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The perfect blend of seaside fun, culture and Spanish charm

Are you a fan of Spain? But you have already been to the more popular cities like Madrid and Valencia? In that case, it’s time you learned about Girona, the capital city of the Costa Brava! Here, you’ll enjoy the sunshine, brightly coloured houses and tasty tapas. What’s more, the city is near the coast, making it the perfect destination for a long weekend or week-long getaway. With Transavia Holidays, you can book the perfect city break in Girona. Easily arrange your flight, hotel, rental car, and activities in one go.

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*Starting prices per person on the basis of a return trip for 2 people, including costs payable locally (excluding €22,50 booking costs, SGR-contribution, Dutch calamity funds. Excluding any possible credit card surcharge). Prices can vary depending on flight fare, hotel, and/or car availability. The carriage of hold luggage is not included in the shown prices.

Discover picturesque Girona

The Onyar River runs right through the middle of Girona. Along both sides of the river, you can admire the brightly coloured houses that hang over the banks. The reflections in the water lend an enchanting effect to the scene. While there are many bridges in Girona, the Pont de Peixateries Velles is the most eye-catching. The metal construction looks a bit like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, which is hardly strange, since the red bridge was designed by the same architect as the Eiffel Tower, Gustav Eiffel.

More must-sees in Girona

Behind the colourful houses lies the old Jewish neighbourhood of El Call. This is one of the best-preserved Jewish neighbourhoods in the world and is certainly worth a visit. Next, stroll onward to the Cathedral de Santa Maria. The church building itself is lovely and you can learn all about the history of the city in the accompanying museum. Have you watched Game of Thrones? If so, this cathedral may look familiar. That’s because various scenes were filmed here at the cathedral. After a busy day spent visiting highlights, you will no doubt have worked up an appetite. Luckily, Girona boasts options to please any foodie. Be sure to try xuixo, a local delicacy consisting of puff pastry filled with crema catalana. Delicious!

“This colourful Spanish city is ideal for a city break, but you can also combine a visit to Girona with stops at the best beaches on the Costa Brava.’’

Day trips from Girona

In Girona, you can enjoy the perfect mix of city and seashore. Girona is only a 30-minute drive from the Costa Brava, meaning an afternoon of sunbathing, swimming or snorkelling is certainly within reach. Whether you’re looking for a hidden bay or an easy-going beach for the whole family, the region’s 200-kilometre-long Mediterranean coastline offers something to suit any taste. You can also combine a city break in Girona with a visit to Barcelona. Simply hop in your rental car and you could be in this vibrant bustling city in a little over an hour. Before you know it, you’ll be admiring the fantastic architecture by Gaudí and strolling down Las Ramblas.