The historic city of Girona lies within the province of Catalonia, approximately 100 kilometres north of Barcelona, and is filled with many fascinating architectural landmarks. Wind your way through its medieval alleyways and ancient Jewish Quarter to see sights such as the Plaça de la Independència, the Eiffel Bridge and the Basilica de Sant Feliu.
Turn right onto Carrer de Santa Clara and walk for three minutes until you reach the impressive Plaça de la Independència and the heart of the city. The square was designed by Martí Sureda on the site of the old convent of Sant Agustí. Surrounded by porticoed arches, this neoclassical plaza is flanked by many restaurants and cafes – great spots for people watching. Walk into the centre and you’ll see a monument by sculptor Antoni Parera, erected in 1894 to commemorate the 1809 defenders of the city of Girona.