Girona is famous due to its medieval history being one of the numerous medieval cities in Costa Brava. But Girona has a rich Roman past too. The Força Vella Fortress placed in the city has been built by the Romans in the first century BC. Besides, this construction remained unchanged until the year 1.000, and a visit there will help you see parts of the old fortress.
The other fortified part of Girona is the Medieval Quarter. This part was an extension of the Roman walls during the 14th and 15th centuries. With newer ramparts, you can see sections of them as you wander along the city’s walled walkways.
Right in the heart of the Força Vella you will find Girona’s Cathedral. It has been built between the 11th and 18th centuries and this cathedral is different because here you can see many different artistic styles. Starting with the Romanesque tower and ending with its baroque façade, The Cathedral from Girona is a pass through the ages.
When you get to Força Vella, you will find a labyrinth of narrow streets that will take you to the Jewish Quarter from Girona. These small streets have been home to Jews between the 9th and the 15th centuries. Due to the fact that it preserves its medieval atmosphere, this part of the city is one of the best-preserved Jewish Quarters in the world, which makes Girona´s culture very important in the worlds map.
Don´t be surprised if you find some staircases that will get you to the highest part of the city to enjoy the old city panoramas. For centuries, the city of Girona has extended heading the river, so a walk here across the water will get you to the contemporary side of this marvelous city.