Houses on the river Onyar.
The Old Town of Girona
Strolling through the old part of Girona is not just walking down the dark narrow streets there are along the right bank of the River Onyar: it is allowing oneself to be captivated by the traces left by time in the form of architectural and cultural remains.
Girona has its origins in the lower Palaeolithic period; the Iberians, the Romans and the Moors, without forgetting the important Jewish community that lived in the city between the 9th and 15th centuries, are some of the peoples and cultures that successively occupied Girona. It is no wonder, then, that remains of all these civilisations fill each corner of the streets of the old part of the city. More than a thousand years of history come together in old Girona, which is built around the Cathedral, with a single nave, built between the 14th and 17th centuries. At the bottom of this temple is the Call, or Jewish quarter, a maze of streets in which the Centre Bonastruc ça Porta is notable.
Detail of the Old Town.
The Romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants
, the ex-collegiate Gothic church of Sant Feliu
, where the remains of Sant Narcís, the patron saint of the city are preserved, the archaeological walk
, the city walls
, the Arabian baths
and the houses along the River Onyar
are well worth a visit for those who love the silence that comes with the majesty of history.