Girona is one of the most charming Mediterranean cities which is located just about 30 km from the coast (Costa Brava), 100 km north of Barcelona and 100 km south of Perpignan (France). This beautiful city enjoys a mild climate and offers a wide variety of gastronomic delights, festivals and cultural events.
The most interesting part of the city is definitely the old town which has one of the best-preserved Jewish quarters (12th - 15th century) in Europe. Besides, there are plenty of interesting historical buildings such as the cathedral (11th -17th centuries), The Arab Baths (12th century), Sant Pere de Galligants and Sant Nicolau (12th century) and many others.
Girona is also a renowned culinary destination. It's home to El Celler de Can Roca ranked FIRST best restaurant in the world (2015). In the province of Girona there are 14 restaurants with Michelin stars.
The Costa Brava coastal region has many beaches and sailing ports, still offering some “hidden gems” for visitors who seek them out. Small villages like Cadaqués or Begur have attracted artists such as Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso and still inspire many contemporary artists.
The city also offers a vibrant shopping district with a combination of traditional goods and renowned international brands. The walking areas include plenty of cozy cafes and restaurants that offer a variety of culinary experiences.
Girona is also a world famous destination for professional and amateur road cyclists. Only a few minutes from Will Languages there is a vast forest with hundreds of signposted off-road mountain-bike routes which can take you into the mountains and all the way to the coast.
All in all, apart from having over 300 days of sun a year and people who are friendly and open minded, Girona is an ideal place to spend a memorable study holiday.
More visitor information can be found at the following links:
Girona Tourism Information
Costa Brava Tourism Information
Barcelona Tourism Information
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