Girona is an interesting small city very easy to get to by train, air or by car. There is a small but fascinating mediaeval centre with extensive city walls.
The University is also in the historic centre which makes for a lively atmosphere. There is a wide range of restaurants in the old town. Across the river from the old town is the new, commercial centre and a short walk to extensive parks by the river.
After Barcelona, one may think Girona is a smaller city that can be by-passed. Don't miss it! The pace is a bit slower but there was is so much to see and do that the days just pass so fast.
You still get to see awesome sights (and jump off to the northern regions, Figueres or Costa Brava). Also, there are less tourists so there is good quality and depth in whatever you decide to do. Highly recommended for at least 2 to 3 nights.
Beautiful city with the cobbled streets leading up narrow streets to the great old cathedral. The cathedral was magnificent with the stone stairs leading up most stunning to view.
The shopping on the lower streets with restaurants mixed in under the vaulted arches was particularly nice to view, with the local shops and people vey friendly for a tourist town. The artisan area which spans the bridge is recommended for a visit and the area has lots of quirky items to look over. All in all a very beautiful and well kept old and new town.
A great city. The ramblas is lovely with fabulous restaurants and bars. There is a wealth of culture and history and wandering through the streets and alleyways is amazing.
The people are friendly. Great surrounding area as well. I would suggest an apartment on the ramblas as a base for exploring the Costa Brava, Figures and further afield. Wonderful place...certainly worth a visit.