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Girona Things To Do – Attractions & Must See

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Girona Things To Do

The River Onyar divides Girona into two parts: the old and the new part. Most of modern Girona lies on the west side of the river, whereas the old city, on the east side, is where visitors spend the most time.

The Església de Sant Feliu

The Església de Sant Feliu was built during the 14th century on the site of the tombs of St. Felix and St. Narcissus, patrons of the City of Girona. The church is built in the Gothic style and it’s spine is interesting, with it’s ‘unfinished’ looking flat spire. Along with the Cathedral the church is a dominant feature of Girona’s skyline.

Girona Cathedral

Girona’s huge Cathedral dominates the skyline of the town centre. The Cathedral was built in 1416 and has survived many seiges during it’s long history. The west side of the Cathedral is built in Catalan Baroque style while the rest of the building is Gothic. The Cathedral houses a museum and also boasts impressive cloisters. The Cathedral is part of the town’s historic and archeological walk which runs along the old town, mostly atop the city’s ancient ramparts.

Arab Baths

This Romanesque building was built in 1194, imitating the structure of the moslem baths which were in style at the time. The name of Arab Baths became popular in the 19th century. Since 1929, these ancient baths are being run by the government, which also has done most of the restoration work.

The Arab Baths consist of Apodyterium (dressing rooms), Frigidarium (cold room), Tepidarium (warm room), Caldarium (hot room) and Furnus (oven and boiler). You can even go up the stairs to enter the building’s terrace where you can see the upper part of the Arab baths from outside or just enjoy the view of Girona.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Girona.

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