This day tour leads to 90 km to the north into the pleasant town of Girona. The living standard here is among the highest in Spain. Its 100.000 inhabitants live at the confluence of four rivers in cuturally and architectonically one of the most intersting towns in Catalonia.
Girona has known many upheavals and has come under the influence of many cultures over the two thousand years of its history, due to its strategic position. Romans, Arabs, Jews, the French – they all left their still highly visible traces. You will be guided through the old town with its high density of historical monuments of all different ages.
After visiting Girona we will go on to Besalú a picturesque medieval village just a half an hour´s ride away. Only 2000 people live there but it doesn`t lack of sights. Besalú is impressing with its architecnonic harmony – an ancient bridge from the 14th century, the church and houses all made of the same stone.
In the background the Pyrenees and a stream surrounding the whole scenery give the visitor the feeling that time has simply stopped. With your guide you are discovering the many corners of the town before you get back to Barcelona in the evening.
Another option for the Girona tour is to follow it with a visit to Tossa de Mar, a charming village on the Costa Brava whose residents, though no longer fishermen, do partly live as they did in the past, behind the walls of the castle which was built on the cliffs above the sea. The views from the castle inspired many artists, among them Marc Chagall who used to live there. Tossa has still remained a Bohemian and artsy flair.
It is also possible to combine the visit to Girona with a guided tour of the Dalí Museum in Figueres or to Dalís adopted hometown Cadaqués.