catedral de girona

Girona Cathedral

Visiting Girona Cathedral should be on your priority list of places to visit.

Although everyone knows it as the Cathedral of Girona, its full name is Catedral de Santa María de Girona.

This religious construction has a series of characteristics that have given it the category of Asset of Cultural Interest within the historical heritage of Spain.

And one of the most interesting facts about this building is that it has the widest Gothic nave in the world, whose size you will be able to appreciate once you visit it from inside.

Girona Cathedral attracts thousands of tourists a year and it is no wonder.

We tell you more about this peculiar cathedral.

Girona cathedral

History of the cathedral of Girona

Girona Cathedral has a long history behind it, which has endowed it with a great cultural heritage.

Construction of the Romanesque-style cathedral began in the 9th century. But before that, in the 8th century, in its place was the San Félix sanctuary which, later, during the Islamic rule, was converted into a major mosque.

Later, Charlemagne recovered the territory of Girona, hence the cathedral that we know today includes many elements and legends that refer to this famous emperor.

And this is how the current Girona Cathedral began to be built on the old Mosque.

What to see inside the Girona Cathedral

Let’s start this virtual tour inside the Girona Cathedral.

What not to miss?

Girona cathedral cloister

His works began in the 11th century and ended in the 12th century. The primitive cloister was built in the Romanesque style, and numerous transformations were carried out in subsequent years.

The art exhibitions that this cloister houses will delight lovers of history and art.

Girona cathedral
Girona cathedral

The tapestry of creation Gerona

This tapestry from the 11th century embroidered creation is one of the most important elements of the Girona Cathedral. It is a piece of Romanesque textile art, highly appreciated for being one of the best preserved today.

Its name is due to the theme that the tapestry represents: the creation of the world and the human being, and his first foray into Paradise.

The Vault Key of Charlemagne

This is another of the most important elements that the Girona Cathedral houses inside.

Here, we find a vault key that is believed to represent the Emperor Charlemagne, rather than the usual figures (Jesus Christ, God, or a Virgin). This theory is based not only on the appearance of the figure, but also on the background with lily flowers, the heraldic symbol of kings and emperors.

Without a doubt, a very interesting curiosity.

catedral de girona interior
tapiz de la creacion gerona

Do you want to know more about the Girona Cathedral?

With this we have only given you a fleeting image of everything that the Girona Cathedral contains.

Ideally, you should come and visit it early. And, if possible, with the accompaniment of a guide who will tell you all the history and the curiosities behind (which, as you have seen, are many).

[Photo with ALT: tapestry of the Girona creation]

At Girona Tour we carry out tourist excursions – such as the Girona Monumental Tour – that include the Girona Cathedral among the monuments to visit.

A tour where we not only show you the Cathedral, but we also take you to other monuments in Girona such as the Arab baths and the Sant Pere de Galligants monastery.

In addition to the local guide, the price includes tickets to all these monuments.

Are you interested?

We will wait for you!


How to get to the Girona Tour meeting point

The starting point of “Girona Tour: Guided Visits and Tours in Girona |” is located in the heart of Plaça de Catalunya, 17004 Girona. Although depending on the visit the meeting point may vary.

You will find us right next to the Gelateria La Gioconda ice cream parlor.
A 4-minute walk from the Jardines de la Muralla and a 3-minute walk from the Girona City Hall building.

1 minute walk from the Cadaqués Casino Bar

Shirley Colmenares
Shirley Colmenares
Me encantó! Ayer sábado 19/06 mi amiga y yo hicimos con Miquel 2 tour por Girona: en la mañana el completo y en la noche el de Misterios y Leyendas. Muy puntual, amable y con detalles interesantes y divertidos!! Además nos dio recomendaciones para visitar por nuestra cuenta y sitios para comer! La mejor forma de conocer la ciudad! Volveré por más tours 💜
Nathalie Nuñez
Nathalie Nuñez
Hemos tenido la oportunidad de disfrutar de dos tours el día de hoy y ha sido increíble la experiencia. Nuestro guía (Mikel) nos ha enseñado muchos sitios, historias y leyendas muy interesantes y entretenidas. Además siempre ha mostrado una actitud increíble. Solo puedo decir gracias 🙂 y recomendarlo 100%
Tania Trotta Freitas
Tania Trotta Freitas
El tour te ayuda a conocer los puntos claves de la ciudad y su historia, haciendo más interesante aún cada punto visitado. Lo recomiendo!
Ariadna Gallego
Ariadna Gallego
Un recorregut molt bonic per la ciutat, visitant punts emblemàtics i especials. Històries, llegendes i recomanacions gastronòmiques durant tot el tour. Personal proper i amable. Resolent qualsevol dubte a l'instant. Totalment recomanable!! Excel•lent!
Matías González
Matías González
Excelente tour!! Muy profesional y super interesante. Fue en un contexto relajado, lugares increíbles y muchísima información útil! Ha estado de 10!
Richard Daniel Graterol Ramirez
Richard Daniel Graterol Ramirez
Gran experiencia. Conocer Girona así es mucho más divertido y dinámico. 100% recomendado.
Nuria Badenas
Nuria Badenas
El free tour muy completo e interesante, aprendes muchas curiosidades de la ciudad, el guía (Miquel) muy simpático y con sentido del humor eso ha hecho que las historias fueran más entretenidas. Sin duda una buena elección.


Guided visits
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