Discover Girona with a local guide

Girona, Spain

Experience hosted by Maria Carmen

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in Spanish and English

What you'll do

Girona was founded by the Romans more than 2000 years ago and because of its geographical situation it has had to defend itself against all kinds of invasions, battles, and wars. Iberians, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs, Franks, all have left their mark here.
Our visit is a walking tour through the old quarter of the city where all the treasures that this small city contains to discover all that history.
Our tour begins next to the Onyar River, one of the 4 rivers that Girona has and where you can see the famous colored houses. From there we will visit the Medieval and Jewish neighborhoods, narrow and cobbled streets, some of them closed for centuries, reopened a few years ago. We will walk on the walls to see the city from the highest part, churches, palaces, museums, without a doubt the heart of the city in the middle ages. The Jewish quarter also known as "Call" is one of the best preserved in Europe, in it you can discover the history and secrets that surrounds every corner and every stone, the most important legends of Girona, we will also see the most famous bridges on the Onyar River, like the one built by Gustave Eiffel, the area of small shops and restaurants and if you are a fan of Game of Thrones I will also show you the locations. This complete visit to the city lasts about 3 hours and does not include visits inside monuments or museums
Other things to note
To get to Girona from Barcelona the best option is the high-speed AVANT train that takes only 35 minutes. From Girona train station to our meeting point in Plaça Sant Feliu, next to Cafeteria The River (Girona city), there are about 20 minutes on foot or 10 minutes by Taxi.
Girona was founded by the Romans more than 2000 years ago and because of its geographical situation it has had to defend itself against all kinds of invasions, battles, and wars. Iberians, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs, Franks, all have left their mark here.
Our visit is a walking tour through the old quarter of the city where all the treasures that this small city contains to discover all that history.
Our tour begins next to the Onyar Rive…

Meet your host, Maria Carmen

Host on Airbnb since 2020
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I am a Local guide in Girona. I was born here and I am in love with my city. For more than 5 years I am dedicated to making routes around the city of Girona so that visitors discover all the corners and secrets that only locals know. The visits I do combine history, culture, monuments, Game of Thrones, legends, gastronomy and much more. I always try to customize the tours to the fullest and for that I only work with small groups of maximum 10 people. You can also hire a Private tour, then you will have a private guide only for your group of friends or family.
Working with such small groups, high quality service is achieved and customers can ask all questions, not only about the tour, but also help them with all kinds of advice about the city, restaurants and everything they need.
I am a Local guide in Girona. I was born here and I am in love with my city. For more than 5 years I am dedicated to making routes around the city of Girona so that visitors discover all the corners and secrets that only locals know. The visits I do combine history, culture, monuments, Game of Thrones, legends, gastronomy and much more. I always try to customize the tours to the fullest and for that I only work with small groups of maximum 10 people. You can also hire a Private tour, then you wi…
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Where you'll be

Medieval Quarter
Jewish Quarter
Ramparts
Bridges over the Onyar River
Main monuments from outside (Basilica of Sant Feliu, Cathedral, Arab Baths, Monastery Sant Pere de Galligans, Cul de la Lleona ...)
Gardens (Alemays, French, of the Archaeological Walk)
Ramblas
Game of Thrones locations

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Rachel
November 2021
Our tour of Girona with Ona was really incredible. She took the time to get to know us, asked us questions about what we were interested in seeing, and gave very detailed descriptions of lots of things around the city. Ona went above and beyond by giving us recommendations on restaurants that fit our group’s food preferences and gave us some ideas for ways we could continue to tour the city ourselves. Thank you so much for making our visit to Girona great!
James
November 2021
Great tour of the old town! Yes you can walk the old town on your own, but the historical context for what you’re seeing makes it so much better! We really enjoyed seeing the city this way and learning more about Girona from a local!
Ingrid
September 2021
We were lucky enough to have our guide, Raquel to ourselves as other people had cancelled, so the tour could be personalised. Her warm personality and sense of humour may history and legend come alive.
Jan
September 2021
We had taken a shorter tour the previous day that touched on some of the same points of interest. Knowing that, Ona, our guide, took us to different areas that expanded our view of the city. She was friendly, knowledgeable and even gave us some helpful info on getting around the city.
Chus
August 2021
Merece mucho la pena esta experiencia ya que al ser guiado por una persona experimentada comoen este caso Ona, descubres un montón de rincones y anécdotas históricas que nunca hubieras descubierto por ti mismo.
Christopher
August 2021
This is a fantastic tour for a first time visit to Girona, it puts the city in the context of its history and the forces that shaped its layout

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Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.