Girona (Gerona), Barcelona has been the subject of invasions for many centuries and therefore has a numerous architecture styles, with an intact medieval centre, and an unrivaled elegance. Holiday villas in Girona are beautifully built and unique, and provide the privacy and flexibility to allow you to explore from the golden beaches to Barcelona ’s centre. The River Onyar divides the old and new parts of the town, with the Cathedral being at the centre of the town, both geographically and spiritually, and is a ‘must see’ on a Girona (Gerona) holiday.
Girona, a short drive from Barcelona is busiest in mid-May, when the streets are carpeted by balloons for the Temps de Flores, a huge carnival. There is also the annual Jazz festival in September, followed in October by the film festivals, specializing in Jewish films. However, the biggest carnival is for the week surrounding the 29th October, Patron Saints day of Girona, when they celebrate St. Narcissus. As soon as you step out of your holiday villa in Girona you will be swept up with the party. The town is very close to the Costa Brava, and services the seaside resorts.
If you’re looking for English-speaking events or church services while in Costa Brava, contact Costa Brava Chaplaincy for more information.
Near to Girona, Barcelona is the birthplace of Salvador Dali, Figueres. It is unsurprisingly the home to the Dali Museum, and also offers great nightlife, catering for all tastes.
Close by is the Costa Brava, and the beautiful resort of L’Escala, a port which owes its existence to the anchovy trade, and celebrates the little fish each year with an annual festival.
Playa de Aro is another beach resort, build around a golden beach, with a seafront promenade filled with bars and cafés. The town centre however is a traditional Spanish seaside town.
The historic medieval town of Calonge has the serene backdrop of the Gavarres pine clad mountains, dropping to the sandy beaches and coves of its costal resort, Sant Antoni de Calonge.
The liveliest holiday resort on the Costa Brava is Lloret de Mar. Lloret de Mar caters for both family holidays and 18-30 holidays, with five beaches, 100’s of bars, water parks, theme parks, an aquatic zoo and a large range of watersports.
Girona enjoys a Mediterranean climate, long warm summers to be spent on a beach, or sitting in a villa with a pool, or lounging in a rented property. The winters are very mild, and so there is never a bad time for a last minute holiday to Girona.
Cheap flights to Girona Airport arrive from 14 UK airports, and the main carrier is Ryanair, although there are many others, and there are many car rental and bus services available from Girona Airport.