The best places and cities to visit in Spain
Girona has been a focal point of the northern part of Catalonia since being part of the Roman Empire. Its wealth in medieval times produced many fine Romanesque and Gothic buildings that have survived repeated attacks and sieges. The old town is on the east bank of the river that runs through the city, with pedestrianized narrow streets surrounded by the old city walls. Girona also offers a lively nightlife, a great eating scene and art and music festivals.