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4 cities not to miss in Catalonia

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.

Girona

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.

Girona

Girona

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.

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Tarragona – Where the Romans left their mark

Roman Catalonia

As the streets of Barcelona are getting more and more packed with tourists during these summer months it is good to keep in mind some alternatives to escape the crowds. Tarragona is only an hour away from Barcelona and is a great option for people, who are spending more than just a long weekend in the capital of Catalonia and want to venture out to see more of this diverse and beautiful region.

I visited Tarragona on a very sunny and equally windy Sunday in March with my friends, Aleksandra and Dora. They also come from Poznań but lived in a number of European cities so it was interesting to compare the notes, find out few new things and have a laugh! In fact, Aleksandra used to study in Tarragona so she was glad to show us her favourite spots and walk us through the small streets of the city center.

The Amphitheatre in Tarragona

The Amphitheatre in Tarragona

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