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The Historic Center of Girona

Photos of some points of interest in the Catalan city of Girona.

Plaça dels Jurats and Archaeological Walk in Girona

Plaça dels Jurats and Archaeological Walk in Girona - Girona, Spain A section of Jurats Square and the Archaeological Walk, or Queen Joana’s Walk, and the Casal de Sarraïnes building in the historic center of Girona. The Archaeological Walk borders the north wall of Girona, from the Portal de Sobreportes near the cathedral, to the Gironella tower.

Girona City Wall

Girona City Wall - Girona, Spain Began by the Romans in the 1st century AD, the wall of Girona has been expanded during the Carolingian Empire, and reconstructed in the 14th century, and it includes several towers along its 2 km (1.24 miles) ramparts walk, which serve as excellent lookouts across the city and beyond.

The church of Sant Lluc as seen from Jurats Square

The church of Sant Lluc as seen from Jurats Square - Girona, Spain

Cathedral and round tower of the Girona city wall

Cathedral and round tower of the Girona city wall - Girona, Spain Bell tower of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona, and round tower with blind arches.

The Defenders of Girona statue

The Defenders of Girona statue - Girona, Spain Monument from 1894 in Independence square, a work by Antoni Parera i Saurina.

Sant Nicolau chapel

Sant Nicolau chapel - Girona, Spain Romanesque style church from the 12th century in the historic center of Girona, next to the Archaeological Museum of Girona.

Sepulcher in the cloister of the Girona Cathedral on lion-shaped pedestals

Sepulcher in the cloister of the Girona Cathedral on lion-shaped pedestals - Girona, Spain

Sepulcher on lamb pedestals in the cloister of the Girona Cathedral

Sepulcher on lamb pedestals in the cloister of the Girona Cathedral - Girona, Spain

Staircase of the Carolingian wall of Girona

Staircase of the Carolingian wall of Girona - Girona, Spain This staircase is on the exterior side of the wall, which corresponds to the cathedral cloister, and leads to the Julia tower, which can be seen on the upper left on the photo.

Carolingian wall staircase

Carolingian wall staircase - Girona, Spain

North area of Girona, Sant Pere de Galligants zone

North area of Girona, Sant Pere de Galligants zone - Girona, Spain View of the northern historic center from the French Gardens ("Jardins de la Francesa"), including the Monjuïc and Nord neighborhoods as well. On the center of the picture you can see the bell tower of the Sant Pere de Galligants monastery.

Belfry of the Sant Pere de Galligants monastery

Belfry of the Sant Pere de Galligants monastery - Girona, Spain Octagonal belfry of the Sant Pere de Galligants monastery, which is the Catalan Museum of Archaeology in Girona ("Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya a Girona").

A street of the Call of Girona

A street of the Call of Girona - Girona, Spain One of the streets in the Jewish quarter of Girona, perpendicular to the Força street. Força street is a main street in the historic center, short but rich and varied, where you can find the Jewish History Museum, the Girona City History Museum, and the Girona Cathedral.

Bell tower of the Church of Sant Lluc

Bell tower of the Church of Sant Lluc - Girona, Spain Baroque style church from 1729.

Doors of the Sant Lluc church

Doors of the Sant Lluc church - Girona, Spain And the adjoining building on Ferran el Catòlic street.

Bell tower of Sant Feliu as seen from the Francesa/French Gardens of Girona

Bell tower of Sant Feliu as seen from the Francesa/French Gardens of Girona - Girona, Spain The building in the background are also part of the city of Girona, and correspond to the West neighborhood ("Barri de l’Oest").

Elevated path in the Archaeological Walk

Elevated path in the Archaeological Walk - Girona, Spain A path that borders the Girona wall by the Francesa gardens, parallel to Queen Joana’s Walk.

Arch bridge in Jurats square

Arch bridge in Jurats square - Girona, Spain

Façade of the Church of Sant Lluc

Façade of the Church of Sant Lluc - Girona, Spain Detail of a statue in the niche of the façade of the Church of Sant Lluc of Girona.

Part of the Gironella tower ruins

Part of the Gironella tower ruins - Girona, Spain The ancient fortification in the German gardens ("Jardins dels Alemanys").

Façade of the Girona Cathedral

Façade of the Girona Cathedral - Girona, Spain

Sepulcher in an arch of the Girona Cathedral cloister

Sepulcher in an arch of the Girona Cathedral cloister - Girona, Spain

Fountain of 1858

Fountain with a sculpture of intertwined fish of 1858 - Girona, Spain Fountain with a sculpture of intertwined fish in Argenteria street, near Sant Agustí bridge.

Detail of the sarcophagus on the façade of Sant Feliu basilica

Detail of the sarcophagus on the façade of Sant Feliu basilica - Girona, Spain Sarcophagus from the 12th or 13th century, with low-relief of two angels, solar symbol with lamb carrying the cross, and multiple eight-pointed stars.

Sarcophagus on the façade of Sant Feliu basilica

Sarcophagus on the façade of Sant Feliu basilica - Girona, Spain

Cupola of the Arab Baths (Banys Àrabs) of Girona

Cupola of the Arab Baths (Banys Àrabs) of Girona - Girona, Spain This is a Romanesque building from the 12th century, an imitation of the Turkish baths (hammam) in Jurats square.

Bell tower of the Girona Cathedral and the Catalonia Estelada

Bell tower of the Girona Cathedral and the Catalonia Estelada - Girona, Spain

Jurats square in Girona

Jurats square in Girona - Girona, Spain

French Gardens in Girona

French Gardens in Girona - Girona, Spain Battlements walk of the Girona wall by the Francesa gardens

Bell tower of the Sant Feliu basilica between trees

Bell tower of the Sant Feliu basilica between trees - Girona, Spain

Streets on the historic center of Girona

Streets on the historic center of Girona - Girona, Spain On the left, Escola Pia street traversing one of the sections of the Girona wall. On the right, Bisbe Josep Cartañà street, behind the cathedral.

Girona wall and Julia tower from the Carolingian period

Girona wall and Julia tower from the Carolingian period - Girona, Spain One of the expansions of the wall carried out between the 9th and 10th centuries.

Panoramic lookout window in the Francesa gardens of Girona

Panoramic lookout window in the Francesa gardens of Girona - Girona, Spain

Bell tower of the Church of Sant Feliu

Bell tower of the Church of Sant Feliu - Girona, Spain On the next gallery, Girona in Infrared, you will be able to see the interesting visual effect that can be achieved with an infrared filter to enhance the hills and architectural structures on another photo from about this same viewpoint.

Entrance to the Francesa gardens

Entrance to the Francesa gardens - Girona, Spain

Cornelia tower from 1362 as seen from the Archaeological Walk

Cornelia tower from 1362 as seen from the Archaeological Walk - Girona, Spain The medieval tower on the Girona wall, commissioned by King Peter III of Aragon, which is located near the cathedral cloister.

Cornelia tower

Cornelia tower - Girona, Spain

Detail of round tower on the Girona wall

Detail of round tower on the Girona wall - Girona, Spain Tower and wall adjacent to the "Jardins dels Alemanys" (German gardens).

The city of Girona to the north of the Galligants river

The city of Girona to the north of the Galligants river - Girona, Spain In this photo you can see the northern historic center and part of the Montjüic neighborhood, as well as a section of the Girona wall.

Gothic bell tower of the Sant Feliu basilica

Gothic bell tower of the Sant Feliu basilica - Girona, Spain The Gothic bell tower of the Basilica of Sant Feliu (Saint Felix), ancient cathedral of Girona until the 10th century.

Peixateries Velles bridge or Eiffel bridge of Girona

Peixateries Velles bridge or Eiffel bridge of Girona - Girona, Spain This bridge from 1877 is a work by Gustave Eiffel, who, ten years later, would begin in Paris his most famous work, the Eiffel tower.

The Eiffel bridge over the Onyar River

The Eiffel bridge over the Onyar River - Girona, Spain

Detail of the Eiffel bridge of Girona

Detail of the Eiffel bridge of Girona - Girona, Spain

Commemorative plaque of the Eiffel bridge

Commemorative plaque of the Eiffel bridge - Girona, Spain On this plaque located on the east side of the bridge, you can read its ancient name as "Pont de les Pescateries Velles" (Bridge of the Old Fish Market), also known as "Pont de Ferro" (Iron bridge) or Eiffel bridge.

Tympanum and archivolt of the Sant Feliu basilica

Tympanum and archivolt of the Sant Feliu basilica - Girona, Spain Detail of the Romanesque tympanum and archivolt of the south gate of the Sant Feliu basilica.

Panoramic view of the buildings along the Onyar river in Girona

Panoramic view of the buildings along the Onyar river in Girona - Girona, Spain Building on the east shore by Independence square.

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