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Founded by the Romans, Girona is an important historical site in Spain. Located 97 kms northeast of Barcelona, it is an easy 35 minute high speed train ride to this city. It became a Moorish stronghold for two centuries and reputedly withstood three invasions by Napoleon’s troops. Today, its historic centre is a packed labyrinth of medieval buildings and monuments on narrow cobblestone streets with connecting stairways.

For GoT (Game of Thrones) devotees – this is the location for King’s Landing and Braavos. It is also the locale for one of the most memorable scenes in the series wherein the Faith Militant and the Sparrows had their own version of public flogging : “shame, shame, shame…”

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Bridge designed by Eiffel

 

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Jewish Quarter

 

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Girona Cathedral

 

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Eglesia de Sant Feliu

 

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Riu Onyar

 

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