Dialogue between old and new

Situated in the northeast of Catalonia, in a privileged position between the Pyrenees and the Costa Brava, the former Roman city of Girona looks back through two thousand years of history.

Divided by the Riu Onyar into Old and New Town, Girona’s cityscape has undergone major refurbishment through a variety of contemporary architecture projects. One of the most emblematic examples of this development are the colourful houses along the river banks.

Soak up the city’s unique atmosphere as you discover Girona’s well-balanced mix of historic and modern architecture

Meanwhile, Girona’s picturesque old town, surrounded by almost completely preserved and partially accessible city walls, is known for its rich cultural and historical heritage.

A visit to this city steeped in history would be incomplete without a walk along its majestic ancient walls, known as Passeig de la Muralla, and a stroll through the maze of narrow streets which make up its well-preserved Jewish quarter.

    Who will be guiding you around the city of Girona and its architectural landmarks?

    A local architect of Guiding Architects (The world’s largest network of architecture tour companies, established in 1996):

    • We deliver relevant, accurate and up-to-date information in a dynamic and entertaining way.
    • We design authentic, off-the-beaten-track experiences that strive to exceed your expectations.
    • We provide insightful reflection and inspirational views on the city that only passionate architects like us can convey.

    Selection of projects included in the tour

    Cases de l’Onyar | Fuses Viader Arquitectes
    El Mercadal | Arriola Fiol Arquitectes
    El Call – Jewish Quarter
    Catedral de Santa Maria de Girona | Several architects
    Banys Arabs | Emili Blanch Roig, Jeroni Martorell Terrats + Rafael Masó i Valentí | Lluís Bayona i Prats
    Passeig Fora Muralla | Geroni Moner + Josep Zazurca
    Les Aligues | Fuses Viader Arquitectes
    Plaça de l’U d’Octubre del 2017 – Plaça de la Constitució | Elias Torres, José A. Martínez Lapeña, Juli Esteban, Antoni Font + Jon Montero

    Duration: Full-day tour

    Transport: Private bus

    Service: Experienced architect as a guide, reservations

    Languages: German, Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian, Dutch

    Max participants: 25 pax/group