Girona, located in Catalonia, Spain, sits between Barcelona and Costa Brava. It`s a gorgeous place to visit, with medieval walls, narrow winding city streets, and one of the best-preserved Jewish Quarters in Europe. Founded by Romans, the city later was taken over by Moors and Franks before finally falling under the rule of Barcelona. Influenced by different cultures and religions, the city beckons visitors with beautiful architecture.
The Jewish Quarter in Girona is one of the best preserved in the world. From 982 to 1492, Jews lived in Girona. The area where they lived, called El Call, is a maze of narrow, winding, cobblestoned lanes, still intact and very much like they were over 500 years ago. These narrow streets are a joy to explore.
One of the highlights of a visit to Girona is a visit to the Girona Cathedral. The Girona Cathedral dominates the skyline of Girona. Perched on top of a hill, the only way into the cathedral is to climb the long staircase to the entrance. It´s a scenic spot and a popular gathering point for visitors to the city.
Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Then you will probably recognize this spot!! This cathedral was used in the filming of Season 6! Do you recognize it now?
Figueres, Spain is the birthplace of Salvador Dali, who is one of the most authentic artists of the 20th Century. Figueres houses the Teatre-Museu, which was designed by Dali because he desired to give visitors a spectacular show: mission accomplished!
The collection of Dali`s work is overwhelming in the most wonderful sense: one is exposed to the prolific, imaginative, and creative life of the famed artist. The museum houses his art collection and the breath-taking Dali Jewel collection. This is an extraordinary collection (many pieces curated by Dali himself) of his work. Even if you are not a fan, it is fascinating and chances are after you complete the tour of this magnificent museum, you will become a fan.