Girona is an ancient town several thousand years old in Catalonia, Spain. The city has approximately 100,000 people and serves as the capital of the Girona Province in Catalonia which includes the counties (or comarques) of Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà, Garrotxa, Gironès, Pla de l'Estany, Ripollès.

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Sunset Jazz Club

Live music shows, some of the top musicians of the national and international scenes, in addition to the great live jazz shows. Wide selection of the international classics and self created cocktails. Very cosy place.

Le Bistrot

Very prominent location, with outdoor tables on arguably most spectacular staircase in the town. Alternatively, consider indoor seats near backyard windows. Frequented by students of the local university.


Coffees, teas, and hot chocolates. Simple selection of pastries and waffle. Reasonably priced and delicious with the bonus of free wi-fi. Beautiful place with gorgeous, clean bathrooms.

EAT   —  C/ Obra, 2

La Bodega

Very good atmosphere. Small winery situated in the heart of the Old Town, where people stand outside drinking wine or beer. Each cup costs around 2€, with some snacks included.

El Celler de Can Roca

3 Michelin stars. Considered nowadays "the best restaurant in the world". It won the 1st position in "The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2013". Reservation required


Very good Basque restaurant serving pintxos (similar to tapas). Can be crowded with locals in the evening after 22:00 (which is a good sign for a restaurant!)

Cal Ros

With more than a century of history, this restaurant serves traditional Catalan food but with twists to a new modern and creative cuisine.

EAT   —  +34 972 219 176 —  Map


Great wine and cheese tasting, tapas, sometimes live Jazz music. Reasonable price. It's a small place, so you might need to book.

EAT   —  +34 872 080 218 —  C/Albereda, 7

Xocolateria l'Antiga

Charming and classical place in the old town where you can enjoy a typical cup of "xocolata calenta" (hot chocolate).

EAT   —  Placa del vi 8

Il piccolo cafe

Very good atmosphere. Next to the river, Plaza Independencia and the car park area, Gayfriendly bar and good ambient.

DRINK   —  Passeig Canalejas

Lola cafe

Spanish rumba pub, every day there is a guest rumba band playing live . The maids are the nicest neighborhood.

El Didal

Decorated with old irons as wall lights, ironing boards and sewing patterns. "El Didal" means "The Thimble".

Koenig Sandwiches

Modern minimalistic design interior; two floors; well-airconditioned; some WiFi coverage for outdoor tables.

La Penyora

Great food and atmosphere, with a particular decoration. Located in a preety little street in the old town.

Els Jardins de la Mercè

Peaceful and charming place with a fantastic garden in which to eat and drink. Excellent food and staff.

EAT   —  Map

Xanascat. Alberg Cerverí

It is located in the centre of the city, only a 100 meters away from the Town hall and from the Avenue

El riu Onyar

although it dries up in the summer (and gets a bit stinky!), and the houses along it are very pretty.

SEE   —  Map

Equity Point Girona

Hostel that has clean and cheap rooms. The staff also plan activities for the evening for visitors.


Good dishes. Most of them are made to share in 2 people, so the prices have to be divided in 2.

Arròs i Peix

Fish and seafood: Pick out your fresh fish and have it cooked while you enjoy a glass of cava


Excellent and creative menu. The owner also owns La Massana which has a michelin star.


Ice cream parlor by one of the brothers of "El Celler de Can Roca (3 Michelin star)".

El Cau del Llop

Traditional and simple cuisine with an extremely accurate selection of the products.


An Irish pub, crowded on weekends. Suitable place to have a drink. English friendly.

Context Cafè-Bar

Cafè and Book shop: Drinks, good food, books, live music and many other activities.

DRINK   —  Carrer Pou Rodó, 21

Frankfurter König Girona Nord

Cheap food such us pizzas, steak, french fries; and also a place to have a drink.

EAT   —  +34 972 297 504 —  Map

La Poma

Cosy and modern place with exquisite dishes and a wide and varied wine list.

La Recuiteria

Curd ("recuit"), iogurt or ice cream from the milk of their own cattle.


Creative, fresh and seasonal products, along with wines from Empordà.


Wide range of wines and pretty good food. A bit far from the center.


Traditional Valencian food, with an extensive range of rice dishes.


Nice bar, nice food and cosy place to have a few. English friendly.

DRINK   —  Carrer de Cort-Reial 3

Església de Sant Feliu

second church in the city. Closed for renovation as of Sept 2007.

SEE   —  Map


Amazing food with a delicious set menu and wines. Great location.


One of the 200 Lizarran restaurants across 8 different countries


A suitable place to try the drink named "tisana" (in Catalan).

DRINK   —  Pedret, 116, 17007


Nice place for the first drink(s), and maybe the last too.


Small and friendly place with excellent and tasty food.


Grab a crêpe in this tiny and classic place of Girona.

La Placeta

Pretty small but friendly place with drinks and food.

Hotel Ultonia

a modern four star hotel open to the public recently


Fantastic atmosphere, good for a quick tapa and beer

El Pou del Call

Excellent and good value local Catalonian dishes.

DO taverna catalana

Toasts and tipical "tapas", salads and cold cuts

Hotel Ciutat de Girona

Another 4 star hotel located near the downtown.

SLEEP   —  +34 972 48 30 38 —  Carrer Nord, 2


Seasonal products and dishes. Wide wine list.


Wide variety of artisan and organic iogurts.

EAT   —  Carrer Argenteria, 3

The River Cafè

Live music, drinks and food. Opened all day.

Basque Restaurants:

Basque typical tapas called pintxos

EAT   —  Map

Hotel Bellavista

The only 5 star hotel in Girona.

SLEEP   —  Pujada Polvorins, 1


Sandwiches and hamburgers

EAT   —  Map

Bells Oficis

Small bed and breakfast


EAT   —  Map

About Girona

Girona is said to consistently win a country-wide poll of citizens on preferred city to live in. Geographically set at the confluence of the Ter, Onyar, Galligants and Güell rivers, it has been a focal point of this region in Catalonia since prior to being part of the Roman Empire.

The Old Town is on the east bank of the river, with pedestrianized narrow streets surrounded by the old city walls. The "Rambla", running parallel to the river, contains many street cafés and touristy restaurants. Tourist information is at the south end of the Rambla, beside the river. The newer town center on the west bank has wider streets contains more shops and hotels, plus slightly cheaper restaurants.

In August, the city becomes very quiet on Sat and Sun, as most citizens escape to the sea.

Source: wikivoyage