For a luxurious five-star lodging experience, Hotel Camiral ticks all the boxes. Located just 10 minutes from Girona, and within travelling distance of Barcelona, the hotel provides a blissful sanctuary. As well as featuring an on-site spa, the hotel offers guided trips, and keen golfers will have the opportunity to play on two world-class courses.
Visitors on a tighter budget should opt for Casa Cundaro. The traditional house offers five rooms and four apartments, and is found in the Girona Jewish quarter, one of the best-preserved Jewish neighbourhoods in the world. With a beautiful, authentic garden, you’ll get a sense of the city’s past, present and future.
Having the kids with you doesn’t need to limit where you eat, as there are many family-friendly restaurants in the city. Ca la Montse, for example, serves up locally sourced meat, and is known for its welcoming feel and rustic vibe.
If you’re looking for a night of sophistication, book a table at the El Celler de Can Roca, which ranks as one of the top 50 best restaurants in the world, and the family run business brings a flare to traditional Catalan cuisine. For the same experience at a more affordable price, check out the restaurant Can Roca a little further down the street, which caters more to families.
Big groups looking for a social drink at night should head to Room 118 with its dark, classy and comfortable interiors – there’s a great range of gins. Or opt for cocktails at All in One, where you’ll find a beach bar during the summer months.
No trip to Girona would be complete without walking the city walls. Built by the Romans, there are watchtowers with accessible stairways, which lead up to vantage points that look out across the skyline.
Immerse yourself in the culture at the Catedral de Santa Maria de Girona. Its unique architecture makes it one of the most beautiful sights in the city, and inside you’ll also find the Cathedral Treasury Museum where religious artwork is on display.