The apartment is in the heart of the Jewish Quarter of Girona, Catalonia's most extensive and best-preserved Call (medieval Jewish quarter) where you will enjoy visiting the most important historic places, wich constitute a powerful reason for visiting north Catalonia's largest city, Girona
Until 1492 Girona ( The Roman Gerunda) was home to Catalonia's second-most important medieval Jewish community (after Barcelona), and its Jewish quarter, the Call, was centred on Carrer de la Força, the same street where tha apartment is located. For an idea of medieval Jewish life and culture, visit the Museu d'Història dels Jueus de Girona just next door
Just stepping out of the apartment you will find in few meters the Cathedral , the most important museums, and very good restaurants as " El Celler de Can Roca" which has been voted the world´s best restaurant
This mansion was built by the famous architect Rafael Masó. who was one of the most renowned Catalan architects of the early twentieth century.
Masó was born in Girona in a conservative family, Catholic, Catalan and illustrated. The cultured literary and artistic interests led by his father, and the love of the city and its traditions, marked personality and future career of architect. Admirer of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona during their studies Masó joined the group of artists and writers that would create an alternative to modernism, namely the Noucentism. The civic attitude, the Catalan, and character who advocated modernization and European Noucentism did that Masó also distinguished as poet, urban, political, and promoter of art and literature
.As a gift, I give all my guests two tickets to visit the ¨Casa Masó" where the famous architect lived.
The House Masó is the birthplace of Rafael Maso (1880-1935), one of the most important works of architecture and is open to the public only from the famous riverside houses in Girona. The house has been preserved with the furniture and the decoration of the nineteenth-century era, and offers unprecedented views of the city.
It is recommended to call or write an email in advance to book a visit . We can do it for you
Don t miss to visit the beautiful Costa Brava towns and beaches ( 30 minutes by car / bus ) and the wonderful little medieval towns in the Ampurdá region, and taste their traditional cuisine.
If you like biking, hiking and nature I fully recommend to make the famous "Ruta Verde" or Green Route of Girona
You can have a look at Gironacyclecenter where they organize bike tours
Their offices are just 5 minutes walking from my apartment and they are very well known in the biking tour world
I have hosted many guests they made bike tours with them and all of them were very satisfied. Please ask for Saskia, the owner
Should you want me to get in touch with them, please let me know. I will do it for you if you want to
This 57-km route crosses three regions and twelve towns, following the valleys of the Fluvià, Brugent and Ter rivers. The Narrow-Gauge Railway Route descends smoothly from Olot (440 m) to Girona (70 m). Its highest point is at Coll d´en Bas, which is a pass situated 558 metres above sea level. The trail, which is suitable for hikers and cyclists alike, is in very good condition, fitted with bridges, railings and signposting.
The Narrow-Gauge Railway Route crosses through magnificent scenery of great ecological and cultural value. It begins in the Garrotxa Volcanic Area, and following the old narrow-gauge railway line, reaches the Ter valley and the pasturelands of Salt and Girona. T
You can also visit the famous Dali museum ( located in Figueres ) 30 minutes driving distance or 15 minutes by train,
As another option, you can travel in the same day to Barcelona city in 30 minutes on the new high speed train or in 45 minutes by car or by bus , or if you prefer to stay overnight in Barcelona I can host you as well in my apartment
You can also visit the South of France and reach the French border driving from Girona in 45 minutes approximately
Girona airport is just 13 kilometers away from Girona city with many international destinations mostly handled by Ryanair .
The tourism office can also be very helpful and is very close to the apartment in Rambla de la Llibertat
Free wifi internet for my guests
I offer my guests the option to have a private parking lot just round the corner of the apartment ( 5 minutes walking distance).
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pals Costa Brava 30 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||13 km, 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
You can also visit the famous Dali museum ( located in Figueres ) which is 30 minutes driving or 15 minutes by train,
Don t miss to go to the so well known Costa Brava beaches ( 20 minutes by car / bus ) and the wonderful little medieval towns in the Ampurdá region, and taste their traditional cuisine.
In fact " El Celler de Can Roca" which is located in Girona, managed by the three Roca brothers, has been voted the world´s best restaurant by restaurant magazine in London last April Th. !!
As an option, you can also visit the South of France. French border is just 45 minutes driving from Girona and you can get to Barcelona city in 30 minutes on the new high speed train or in 45 minutes by car.
I am sure you will enjoy this beautiful Girona city where you can easily walk everywhere and discover beautiful and amazing historic places and relax in the Costa Brava beaches or in the Ampurdá countryside
Girona airport is just 13 kilometers from the Girona city with many international destinations mostly handled by Ryanair .
i recommend to visit www.pedresdegirona.com for having a look on the different places to visit in girona city