Thursday, January 15, 2015
Girona perfect place to celebrate special birthday
We spent much of the afternoon strolling through the lovely old town. We weren't even tempted by all the sales that were on. By four we had reached our out of the way destination, Cinema Trouffaut, an English-language cinema. Right outside a very old font with the Virgin Mary greeted us. We still don't know what the building was originally used for. After watching Birdman, we once again strolled through little passageways and along cobbled streets stopping to buy some homemade pasta from a little store we discovered on a previous visit. It cooks in only three minutes and is some of the best pasta we've ever tasted. The lady makes it in several flavours, including spinach, and mushroom, which we had to try.
On Thursday morning we returned to the old town, this time climbing lots of steps and cobblestone braes to reach the old Roman Wall. It is in excellent condition. The two-kilometre walk overlooking Girona's rooftops was lovely. There were several guard towers to climb and if you were in need there was even an old Roman toilet.
Girona is a beautiful, old town with much to offer, history, dining and shopping. Next time we will take the train from our nearby town, which will be an easier journey.