Gerona is a province of Spain, in the north-eastern part of the community of Catalonia. You will see Girona or Gerona used, depending on the map, or what is labeled with the name. Gerona is located 98 km (61 miles) away from Barcelona. It is bordered on the northwest by the province of Lleida, on the southwest by the province of Barcelona, on the north by France, and on the east by the Mediterranean Sea. The provinces capital and largest city is Girona (Gerona). The city is on the Costa Brava, near the border with France. It offers a walled city, ancient streets, and historical buildings. The outlying villages and castles make Gerona a popular tourist destination.
The main industry in Gerona is tourism. This is also a commercial, service, and industrial hub for the province. The new town is very modern, the old town is medieval and where you will find most hotels and restaurants. There are serviced offices available in Gerona.
Entertainment And Dining Out
One of the great architectural sights in Gerona is the Cathedral. Built in the 12th and 13th centuries the style is gothic except for the Baroque facade. The cathedral is home to a marble throne (seat of Carlomagno) which was built in 785 AD. There is also a tapestry dating back to the 11th century. The City´s Historical museum is housed in an 18th century building that used to be a convent. There is an old cemetery and a collection of antique instruments. In Gerona there are many dining options. One is Restaurant Txalaka, featuring Basque cooking, tapas, and txakoli (fizzy white wine from the Basque coast). This is a popular restaurant. Another choice is El Celler de Can Roca – with three Michelin stars, this restaurant features a new look at Mediterranean cuisine.
The closest major airport to Girona, Spain is Girona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO/LEGE). This airport is 14 km (9 miles) from the centre of Girona, Spain. Girona has bus and train services. The Autopista del Mediterrani is a major motorway the runs south from France through Figueres to Girona and continues to Badalona on the outskirts of Barcelona. Both Girona’s Old Town and its New Town, situated across the river, are pedestrian friendly.