Top Historical Places in Girona

Are you looking to explore the history of Girona through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Girona including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Girona. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Girona ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Girona, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Girona for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Girona with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Girona Cathedral

    4.6 (2525 Votes)
    Girona Cathedral

    Church, Religious Site, Tower, Architecture

    Known for its splendid architecture, the Gerona Cathedral has the widest Gothic nave in the world. The construction of the Cathedral began in the year 1312. Since then, it has undergone a few renovations. Due to this, the cathedral design is a mix of Romanesque style, Gothic style and baroque style. A must see within the church premises is the tapestry of the Creation and the bell tower.
  2. Passeig De La Muralla

    View Point, Walking Area, Historical Site

    The beautiful and ancient city of Girona is full of historical marvels. One such marvel is the Passeig de la Muralla. Built between 9th and 15th centuries, these medieval walls surround a big part of the Girona Historic centre. Accessible from quite a few points, visitors can climb up and walk on the walls. It provides spectacular views of the city.
  3. Patronat Call De Girona Museum Of Jewish History

    Museum, History Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site

    Patronat Call de Girona or the Board of Jewish Quarter’s Museum of Jewish History is an interesting and informative display centre. The main aim of the Museum is to preserve and reflect the history of the Jewish communities of Catalonia. Spread across 11 galleries, the museum exhibitions are divided into- Community Life, Festivals and Traditions, The Life Cycle, the Jewries, Cultural Heri...Read more
  4. Jewish Quarter

    4.4 (2371 Votes)
    Jewish Quarter

    Art And Culture, Historical Site, Architecture , Neighborhoods

    Located within the Forca Vella (a first century BC acropolis), the Jewish Quarter or Call is one of Girona’s most symbolic areas. A labyrinth of narrow streets and patios form the neighbourhood. An evidence of the importance of the Jewish culture in Girona, the area has still maintained its medieval atmosphere and is one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in the world.
  5. Cinema Museum

    4.5 (2048 Votes)
    Cinema Museum

    Educational Site, Historical Site, Specialty Museum

    A private museum, the Cinema Museum in Girona is one of the few museums in the world that offer a journey across the 500 years of the history of moving images. On display are artefacts, objects and information relating to the origins of film and how it developed into the form we know today. While visiting, do check out the projector used by the Lumiere brothers for their first public projection.
  6. Arab Baths

    4.3 (2070 Votes)
    Arab Baths

    Water Body, Historical Site

    Dating back to the 12th century, the Arab Baths is a singular Romanesque construction inspired by Medieval Moslem baths. Having a surreal atmosphere, a must see within the building is the cupola covering the central pool. It is supported by ornately decorated columns.
  7. Esglesia De Sant Feliu

    4.5 (599 Votes)
    Esglesia De Sant Feliu

    Religious Site, Castle, Tower, Architecture

    The Esglesia de Sant Feliu acted as Girona's first cathedral until the 10th century. It is one of the most representative Gothic buildings in the city. A stunning piece of architecture is the slender bell tower which was constructed sometime during the 14th to 16th centuries. The cathedral is so huge and magnificent; no one will judge you if you think it’s a castle! Many people have been ...Read more
  8. El Cul De La Leona

    3.9 (922 Votes)
    El Cul De La Leona

    Historical Site, Statue

    How will you react if someone asks you to kiss their ass for good luck?! Well, the statue of Leona in Girona asks you to do just that! People kiss the statue’s derriere which is said to bring good luck to the kisser. It is an ancient ritual, origins of which are unknown. The statue is a Gothic sculpture and dates back to the 12th century. A couplet goes like, “he does not love Giron...Read more
  9. Archaeology Museum Of Catalunya-ullastret

    Museum, Monastery , Archaeological Site , Specialty Museum

    Located within the beautiful and huge monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, the Archaeology Museum of Catalunya-Ullastret has on display archaeological materials found in the excavations and sites in the various counties of Girona. The displays pertain to humans and human settlement and evolution and are divided into the Palaeolithic Period, the Neolithic Period, the Metal Age, the colonisation...Read more
  10. Casa Maso

    4.5 (623 Votes)
    Casa Maso

    River, Architecture , Heritage Building

    The Onyar River has some interesting buildings on its banks. One such building is the Casa Maso. Rafael Maso was one of the most renowned Catalan architects of the early twentieth century. La Casa Maso is the birthplace of Rafael Maso and is one of the most important works of architecture. It is the only open public house situated on the banks of Onyar. The house has been preserved with the dec...Read more