectacular sights of Gerona. These houses overlooking the river were constructed toward the end of the Middle Ages and were attached to the walls which enclosed the ancient quarter and the borough of the Mercadal. The towers protecting both sides of the bridges also succumbed to modern times and were converted into dwellings.

The thin wedge of land in the old city contains all the sights and monuments, and can be easily explored on foot. The steep narrow streets surrounding la Forca Street housed the Jewish community of Gerona in medieval times. The 12th century church of Sant Nicolau, a Lombardy Romanesque single nave church, houses early Christian burial remains dating from the 4th century.

The best outdoor cafés are located on and around the riverside Rambla Llibertat and on the parallel Placa del Vi. Gerona's chic bars and restaurants are grouped on la Forca in the centre of the old city.

Head for the scenic beauty of the Costa Brava, within an hour's drive of the city, where you will discover some spectacular beaches and hidden coves, or drive inland to the vineyards, olive groves and almond plantations of the nearby mountains.
Gerona is well serviced by the A7 motorway, and the railway. Gerona Airport is mainly used for domestic routes; therefore Barcelona, 80 kms southwest, will be the point of entry.

http://www.gerona.gov.ph/

Selection of hotels in this region:

Melia Girona

Hotel Carlemany

Hotel Costabella

Novotel Girona

Hotel Husa Fornells Park

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