Two days in Girona gives you time to soak up the town’s medieval atmosphere, sample its cuisine, and spend a day exploring further afield along Spain’s scenic Costa Brava. Here are some tips for how to plan the ultimate 48 hours in Girona.
Day 1: Around Town
**Morning:**Get oriented on your first day with a guided walking tour of Girona’s monument-filled old town. Stroll through the Medieval and Jewish quarters while visiting the Cathedral of Santa Maria, Arab Baths, and Museum of Jewish History.Game of Thrones-themed tours take visitors to filming locations from the HBO series.
**Afternoon:**Take some time this afternoon to explore Girona through the lens of your own interests. Try a cooking class for an introduction into Catalan cuisine, stroll the medieval city walls, or duck into one of Girona’s excellent museums, such as the Cinema Museum, Archaeology Museum, Girona Art Museum, or Girona City History Museum.
**Night:**You haven’t seen Girona until you’ve experienced its magic after dark. Hit the streets on an evening walking tour of history and spooky stories, followed by an outdoor beer tasting under the stars.
Day 2: Costa Brava
**Morning:**Kick off your day in the Costa Brava region with a morning visit to the town of Figueres, just north of Girona. Spend the morning touring one of Spain’s quirkiest museums, the Dali Theatre-Museum, to see the collection from one of the world’s most famous surrealist artists.
**Afternoon:**Day trips to the Costa Brava often continue to picturesque seaside Port Lligat, Dalí’s home later in life, for a short visit. On your way back to Girona, stop at Creus Cape Natural Park to soak up the Catalan landscape and try some local wine and olive oil.
**Night:**Girona is a top city in Spain for Catalan cuisine, and tonight is your opportunity to get a taste. Go tapas hopping around Placa de la Independencia, or book a table at one of the city’s many restaurants, several of which have earned a prestigious Michelin star.