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    Girona and Medieval Catalonia

    Girona and Medieval Catalonia
    Starts from

    Barcelona

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    23

    Duration

    2 days

    Length

    177 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Barcelona

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    2 days

    Length

    177 mi

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    James Taylor

    James Taylor

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    Highlights

    • Visit the Medieval city of Besalú, one of the prettiest towns in Spain.
    • Wonder at the incredible Cathedral in Girona and its historic Jewish Quarter.
    • Stroll along the ancient walls of the city.
    Girona is an enticing destination and a wonderful trip to make from Barcelona. With a budding food scene alongside a remarkable medieval center, this city offers a different taste of Catalonia. Combined with a visit to the wonderful town of Besalú, known for being one of Spain's most picturesque villages,
    This 2-day road trip will first take you north of Barcelona toward the town of Besalú, with a few stops along the way. Then, after a night on the shores of Spain's second-largest lake, you'll discover the wonders of Girona, with everything from modernist mansions to medieval city walls.

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    Girona is an enticing destination and a wonderful trip to make from Barcelona. With a budding food scene alongside a remarkable medieval center, this city offers a different taste of Catalonia. Combined with a visit to the wonderful town of Besalú, known for being one of Spain's most picturesque villages,
    This 2-day road trip will first take you north of Barcelona toward the town of Besalú, with a few stops along the way. Then, after a night on the shores of Spain's second-largest lake, you'll discover the wonders of Girona, with everything from modernist mansions to medieval city walls.
    James Taylor

    James Taylor

    Travel Expert

    • Visit the Medieval city of Besalú, one of the prettiest towns in Spain.
    • Wonder at the incredible Cathedral in Girona and its historic Jewish Quarter.
    • Stroll along the ancient walls of the city.

    Travel itinerary

    Vic and the Medieval town of Besalu
    13 Activities

    Day 1

    92 mi2 mi

    Vic and the Medieval town of Besalu

    On the first day of this 2-day itinerary, you'll head north from Barcelona towards Vic before looping around to the medieval gem, Besalú. You'll watch as the landscape changes from the arid Mediterranean scrub to mountains and lush forests as you near the Pyrenees, touring through an ancient volcanic area before reaching the wonderous architecture and ancient atmosphere of Besalú.
    18:45
    Exploring Girona
    10 Activities

    Day 2

    86 mi2 mi

    Exploring Girona

    On the second day of this itinerary, you'll spend your time exploring Girona, the second biggest city in Catalonia. Filled with Medieval gems, this city features an atmospheric old town that was used to film Game of Thrones, making use of the remarkably-preserved architecture.

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