Discover our luxury properties in Girona. One of the most charming cities of Catalunya.
Girona has a historic center dominated by medieval buildings and reminders of Romans, Arabs and Jews. It is in the walled area of Força Vella which brings together the tops of their historical development works. Its privileged situation between the Pyrenean mountains and Costa Brava allows plenty of excursions in worth mentioning places and natural areas.
Framed in the walled area of Força Vella, stands the Cathedral. Its Romanesque origin is shown in its appearance of strength and in its strategic location, although the most outstanding aspect is an immense Gothic nave, the wodest of the medieval European architecture. Inside it, one of the textile jewels of Catalan Romanesque, the Creation Tapestry is preserved. Beside the entrance staircase of the cathedral is the Pia Alomoina, an old charitable institution full of Gothic style.
Girona has other master pieces of religious architecture, like the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, a historical and artistic monument; or the church of Sant Nicolau. Romanesque churches whose apses and octagonal cupolas deserve a close look as they form key elements of the Catalan Middle Ages.
Surrounded by gardens, the convent of Sant Doménech, built in a Gothic style, is a clear example of the importance of religious orders in the colonization and repopulation of Catalonia during Middle Ages. In this historical period belong important artistic Arabic and Hebrew works, the result of centuries of coexistence of these cultures with the Christian one. Thus, we discover a multitude of small streets making up El Call, the Jewish quarter of Girona.
The Força street is the backbone of this neighborhood which had a synagogue and centers of cabbalistic study. The Plaça del Oli and Plaça del Vi maintain all their flavor; and in them, some of the finest jewels of medieval palace architecture, like the Fontana d’Or.
Currently, the Call is one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Spain. Near here, a Capuchin convent houses the Arab Baths (Baños Árabes), where we have to point out a pavilion built on eight fine columns and crowned by an octagonal dome.
Before crossing the river and walking towards modern Girona, you can climb up the bell tower of Sant Feliu or go to the Pont de Pedra above the Onyar, where you have beautiful areas around houses in the city, and the facades painted in ocher , dark blues and copper.