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