Guidebook for Girona

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Guidebook for Girona

Food Scene

Selection of rice dishes and paellas.
Restaurant L'Alqueria
8 Carrer Ginesta
Selection of rice dishes and paellas.
Cosy bakery and cafe close to the house. Opens from 8h00 to 21h00 also on Sundays
Casa Moner
15 Ronda del Fort Roig
Cosy bakery and cafe close to the house. Opens from 8h00 to 21h00 also on Sundays
Quality diner, quick service, ideal to eating onto outdoor terrace with a large group. Taste their patatas bravas!
König Girona Nord
23 Camí de la Font de l'Abat
Quality diner, quick service, ideal to eating onto outdoor terrace with a large group. Taste their patatas bravas!
Excellent refreshing horchata and ice creams during summer. The best nougats and marzipan in Christmas time. Outdoor terrace in Girona's Ramblas.
Victoriano Candela, gelats i torrons
8 Carrer de l'Argenteria
Excellent refreshing horchata and ice creams during summer. The best nougats and marzipan in Christmas time. Outdoor terrace in Girona's Ramblas.
All the leading restaurant guides and gastronomy critics have acknowledged El Celler's achievements over its first twenty-five years. They got three stars in the Michelin Guide and the English Restaurant Magazine placed El Celler in the first world position in 2013 (the third position in 2017).
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El Celler de Can Roca
48 Can Sunyer
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All the leading restaurant guides and gastronomy critics have acknowledged El Celler's achievements over its first twenty-five years. They got three stars in the Michelin Guide and the English Restaurant Magazine placed El Celler in the first world position in 2013 (the third position in 2017).
On Joan Maragall Street (and the surrounding streets) you'll find out most of the brand stores in Girona. It is pleasant to have a walk on sunny days and shopping in Zara, H&M, Massimo Dutti or Sephora. After I recommend you to have some coffee on the terrace of Indigo Bar.
Indigo Bar Tapes Restaurant & Lounge
28 Carrer Bisbe Lorenzana
On Joan Maragall Street (and the surrounding streets) you'll find out most of the brand stores in Girona. It is pleasant to have a walk on sunny days and shopping in Zara, H&M, Massimo Dutti or Sephora. After I recommend you to have some coffee on the terrace of Indigo Bar.
Perfect place to have a brunch or pleasant meal, great location in the heart of Girona's historical center, clean and friendly atmosphere. Great views from the top floor or relax on their outdoor terrace.
Federal Cafe
9 Carrer de la Força
Perfect place to have a brunch or pleasant meal, great location in the heart of Girona's historical center, clean and friendly atmosphere. Great views from the top floor or relax on their outdoor terrace.
Specializing in healthy breakfast and brunch, homemade cakes and fine coffee. Nicely decorated. This cafeteria is frequented by cyclists (cycle cafe). Enjoy his quiet terrace!
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La Fabrica Girona
3 Carrer de la Llebre
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Specializing in healthy breakfast and brunch, homemade cakes and fine coffee. Nicely decorated. This cafeteria is frequented by cyclists (cycle cafe). Enjoy his quiet terrace!
La Vinyeta is an small winery (warehouse) where you can visit their vineyards, to discover the wine elaboration process and wine tasting. Ideal for families and groups. Enjoy an English wine tour. For more info and reservations visit http://www.lavinyeta.es/en/winery
La Vinyeta
La Vinyeta is an small winery (warehouse) where you can visit their vineyards, to discover the wine elaboration process and wine tasting. Ideal for families and groups. Enjoy an English wine tour. For more info and reservations visit http://www.lavinyeta.es/en/winery
Located only 25 minutes away from the house this winery is known for their wine making philosophy. They use sustainable farming methods for the grape growing http://www.eccociwine.com/en/ After your winery visit, enjoy and take a pleasant walk in Madremanya, an awesome and tiny town.
ECCOCIWINE SL
Located only 25 minutes away from the house this winery is known for their wine making philosophy. They use sustainable farming methods for the grape growing http://www.eccociwine.com/en/ After your winery visit, enjoy and take a pleasant walk in Madremanya, an awesome and tiny town.
They offers you an innovative and experimental cuisine, a creative gastronomic pleasure. They provide a good service and they're on a good location.
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Restaurant Nu
4 Carrer d'Abeuradors
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They offers you an innovative and experimental cuisine, a creative gastronomic pleasure. They provide a good service and they're on a good location.
You'll eat the best Tapas in Girona at Txalaka. There are two separate spaces where you can eat menu à la carte (Taste their meat) or enjoying the tapas in a friendly atmosphere.
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txalaka girona
4 Carrer Bonastruc de Porta
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You'll eat the best Tapas in Girona at Txalaka. There are two separate spaces where you can eat menu à la carte (Taste their meat) or enjoying the tapas in a friendly atmosphere.
Is the ideal place to taste a wide variety of dishes because they serve meals to share. Another possibility would be to choose their special tasting menu. They get good value for money.
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Draps
2 Carrer Cort-Reial
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Is the ideal place to taste a wide variety of dishes because they serve meals to share. Another possibility would be to choose their special tasting menu. They get good value for money.
Well located in front of the city hall. They offers a daily set-menu. Main features -> local food and high quality meals. If you can reach a table on the terrace would be perfect.
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Plaça del Vi 7
7 Plaça del Vi
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Well located in front of the city hall. They offers a daily set-menu. Main features -> local food and high quality meals. If you can reach a table on the terrace would be perfect.
Can Xifra is 15 minutes by car from La Magrana. The restaurant is surrounded by nature and apple orchards. Originally was and old stone build country house. It's the kind of place where local people goes to have their weekend meals. Important to book in advance, they're usually fully booked. If you want to know about our local cuisine, you've to taste it!
Can Xifra
s/n Calle Mas Artigas
Can Xifra is 15 minutes by car from La Magrana. The restaurant is surrounded by nature and apple orchards. Originally was and old stone build country house. It's the kind of place where local people goes to have their weekend meals. Important to book in advance, they're usually fully booked. If you want to know about our local cuisine, you've to taste it!
Fancy ice cream shop. Jordi Roca is the responsible of desserts at the award wining Three Star Restaurant "The Cellar of Can Roca". Some time ago he opened Rocambolesc to delight the senses with his ice creams. It's worth to mention and take a break there!
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Rocambolesc Ice Cream
50 Carrer de Santa Clara
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Fancy ice cream shop. Jordi Roca is the responsible of desserts at the award wining Three Star Restaurant "The Cellar of Can Roca". Some time ago he opened Rocambolesc to delight the senses with his ice creams. It's worth to mention and take a break there!
New gastrobar in Girona. Cosy and tiny place located in the historical city centre, nice cuisine and great service. Mediterranean fusion cuisine with also vegan and vegetarian cuisine. The menu is good for value including weeknds. It is a hidden jewel.
Hakuk Gastrobar
9 Pujada de Sant Domènec
New gastrobar in Girona. Cosy and tiny place located in the historical city centre, nice cuisine and great service. Mediterranean fusion cuisine with also vegan and vegetarian cuisine. The menu is good for value including weeknds. It is a hidden jewel.
Located in the city center close to the city Hall. Fresh ingredients for delicious pizzas and pasta. The servings are quite large at more than affordable prices.
Restaurant La Tagliatella | C/ Ciutadans, Girona
10 Carrer dels Ciutadans
Located in the city center close to the city Hall. Fresh ingredients for delicious pizzas and pasta. The servings are quite large at more than affordable prices.

Getting Around

You could visit Barcelona without car (no toll charge, expending fuel, finding parking) Here you can catch the AVANT High-speed train to Barcelona, in only 40 minutes you will be at Barcelona Sants Station.
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Estació d’autobusos / RENFE
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You could visit Barcelona without car (no toll charge, expending fuel, finding parking) Here you can catch the AVANT High-speed train to Barcelona, in only 40 minutes you will be at Barcelona Sants Station.
If you are looking for a free parking close to the historical city center, here you'll find 500 parking spots. From here you can reach the Cathedral within walking distance (10 minutes) and also the Independence Square where you can relax, eat and drink in one of the many bars and cafes.
Parking La copa
If you are looking for a free parking close to the historical city center, here you'll find 500 parking spots. From here you can reach the Cathedral within walking distance (10 minutes) and also the Independence Square where you can relax, eat and drink in one of the many bars and cafes.
The bus Line#1 is a good alternative for guests who don't want to drive to the city center. You have two bus stop situated in this street (within walking distance of the house) and it runs every 15 minutes (30' on Saturdays and 60' on Sundays and local holidays).
Ronda Peius Pascual i Carbó
The bus Line#1 is a good alternative for guests who don't want to drive to the city center. You have two bus stop situated in this street (within walking distance of the house) and it runs every 15 minutes (30' on Saturdays and 60' on Sundays and local holidays).

Sightseeing

Awesome romanesque village close to Girona. Visit his heritage, during all the year there's always exhibitions and activities (like medieval and craft markets).
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Besalú
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Awesome romanesque village close to Girona. Visit his heritage, during all the year there's always exhibitions and activities (like medieval and craft markets).
Close to the house you could discover a unique space outdoors. During summer, free concerts are held in this area and there's also a gastronomic market for brunch and evening meals. You can arrive there within walking distance from the house. For detailed info, visit music festival website www.temposotalesestrelles.com
Plaça dels Jurats
Close to the house you could discover a unique space outdoors. During summer, free concerts are held in this area and there's also a gastronomic market for brunch and evening meals. You can arrive there within walking distance from the house. For detailed info, visit music festival website www.temposotalesestrelles.com
Just 46 minutes from Girona, coastal town Palamos feels further away with its active harbor and bustling seafood trade. Gamba de Palamos (prawns) are famous in Catalonia and you can buy them on its daily fish auction.
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Palamós
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Just 46 minutes from Girona, coastal town Palamos feels further away with its active harbor and bustling seafood trade. Gamba de Palamos (prawns) are famous in Catalonia and you can buy them on its daily fish auction.
Built-up area in the 13th century. The house's arches are characteristic element of the Ramblas. And also their cafes, bars and stores.
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Rambla de la Llibertat
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Built-up area in the 13th century. The house's arches are characteristic element of the Ramblas. And also their cafes, bars and stores.
The stunning Eiffel bridge is the most important in Girona. Was constructed in 1876 by Eiffel et Cie. and made of red painted iron. A great place for sightseeing.
Pont de les Peixateries Velles
The stunning Eiffel bridge is the most important in Girona. Was constructed in 1876 by Eiffel et Cie. and made of red painted iron. A great place for sightseeing.

Parks & Nature

If you love hiking, this is my suggestion. Stunning views, the castle is set in a privileged landscape. From your holiday home you can enjoy the walk within an hour and a half.
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Castell de Sant Miquel
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If you love hiking, this is my suggestion. Stunning views, the castle is set in a privileged landscape. From your holiday home you can enjoy the walk within an hour and a half.
This puddle (natural pool) is amazing to take a swim or visit a place for local people. Perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the views.
Gorgues de la Font de la Torre, Canet d'Adri
This puddle (natural pool) is amazing to take a swim or visit a place for local people. Perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the views.
It is the closest beach to the house. Sa Conca has a particular charm, the sand is fine and golden and the slope to the water is quite pronounced. You can also discover a beautiful walk by the seaside path and visit S'Agaró village. There's a nice beach bar in the beach (with early booking).
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Cala Sa Conca
2 Carrer Josep Ensesa Gubert
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It is the closest beach to the house. Sa Conca has a particular charm, the sand is fine and golden and the slope to the water is quite pronounced. You can also discover a beautiful walk by the seaside path and visit S'Agaró village. There's a nice beach bar in the beach (with early booking).
Meet the pro cycling team challenge. Rocacorba peak is a very popular cycling climb in Catalonia. It is only 15 miles away from the house. Its proximity to Girona makes it a key training climb for the many professional cyclists based in the region. Maybe the most challenging mountain in Girona. Highly recommended for brave cyclists.
muntanya de Rocacorba
Meet the pro cycling team challenge. Rocacorba peak is a very popular cycling climb in Catalonia. It is only 15 miles away from the house. Its proximity to Girona makes it a key training climb for the many professional cyclists based in the region. Maybe the most challenging mountain in Girona. Highly recommended for brave cyclists.
Amazing coastal paths runs along the Girona coast. This is the best way to see incredible landscapes, go for a good walk and discover hidden beaches. The closest one to the house is the pathway between the beach of Saint Pol in Sant Feliu de Guíxols and the village of S'Agaró.
Camí de ronda
Amazing coastal paths runs along the Girona coast. This is the best way to see incredible landscapes, go for a good walk and discover hidden beaches. The closest one to the house is the pathway between the beach of Saint Pol in Sant Feliu de Guíxols and the village of S'Agaró.
Lake of Banyoles is the largest in Catalonia. You could take a nice quiet walk and walk around it in an hour and a half (6 kilometers of footpaths and trails). In warm season (usually from April to October) there's an outdoor market located on the shore of the lake on Sundays. Ideal place for running and cycling, picnic area and also there's an spot area allowed to swim. Banyoles is just a few kilometers away from the house (20).
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Estany de Banyoles
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Lake of Banyoles is the largest in Catalonia. You could take a nice quiet walk and walk around it in an hour and a half (6 kilometers of footpaths and trails). In warm season (usually from April to October) there's an outdoor market located on the shore of the lake on Sundays. Ideal place for running and cycling, picnic area and also there's an spot area allowed to swim. Banyoles is just a few kilometers away from the house (20).
Els Angels has become a must visit place in your cycling holidays. Perhaps the most famous road ride from Girona. Els Angels loop has a route of about 60 kilometers and low level of difficulty.
Muntanya dels Àngels
Els Angels has become a must visit place in your cycling holidays. Perhaps the most famous road ride from Girona. Els Angels loop has a route of about 60 kilometers and low level of difficulty.
The beach is located a few meters away from the Iberian settlement Castell (the 6th.centuty BC) which is regarded as a Natural Interest Area with several different creeks to discover. Beach bar, kayaking and many parking spots. An awesome beach, 30 miles away from the house.
Playa El Castell
The beach is located a few meters away from the Iberian settlement Castell (the 6th.centuty BC) which is regarded as a Natural Interest Area with several different creeks to discover. Beach bar, kayaking and many parking spots. An awesome beach, 30 miles away from the house.

Entertainment & Activities

Food, Arts, People and Music. During August you're welcome to this singular festival where you can enjoy the last tendencies on creative shopping, gastronomy and leisure. The're also music shows, dance, circus, clown, workshops.. You can find out everything in their website www.whitesummer.es
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White Summer Festival
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Food, Arts, People and Music. During August you're welcome to this singular festival where you can enjoy the last tendencies on creative shopping, gastronomy and leisure. The're also music shows, dance, circus, clown, workshops.. You can find out everything in their website www.whitesummer.es
WaterPark near Girona city, it's a few miles (25) from the house. You can enjoy different rides such as wave pools and rapid rivers and many facilities to make you a comfortable journey. To save your money, I recommend you buy tickets on-line the previous day. Open from June to September. Info www.aquadiver.com
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Aquadiver
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WaterPark near Girona city, it's a few miles (25) from the house. You can enjoy different rides such as wave pools and rapid rivers and many facilities to make you a comfortable journey. To save your money, I recommend you buy tickets on-line the previous day. Open from June to September. Info www.aquadiver.com
The Stadium and Tour golf courses at the PGA Catalunya complex near Girona are top-drawer layouts. According to Top100GolfCourses website, The Stadium course in placed in the 3rd. position in Europe (the first in Spain). Ideal destination for golf lovers.
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PGA Catalunya Resort
701 N-II
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The Stadium and Tour golf courses at the PGA Catalunya complex near Girona are top-drawer layouts. According to Top100GolfCourses website, The Stadium course in placed in the 3rd. position in Europe (the first in Spain). Ideal destination for golf lovers.
The ancient medieval castle accommodates to legendary Casino and the Castell Peralada Restaurant which on November ' 17 is been awarded with one star Michelin. During summer (July&August) it celebrates a music Festival the that is regarded as one of the major arts events of the summernights of the Costa Brava For more detailed info visit www.festivalperalada.com
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Castell de Peralada
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The ancient medieval castle accommodates to legendary Casino and the Castell Peralada Restaurant which on November ' 17 is been awarded with one star Michelin. During summer (July&August) it celebrates a music Festival the that is regarded as one of the major arts events of the summernights of the Costa Brava For more detailed info visit www.festivalperalada.com
Go kayaking over the River Ter. It is an easy activity, absolutely safe and funny, as well as family-friendly, suitable for couples and people of all ages. They offer three descent stretches and the Kayak base at Colomers is only 11 miles from the house.
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Kayak del Ter
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Go kayaking over the River Ter. It is an easy activity, absolutely safe and funny, as well as family-friendly, suitable for couples and people of all ages. They offer three descent stretches and the Kayak base at Colomers is only 11 miles from the house.
Aqva Gerunda opened in November 2016. This is a retreat place where you can enjoy the rest and calm of the Roman Baths. It's close to the house. Look at their website for more info www.aqvabanysvells.com/en and ask me to get a discount on the rates. Is worthwhile!
Aqva Gerunda
5 Carrer del Riu Galligants
Aqva Gerunda opened in November 2016. This is a retreat place where you can enjoy the rest and calm of the Roman Baths. It's close to the house. Look at their website for more info www.aqvabanysvells.com/en and ask me to get a discount on the rates. Is worthwhile!
This Chocolate Factory allow guided tours to know the production process of their chocolates. On the way to Banyoles and Besalu (halfway) the factory is well worth visiting for families with children. If you want to visit them, you just need to send an email to info@chocolatestorras.com or if you prefer, ask me.
Chocolates Torras, S.A.
Km 15 C-150a
This Chocolate Factory allow guided tours to know the production process of their chocolates. On the way to Banyoles and Besalu (halfway) the factory is well worth visiting for families with children. If you want to visit them, you just need to send an email to info@chocolatestorras.com or if you prefer, ask me.
An internationally recognised skydiving destination, is The Land of the Sky, where you can live a skydiving experience in its purest form for all levels. For beginners there's also a Free Fall Simulator (Wind Tunnel) where you can enjoy the skydiving's experience without hesitation and without fear. Just 45 minutes by car from the house.
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Skydive Empuriabrava - The Land of the Sky
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An internationally recognised skydiving destination, is The Land of the Sky, where you can live a skydiving experience in its purest form for all levels. For beginners there's also a Free Fall Simulator (Wind Tunnel) where you can enjoy the skydiving's experience without hesitation and without fear. Just 45 minutes by car from the house.

Shopping

The largest mall in Girona where you'll find more than 30 brand stores like H&M, Zara, Desigual, Bershka, Tous, Drim, Mango, Oysho, Massimo Dutti, Pull & Bear, Intimissimi or Calzedonia and restaurants like McDonald's, Burger King or König. You can find out all the info in www.espaigirones.com/stores
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Espai Gironès
10 Camí dels Carlins
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The largest mall in Girona where you'll find more than 30 brand stores like H&M, Zara, Desigual, Bershka, Tous, Drim, Mango, Oysho, Massimo Dutti, Pull & Bear, Intimissimi or Calzedonia and restaurants like McDonald's, Burger King or König. You can find out all the info in www.espaigirones.com/stores
Mercat del Lleo is a former public market. It is located in Girona city center (easily be reached by Line#1 bus from the house). Here you can discover and purchase fresh, quality and local products in their 60 market stalls (fishes and butchers' shops, groceries, bakeries..).
Pl.Lleó
Mercat del Lleo is a former public market. It is located in Girona city center (easily be reached by Line#1 bus from the house). Here you can discover and purchase fresh, quality and local products in their 60 market stalls (fishes and butchers' shops, groceries, bakeries..).
This Street Market takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays during mornings into the largest urban park in Catalonia. You can look for a local products and is interesting to visit in the warm months of spring and summer.
Passeig de la Devesa
This Street Market takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays during mornings into the largest urban park in Catalonia. You can look for a local products and is interesting to visit in the warm months of spring and summer.
They have a large selection of the best wines and spirits. You'll find anything you want and you would get advice from the sommelier about the best wine's choice. http://www.winepalace.es/en/home
Wine Palace Girona
They have a large selection of the best wines and spirits. You'll find anything you want and you would get advice from the sommelier about the best wine's choice. http://www.winepalace.es/en/home
In this area you'll find different retail stores known worldwide like Decathlon (Sports), Media Markt (Tech Products) and Bauhaus (DIY Products), where you can find you're looking for fast and hassle free. There's a fast food restaurant at the same location.
Decathlon Girona
s/n Rotonda Mas Gri
In this area you'll find different retail stores known worldwide like Decathlon (Sports), Media Markt (Tech Products) and Bauhaus (DIY Products), where you can find you're looking for fast and hassle free. There's a fast food restaurant at the same location.
Zara is a Spanish fashion retailer. Here you'll find everything about women's clothing and accessories with an affordable price. In the surrounding area there are many other retailers' stores like Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho and Tiger.
ZARA
25 Carrer de Joan Maragall
Zara is a Spanish fashion retailer. Here you'll find everything about women's clothing and accessories with an affordable price. In the surrounding area there are many other retailers' stores like Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho and Tiger.

Arts & Culture

The Dalí Theatre-Museum is the largest surrealistic object in the world and it is 24 miles far from the house. Needless to explain a lot of things about Dalí, one of the most representative artists of the surrealist movement.
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Teatre-Museu Dalí
5 Plaça Gala i Salvador Dalí
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The Dalí Theatre-Museum is the largest surrealistic object in the world and it is 24 miles far from the house. Needless to explain a lot of things about Dalí, one of the most representative artists of the surrealist movement.
The cinema's museum is a funny place where you can see what the first film shows were like, participate in scientific, cultural and leisure activities and enjoy its ancient collections. Is housed in a building dating from the late nineteenth century, known as the Casa de les Aigües, because it formerly contained the head offices of the city's water company.
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Cinema Museum
1 Carrer de la Sèquia
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The cinema's museum is a funny place where you can see what the first film shows were like, participate in scientific, cultural and leisure activities and enjoy its ancient collections. Is housed in a building dating from the late nineteenth century, known as the Casa de les Aigües, because it formerly contained the head offices of the city's water company.
If you spend a day in Besalu you can visit other than the majestic Romanesque bridge or the Miqvé. Here you'll find a collection of magnificent works that will lead you to several miniature worlds. A perfect place for children and adults, come in and don't miss it!
Museu de Miniatures i Microminiatures de Besalú
15 Plaça del Prat de Sant Pere
If you spend a day in Besalu you can visit other than the majestic Romanesque bridge or the Miqvé. Here you'll find a collection of magnificent works that will lead you to several miniature worlds. A perfect place for children and adults, come in and don't miss it!
Girona had an important Jewish community in the Middle Ages and now their traces are well-preserved. "El Carrer del Call" is a narrow street well-known where you can take a pleasant walk and discover the hidden history of the historical city center. Jewish Museum is well worth a visit.
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Museu d'Història dels Jueus
8 Carrer de la Força
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Girona had an important Jewish community in the Middle Ages and now their traces are well-preserved. "El Carrer del Call" is a narrow street well-known where you can take a pleasant walk and discover the hidden history of the historical city center. Jewish Museum is well worth a visit.