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Destination guide

Explore Girona near holiday lettings

Girona is an exciting mix of museums, galleries, Gothic churches and medieval fortresses that delight travellers from all over the world. Whether you want to have fun with the kids or explore heritage sites on your own, you’ll find endless opportunities for a fun-filled excursion with holiday lettings in Girona.

History

Historic sites near Girona holiday homes

Plenty of museums and heritage sites in Girona showcase its rich past. Holiday homes can be found near such sights as Museu d'Història dels Jueus, a Jewish history museum with cultural and religious exhibits, and Barri Vell, a charming historic quarter with a medieval city wall. Masó House, the restored birthplace of renowned 19th-century architect Rafael Masó with period furnishings and decor, and the Girona City Walls, a ninth-century wall with walkways, towers and scenic vantage points, are also wonderful for history buffs.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Girona

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Girona a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Golf Girona (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Fundacion Mona (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • PGA Catalunya Golf Course (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Golf Club d'Aro (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Costa Brava Golf Club (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
  • Mas Molla (15.4 mi / 24.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Girona

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Girona is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • El Pou del Petroli (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Cala Bella Dona (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)
  • Cala del Raco dels Homes (17.1 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Cala Cap Roig (17.1 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Cala dels Capellans (17.2 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Racó de les Dones (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Girona

Fly into Gerona (GRO-Costa Brava), the closest airport, located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the city centre.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Girona Station.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Girona

Girona’s proximity to the Mediterranean coast gives it a varied selection of ingredients and traditional cuisine. Seafood dishes are common, often paired with local vegetables like red peppers, aubergines, tomatoes and artichokes, as well as mountain dishes with succulent meats. Butifarra, an uncured, spiced sausage, and esqueixada, a salad with peppers, tomatoes, onions, red wine vinegar and salt cod, are common in Girona restaurants, as are dishes with Romanesco or aioli sauces and local produce. Whether you want to experiment with gourmet Catalan cuisine or enjoy traditional favourites, you’ll find an array of options for your dining experience in restaurants near your holiday rental.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Girona

The historic sites and cultural museums of Girona are perfect for a fun-filled couple’s holiday. Many romantic holiday homes are available near places like Bòlit, Centre d'Art Contemporani, a modern visual arts museum with exhibits and tours, and Parcs de les Ribes del Ter, a lush park with ponds, gardens and walkways. You could also enjoy some shopping and sightseeing at Rambla de la Llibertat, a shopping centre with unique shops and gifts, or explore Banys Arabs, a preserved archaeological site with 12th-century Romanesque baths and self-guided tours.

How many holiday rentals are available around Girona?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 562 holiday lettings around Girona. From 188 flats & apartments to 82 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Girona?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Girona:

  • Old Town: 153 holiday homes
  • el Mercadal: 148 holiday homes
  • Pedret: 135 holiday homes
  • Torre Gironella: 137 holiday homes
  • el Carme: 149 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Girona?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Girona. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Girona Cathedral: 5,906 holiday lettings
  • Girona (GIA-Girona Train Station): 5,573 holiday lettings
  • Girona's Museum of Art: 5,917 holiday lettings
  • Girona Golf Course: 5,551 holiday lettings
  • Girona Station: 5,591 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Girona listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Girona?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 188 Flats in Girona. Our other popular types of Girona holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 82 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 142 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 127 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Girona?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 340 holiday homes with pool available in Girona. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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