"GIRONA" Top 5 Page for this destination Girona by prunila

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Not Gerona anymore · why two names?

As you probably know -or maybe not still- here we speak mostly Catalan… even if most people understand and speak Spanish perfectly. And it is fantastic. It is a beautiful language.

During Franco's years it was kind of forbidden (not allow to learn in public schools, names changed, etc.) but now we have Catalan TV, catalan news, catalan schools; still many newspapers are in Spanish, when you call a company it is in Spanish, etc. etc.

Catalan is not a dialect it has its own literature. It souns more like portuguese or "veneto" (dilaect of italian spoken in Venezia). If you plan to study here and you speak only Spanish you will find some inconvenients…

[I have written this introduction because everybody asks me about that, specially americans]

New in Girona

As I'm living here is quite easy for me to add things happening.
This adds are difficult to know for VT foreign members who have visited and have good VT pages!

- The tower of Collegiate Church of Sant Feliu is being restored
- You have a new auditorium
- Masó Year
- see more tips at WHAT TO DO

  • Intro Updated Feb 17, 2007
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  • Raimix's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Great page! Very helpful transportation tip! :) Greetings!

  • mstinawu's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2007 at 7:21 PM

    You might want to note that the bells might be mind numbing for those who are light sleepers. =)

  • Paolo-Italy's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2007 at 1:52 AM

    Great page... :) saturday night i'll land on girona, stop at pensio margarit and will go out to check some good tapas place :))

  • Apr 22, 2007 at 10:14 PM

    Hey Prunila,I just want to say, you probably have the most in-depth hotel review page among VT members. Thanks,

  • Jun 2, 2006 at 11:41 PM

    Prunila, Thanks for the info. on Hotels & travel. Your tips will help my vist to girona

  • omran's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2006 at 10:58 AM

    great page thanx for sharing

  • Bokhari76's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2006 at 2:02 AM

    Hi Prunila. Nice page. Add some more Things to Do tips. Happy Birthday to you. New year greetings from Pakistan.

  • sayedaburas's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2006 at 12:35 AM

    ღJingle bells, Jingle bells♫Jingle all the way♫♫Oh! what joy it is to ride♫In a one horse open sleigh♫♫ Jingle bells, Jingle bells♫Jingle all the way(~_~) Happy, pleasant& prosperous New Yearღ

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2005 at 5:07 PM

    Nicely done pages, especially the hotel tips!

  • Andreas_Fran's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2005 at 3:02 AM

    You leave in a perfect place, well done for the info...

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