The city of Girona was founded by the Romans and later inhabited by the Moors. It also withstood three invasions by Napoleon's troops. Because of this Girona is known as 'The city of a thousand sieges'.
Girona sits in the Ter valley and the city is split by the Onyar River which is best viewed from the ancient footbridge. Many tourists head here on day trips in the summer from the coast. The only way to see Girona is by foot and the best part to see is the Call, the old quarter with its narrow streets and steep alleyways.
In Girona you will discover 12th century Arab baths which, although restored, they give a good impression on how the ancient baths would have looked. Other sights include an impressive cathedral, the city walls, several churches, the City Hall and some important museums. The most important museum is the chapter museum where a rare collection of gold and silver items are on display. Most of the tourist sights can be found close to the river.