Girona was a pleasant surprise. Smaller than Barcelona, it has French and Roman influences reflected in its architecture. Protective walls, hidden pockets and small alleyways, great for walking and stopping to browse among the many shops. Yes, Lance Armstrong once lived and trained here (saw where he lived) but this town should be noted for its charm, its food (number one restaurant in the world) and ambiance. Yes, we were intrigued. 

 

Girona from the wall
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Girona 3
Girona church
church detail, Girona
Girona river
This bookshop keeper has been in business for over 40 years. Small, but so worth it. We found a manuscript, letters from the 30s and 40s, and even passports. Treasures everywhere. 

This bookshop keeper has been in business for over 40 years. Small, but so worth it. We found a manuscript, letters from the 30s and 40s, and even passports. Treasures everywhere. 

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Girona alleyway
Tomatoes, cucumber and salmon. Delish.   

Tomatoes, cucumber and salmon. Delish. 

 

We walked, toured, shopped and ate. A very productive day.

We walked, toured, shopped and ate. A very productive day.