Visiting Catalonia? Well.. it has a lot to offer! Stunning nature, interesting heritage and traditions. It is important to remember though that it is not just about Barcelona. There are other Catalan cities that should not be missed when exploring this part of Europe.
When I visited Girona last summer it was a love at first sight. Its picturesque houses overlooking the river Onyar and the old town with a variety of architectural styles took my breath away.
The heritage of the city goes back to the Roman times but there were also the Visigoths and later the Moors who left their mark. The 12th century was the time when the Jewish community flourished in Girona adding even more to that rich mix of influences.
The old fortifications played a crucial role in protecting Girona from invaders for hundreds of years. These days it is possible to walk along the city walls and admire the Collegiate Church of Sant Feliu and the ancient Cathedral from a distance.