Girona is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Girona one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Girona is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Girona or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Girona. Explore the historical monuments of Girona with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Girona guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Girona page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Girona landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Girona.
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Plaza de la Cathedral, s/n, 17004 Girona, Spain
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
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.
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Passeig de la Muralla, Girona, Spain
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.
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Calle de la Forca, Girona, Spain
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.
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Carrer Ferran el Catolic, s/n, 17004, Girona, Spain
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
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.
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Carrer de la Forca, 8, 17004 Girona, Spain
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 Traditi...
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Carrer de la Sequia, 1, 17001 Girona, Spain
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
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.
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Pujada de Sant Feliu, Girona, Spain
10:00 am - 05:30 pm
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 th...
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Carrer de Jaume Pons i Marti, s/n, 17004, Girona, Spain
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 c...
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Monestir de Sant Pere de Galligants, Carrer de Santa Llúcia, 8, 17007 Girona
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
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 Ne...
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Carrer Ballesteries, 29, 17004 Girona, Spain
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 O...