Looking for a quick, easy, and historic day trip from Barcelona? Girona is calling your name! With Game of Thrones filming locations, the gorgeous Girona Cathedral, and more than a few Michelin stars, Girona more than lives up to its reputation as a highly recommendable day trip from Barcelona.
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Is Girona worth visiting?
In a word, YES! Girona could not be a more rewarding day trip from Barcelona. Narrow streets, friendly locals, and not as many tourists as you'd frankly expect, when you're visiting the next stop on the high-speed train from one of Europe's most (over) visited cities. Girona is a welcoming, high-end city with plenty of tourist attractions to fill any tourist's dance card for a fun day outside of the hustle and bustle of Barcelona.
How to get to Girona from Barcelona
How long does it take to get to Girona from Barcelona?
The only option for grabbing the high-speed train is at Barcelona's Sants train station. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance, to guarantee yourself a seat on these often crowded routes. Do plan to allow plenty of time to grab the train, as due to security concerns, train travel in Spain is increasingly feeling like air travel in other countries. You'll need to go through basic security to reach your platform, and wait in a couple of lines to have your ticket scanned. It's *NOT* like the UK where you can just hop on a train.
Catching the high-speed train in Barcelona
For more on train travel in Europe, check out the full post!
Getting from Girona's train station
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