The romantic city of Girona, about 100 km from Barcelona, appeals through its many beautiful bridges over the river Onyar. If you plan to visit Barcelona and have some time for a trip to a neighboring city or just want to explore the authentic Catalunya away from the big tourist streams, Girona is the place to go - I'm sure you won't regret it!
This river makes its way through the center of the city and therewith divides Girona into a gorgeous old town with bars and restaurants and on the other side an area which offers a variety of stores and shopping opportunities.
Girona's Saint Feliu cathedral is one of the town's landmarks and beautifully emerges as the highest tower in the landscape, so that it can be seen from almost everywhere.
Another sight one shouldn't miss when coming to the city of Girona is the great City Wall's Walkway. It's quite a climb at some parts to get up the wall, but once you made it, the stunning view on the city and its surrounding landscapes definitely make the effort worthwhile.
I felt so lucky to spend half a year living in this amazing city! I spent wonderful moments of laughter and joy there and cannot wait to come back. If you want to read more about my experiences in Girona, also read the article: ERASMUS Girona 2014.