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Get in
==Get in==
Girona is located north of Barcelona and can be reached from there by bus, train, or one's own car. There is an airport located close to the town with a wide range of connections on the AP-7 highway that also accepts international flights (e.g. to London Stansted for UK)Ryanair. It is also 98km (61 miles) away from Barcelona.
Girona Airport is 1hr bus ride from Barcelona center. Most low cost airlines like Ryanair, Wizz Air, mention mentions "Barcelona" in their descriptions description of Girona airport. You can make connection between the airport and Barcelona. There is also an hourly bus into Girona from the airport.
'''Bus:''' If you want to travel to Girona from Barcelona city you can take a bus. That bus stops in the center of Barcelona, in Estació d'Autobusos Barcelona Nord (Barcelona's main bus terminal).
'''Trains''' from Barcelona to Girona leaves approximately every hour from Barcelona Estació de Sants(with other stops at Passeig de Gràcia/Aragó and Clot). The journey takes 1h20m from Girona to Barcelona Sants and the ticket costs about 6 8 €, depending on the train type (Catalunya Express Media Distancia is faster, Regional is cheaper). There is no train station at the airport, so the only route is from the station in the city centre. If you are arriving at the airport a taxi will cost approx €20 to reach the train station []. You can check it at Renfe's Train Time Tables page:
*bus service from Girona airport to Perpignan''' ['''Express]
In the old town, many touristy cafes offer ''menu del dia'' for €10-13, even on Sun. Areas with dense coverage of faceless touristy cafes are: Plaça Independencia; Rambla de la Lliberitat (near cathedrals). However, try to avoid the restaurants at and near Rambla de la Llibertat, they are very touristy, waiters do not speak English and even if you do find menus in English they are usually poorly translated and the dish you get can vary substantially from its description in the menu. Especially avoid tapas at these restaurants, aside that it is not an authentic Catalunian dish, you will get just a poorly styled mish-mash at one small plate.
Like any other Catalan city, cafes are closed from 4PM until dinner time (about 8-8:30PM). Exceptions are only touristy cafes at Rambla de la Lliberitat.
Fish dishes are better avoided in August--see the shallow river to understand the reasons.
* <eat name="Le Bistrot" alt="" address="Pujada de Sant Domenec, 4" directions="halfway on going down from Catedral by either side of Pujada de Sant Domenec" phone="+34(972)21-8803" url="" hours="" price="Menu del dia: €17 / €20, available on Sun also; no traditional menu" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Very prominent location, with outdoor tables on arguably most spectacular staircase in the town. Alternatively, consider indoor seats near backyard windows. Frequented by students of the local university.</eat>
* '''Gran Muralla''', Francesc Eiximenis. The best selection of Japanese and Chinese food, featuring sushi, beijing duck, thai salad.[ ] [ ]
* <eat name="el El Pou del Call" alt="" address="C/ Força, 14" directions="" phone="972 22 37 74" emailurl="" hours="" price="" faxlat="" urllong="" hoursemail="" pricefax="">Excellent and good value local Catalonian dishes.</eat>
* <eat name="König" alt="" address="Four locations" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.konig.escat/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></eat>
:* <eat name="Frankfurter König 1" alt="" address="Avinguda Jaume I, 1" directions="" phone="972 212 621" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Cheap food such us pizzas, steak, french fries; and also a place to have a drink.</eat>
:* <eat name="Frankfurter König 2" alt="" address="Pl. Independència, 2" directions="" phone="972 202 099" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></eat>
*<eat name="1900" alt="" address="C/ Obra, 2" directions="in a small square, near the Ponta de Pedra" phone="" url="" hours="" price="Drinks €1-4" lat="" long="">Coffees, teas, and hot chocolates. Simple selection of pastries and waffle. Reasonably priced and delicious with the bonus of free wi-fi. Beautiful place with gorgeous, clean bathrooms.</eat>
* <eat name="Basque Restaurants:" ></eat>
:* <eat name="Txalaka" alt="" address="Carrer Bonastruc de Porta 4">Very good Basque restaurant serving pintxos (similar to tapas). Can be crowded with locals in the evening after 22:00 (which is a good sign for a restaurant!)</eat>
:* <eat name="Zanpanzar" alt="" address="Carrer Cort-Reial, 10, 17004" phone="972 21 28 43 " url="">Fantastic atmosphere, good for a quick tapa and beer</eat>
:* <eat name="Lizarran" alt="" address="Plaça de la Independència, 14, 17001" phone="" url="">One of the 200 Lizarran restaurants across 8 different countries</eat>
Good quality Restaurants (20€ - 30€)
* <eat name="Divinum" alt="" address="Carrer del General Fournàs, 2, 17004" directions="" phone="872 080 218" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Great wine and cheese tasting, tapas, sometimes live Jazz music. Reasonable price. It's a small place, so you might need to book.</eat>
* <eat name="La Poma" alt="" address="Carrer Cort-Reial, 16, 17004" directions="" phone="972 21 29 09" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Cosy and modern place with exquisite dishes and a wide and varied wine list.</eat>
* <eat name="Vintages" alt="" address="Carrer Cort-Reial, 17004" directions="" phone="972 206 326" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Seasonal products and dishes. Wide wine list.</eat>
* <eat name="Draps" alt="" address="Carrer Cort-reial, 2, 17004" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Good dishes. Most of them are made to share in 2 people, so the prices have to be divided in 2.</eat>
High quality Restaurants (over 40€)
* <eat name="El Celler de Can Roca" alt="" address="Can Sunyer, 48 17007" phone="972 222 157" url="">3 Michelin stars. 2nd position in "The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2012" </eat>
* <eat name="La Massana" alt="" address="Carrer Bonastruc de Porta, 10, 17001 " directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">1 Michelin star</eat>
* <eat name="Nu" alt="" address="Carrer d'Abeuradors, 4, 17004" phone="972 22 52 30" url="">Excel·lent and creative menu. The owner also owns La Massana which has a michelin star.</eat>
* <eat name="Rocambolesc" alt="" address="Carrer Santa Clara, 50, 17001" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="41.9847285" long="2.8234599">From 2€ - 3€. Ice cream parlor by one of the brothers of "El Celler de Can Roca (3 Michelin star)".</eat>
* <eat name="Llagurt" alt="" address="Carrer Argenteria, 3" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Wide variety of artisan and organic iogurts.</eat>
* '''City Arms''', Güell. English pub.
* '''Excalibur'''<drink name="La Bodega" alt="" address="Carrer Bonaventura Carreras i Peralta, Cort Reial2" directions="" phone="" url="http://labodegadegirona. typical Irish pub with a" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Very good selection atmosphere. Small winery situated in the heart of beersthe Old Town, where people stand outside drinking wine or beer. Each cup costs around 2€, with some snacks included.</drink>
* '''Siddharta'''<drink name="Babel" address="Carrer de Cort-Reial 3" phone="" url="" >Nice bar, Pedret. A suitable nice food and cosy place to try the have a few. English friendly.</drink named "tisana" (in Catalan).>
* '''Mckiernan's''' Rambla de la Llibertat<drink name="Cu-Cut!" address="Plaça independència, 10, 17001" phone="" url="http://www. An Irish pub, crowded on weekendsfacebook. Suitable com/pages/Cu-Cut/245480589003" >Nice place to have a for the first(s) drink(s), and maybe the last too.</drink>
* <drink name="Siddharta" address="Pedret, 116, 17007" phone="" url="" >A suitable place to try the drink named "tisana" (in Catalan).</drink> *<drink name="Mckiernan'''Babel'''s" address="Rambla de la Llibertat, 32, 17004" phone="" url="" >An Irish pub, crowded on weekends. Suitable place to have a drink. English friendly.</drink> *<drink name="Sunset Jazz Club" alt="" address="Carrer de CortJaume Pons Martí, 12, 17004" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.sunsetjazz-Reial Nice barhtml" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Live music shows, some of the top musicians of the national and international scenes, nice food in addition to the great live jazz shows. Wide selection of the international classics and self created cocktails. Very cosy place to have a few. </drink> *<drink name="The River Cafè" alt="" address="Carrer de les Ballesteries, 23, 17004" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Live music, drinks and food. Opened all day.</drink> *<drink name="City Arms" address="Güell" phone="" url="" >English</drink>
*The [http://wwwHostels.gironapartmentsGood'''Girona Medieval Suites Apartments'''] Carrer de la Barca, 19, Girona, 17001 Spain. The situation of the apartments is great for the lovers of the old town of Girona, because the district is in one step from the Ramblas and the Jewish Quarter, surrounded by theatres, museums, shops, cinemas, monuments, bars and restaurants of fine cuisine and good atmosphere, each one specialized in a distinct cuisine. Visit our website at
* '''Hotel Bellavista'''<sleep name="Equity Point Girona" alt="" address="Plaça Catalunya 23" directions="" phone="+34 93 231 2045" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €15 including breakfast, internet access and bottom linen">Hostel that has clean and cheap rooms. The staff also plan activities for the evening for visitors.</sleep> * <sleep name="Xanascat. Alberg Cerverí" alt="" address="Carrer Dels Ciutadans, 9, 17004" directions="" phone="+34 972 21 80 03" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €15 including breakfast, internet access" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">It is located in the centre of the city, only 5 a 100 meters away from the Town hall and from the Avenue</sleep> Hotels:* <sleep name="Hotel Ultonia" alt="" address="Gran Via de Jaume I, 22" directions="" phone="+034 972 203 850" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep> * <sleep name="Gran Hotel Ultonia" alt="" address="Gran Via de Jaume I, 22" directions="" phone="+034 972 203 850" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="">a modern four star hotel in to the public recently</sleep>
* '''Hotel Carlemany''', Joan Maragall.
* '''Hotel Ciutat de Girona''', Hortes. Another 4 star hotel located near the downtown.
* <sleep name="Equity Point Girona" alt="" address="Plaça Catalunya 23" directions="" phone="+34 93 231 2045" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €15 including breakfast, internet access and bottom linen">Hostel that has clean and cheap rooms'''Hotel Bellavista'''. The staff also plan activities for the evening for visitors.</sleep> * <sleep name="Gran Hotel Ultonia" alt="" address="Gran Via de Jaume I, 22" directions="" phone="+034 972 203 850" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="">a modern four only 5 star hotel open to the public recently</sleep>in Girona.
==Stay safe==
As is typical with these region of Catalonia, it can get quite hot in the summer. Take care and drink plenty of water throughout the day. There are a number of public water fountains which anyone can make use of and they are clearly marked on the city maps you get from the tourists office.
As for crime, Girona is generally a very safe town with a vigilant local population. It experiences crime that is typical of any city its size, but visitors have little to worry about from the town itself beyond possibly pickpocketing in large crowds. That being said one of the larger worriesHowever, are it is not uncommon to see local drunks and other travellers. While not vagabonds at the entrances to the footbridges across the destination that Barcelona is for "stag" parties from Northern EuropeOnyar River, Girona does see its fair share of them given that many of them fly in to especially on the Girona AirportOld Town side. They are usually extremely drunk, disrespectful, and also feeling free of all societal restrictions that While they would otherwise obey in their home country. Any members of these groups should be generally avoided. Female travelers should be especially wary as these men easily get out of hand and have been known keep to assault womenthemselves, they will often beg for change.
Other than these unfortunate individuals, While not the destination that Barcelona is for some reason"stag" parties from Northern Europe, it is common to Girona does see local drunks and other vagabonds at the entrances its fair share of them given that many of them fly in to the footbridges across the Onyar River, especially Girona Airport on the Old Town side. While they generally keep their way to themselves, they will often beg for change. Obviously, it is unwise and heavily encouraged not to give them any money and just ignore themBarcelona.
It should go without saying as it would seem obvious, but don't attempt to jump in to the Onyar River from any of the bridges across it. In addition to being difficult to get back out of, the water simply isn't deep enough for the height and you will sustain any number of grievous injuries upon landing.
==Get out==
* [[Barcelona]] - An hour to the south by train and the capital of Catalonia with an endless list of things to see and do.
* [[Figueres]] - A town approximately 30 minutes to the north by train with the famous Dalí museum and an active Old Town core.
* [[Tossa de Mar]] - While unfortunately deeply slathered in beach tourists, the original old town of the city is quite lovely to walk.
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