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7 different things to do in Girona

7 different things to do in Girona

03.08.2023 Culture

Surely you already know the most typical things to do in the Girona capital, such as crossing the Pont de les Peixateries Velles, seeing the houses on the Onyar river or climbing the steps of the Cathedral. In this post we bring you seven not so typical proposals to do in the city of Girona that only the locals know about.


1. Eat a xuixo in Can Castelló

One of Girona's most iconic sweets is the xuixo, a kind of crispy fried dough roll, filled with pastry cream and covered in sugar. This irresistible recipe with high doses of sugar that has been sweetening life for many centuries.

The best place to try it in the capital of Girona is Can Castelló (carrer dels Calderers, 17), a pastry shop that has been in the city since 1898 for a long time. They serve the classic xuixo, crispy and spongy, for the most conservative, and a wide variety of flavors for the most daring, such as cheesecake xuixo, Catalan cream or apple.


2. Try the patatas bravas from König

König is an institution in the city of Girona. Although in its beginnings this restaurant chain was limited mainly to German dishes, over time it has also been incorporating more local options. Their establishments offer mixed dishes, sandwiches, or hamburgers at a very reasonable price.

One of the most popular tapas dishes is its patatas bravas, potatoes cut into large cubes, fried in olive oil and seasoned with a spectacular brava sauce, with a flavor and spiciness that distinguishes it from other bravas sauces.

You can find four König in the center of Girona, in Plaça de la Independència, 2; at Carrer dels Calderers, 16 (opposite Cul de la Lleona); in Camí de la Font de l'Abat, 23, and in Carrer Migdia, 7. You can also find them in the neighboring town of Vilablareix (Carrer del Mas Falgàs, 2) and in the Espai Gironès shopping centre, in Salt.


3. Go to one of the Roca brothers' establishments

The most famous trio of chefs in Girona bears the surname Roca. If you want to try some of Joan Roca's dishes or Jordi Roca's sweets, in this city you will find options for all budgets.

El Celler de Can Roca (carrer de Can Sunyer, 48) is the only three-star restaurant in the province of Girona. If you are lucky enough to be able to reserve a table, you will be able to live a unique culinary experience in the twice “best restaurant in the world” by the British list The World's 50 Best Restaurants.

If you don't have time to get a table or you prefer a cheaper menu, you can take a look at the Normal restaurant (plaça de l'Oli, 1), the new restaurant of the Roca brothers, or the Mas Marroch space (camí Pla del Marroch), in Vilablareix.

If you fancy something sweet, you have two options: visit the Rocambolesc ice cream parlor and confectionery (carrer de Santa Clara, 50) or Casa Cacao, a workshop focused on the work of cocoa and chocolate.

El Celler de Can Roca Girona


4. Have a hot chocolate in l'Antiga

L'Antiga is one of the most emblematic granges (Catalan word to describe a traditional coffee) in Girona. It is located in Plaça del Vi, 8, under the arches of the square and just in front of the town hall.

It is an ideal place to enjoy a good breakfast or a snack. They have a terrace and an interior area with marble tables and iron legs, which are usually frequented by groups of retirees, families, and young people alike.

They serve the best hot chocolate in the city: very thick and with just the right amount of sweetness. It can be served accompanied by whipped cream or some solid companion such as gingerbreads or sponge cake.


5. Go shopping at Espai Gironès

Do you want to enjoy a day of shopping in the city without having to travel from one place to another? The Espai Gironès shopping center is perfect for you. It is located in the town of Salt, less than 3 km from the center of Girona, next to exit 7 of the motorway.

This large shopping centre has a wide variety of stores including major brands. It also has a wide range of bars and restaurants, a cinema (on the first floor) and a bowling alley (located outside the shopping center, on the side street).


6. See a film in its original version at the Cinema Truffaut

The Cinema Truffaut is an oasis for moviegoers in the centre of Girona. It is the only cinema in the city that shows films in their original version (and subtitles). Both locals and foreigners come to this space to enjoy in VOSE the varied cinematographic offer of what was formerly known as Sala B of the Cinema Modern.

Its billboard is made up of more conventional productions and films with a marked authorial, independent character and special attention to European proposals. Check the Cinema Truffaut billboard and get your tickets to enjoy their selection of films.


7. Party at La Mirona

One of the most mythical places in Girona to go out at night is La Mirona (carrer d'Amnistia Internacional s/n), in the neighbouring town of Salt, very close to the well-known Espai Gironès.

The vast majority of people from Girona have attended this concert hall to see their first live concerts when they were teenagers. Great international and national stars such as Manu Chao, Sam Moore, Lisa Stansfield, US3 and Love of Lesbian, among many others, have passed through its stages.

Now in summer you can enjoy concerts every week. Check the concert schedule of La Mirona and discover all the artists that are yet to come.


Hotels near Girona

Book your hotel near the city of Girona and come and enjoy everything that the Girona capital has to offer. Rosamar Hotels has five hotels in the town of Lloret de Mar, in the south of the Costa Brava, just 35 minutes from the centre of Girona.

Stay at Hotel Rosamar Garden Resort, Hotel Rosamar & Spa and Hotel Rosamar Maritim if you are traveling with your family or children. And at Hotel Rosamar Es Blau Adults Only (+21) and Hotel Rosamar Maxim Adults Only (+21) if you are looking for an adults-only hotel to travel as a couple or with friends.

Come discover a different Girona with Rosamar Hotels!

breakfast Hotel Rosamar Garden Resort Lloret de Mar
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