Discover The 7 Most Beautiful Towns In Girona

Discover the 7 most beautiful towns in Girona

Sightseeing in Girona can provide the perfect combination for any traveler. This province in the north of Catalonia has it all, because at a short distance you can enjoy the sea and also the mountains, as well as towns full of history and art. To give you an idea, we are going to take a tour of some of the most special towns in Girona, each in its own way.

Towns of Girona that you have to visit

1. Peratalla

Peratallada street in Girona
Peratallada Street – Joan Grífols / Flickr.com

We will start with a place that takes us to another era, to the Middle Ages. We are talking about the town of Peratallada. An excellently preserved and restored complex so that the buildings built centuries ago maintain all their resounding beauty based on the work of medieval stonemasons.

Just a tip. When you arrive, forget about any plane and just walk around. You will discover absolutely charming corners.

2. Calella de Palafrugell

Calella de Palafrugell in Girona
Calella de Palafrugell – Diabluses

And as we said, from the mountains we go to the sea, to Calella de Palafrugell, one of the most attractive places for tourism on the Costa Brava in Girona.

A very touristy place but that has managed to preserve the charm of the fishing and fishing villages of yesteryear, both in its architecture and in the atmosphere that surrounds it. In short, an essential visit for a trip to Girona.

3. Puigcerdà

Puigcerdá in Girona
Puigcerdá – KarSol

This population is on the border with neighboring French territory. But it is not a place of passage, there are many reasons to make an excursion here. One of them is its rich heritage with such emblematic monuments as the Campanario de Santa María or the Renaissance mansions in the Plaza Mayor.

But, in addition, it is attractive because it is the perfect starting point to discover the landscapes of the Cerdanya region.  This is a beautiful region full of trails that begin precisely here, in Puigcerdà.

4. Cadaqués

View of Cadaqués, one of the most beautiful towns in Girona
Cadaqués – funkyfrogstock

Back on the Costa Brava, this time we stopped in Cadaqués, one of the most attractive places in Girona, Catalonia and Spain. An urban complex on the shores of the Mediterranean that cannot be forgotten once it is visited.

And not only is it one of the most beautiful towns in Girona, but  here you can trace the traces of one of the great artists of the 20th century, Salvador Dalí, who ended up settling in nearby Portlligat.

5. Camprodon

Camprodon bridge in Girona
Camprodon – Iakov Filimonov

A walk through Camprodon gives us the sensations of being in a huge open-air history museum. You can see its graceful Romanesque bridge over the river Ter, you can discover the Monastery of San Pedro at the back of the Plaza Mayor or you can see different modernist palaces from the beginning of the 20th century.

And all this in the beautiful pre-Pyrenean environment where it is located. A great discovery during a trip to Girona, although you have to go into the heart of the province to visit it.

6. Besalú

Besalú, one of the most beautiful towns in Girona
Besalú – Alberto Zamorano

Perhaps the most famous Romanesque bridge in the province of Girona is that of the town of Besalú, in the always attractive region of Garrotxa, famous for its volcanoes.

But in Besalú you not only have to admire its bridge, its entire historic center is worth a visit.  This is because of its magnificent state of preservation and because it offers surprises such as its old Jewish baths.

7. Tossa de Mar

View of Tossa de Mar one of the most beautiful towns in Girona
Tossa de Mar – kavalenkau

We are going to end up on the shores of the Mediterranean again, in one of the most attractive towns in Girona and the entire Costa Brava. It is Tossa de Mar, a town with such illustrious visitors as the actress Ava Gardner or the Russian painter Marc Chagall, who was able to define Tossa de Mar as the “Blue Paradise”.

A nte the traveler discovers a unique combination of beaches separated by a castle and town of cobbled streets and whitewashed why you have to walk if the decision sightseeing in Girona is taken.

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