The Most Beautiful and Underrated Cities in Spain


8. Girona

Located in Spain’s northeast region of Catalonia, Girona is a small medieval city with a long and varied past. For its ability to withstand invasions from powerful forces for centuries, Girona is known as “The City of a Thousand Sieges.” An exploration of the city’s Old Quarter takes visitors past Roman walls, Moorish baths and Gothic churches, and it’s easy to get lost in time navigating the labyrinth of narrow alleyways and stone lanes. No visit to Girona is complete without climbing the 89 steps to the Girona Cathedral to view its famous “Tapestry of the Creation,” an embroidered panel that dates back to the 11th century. The scenic riverside “Rambla de la Llibertat,” Girona’s main promenade, is lined with cafés, shops and restaurants.

Girona, Spain
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