Families - Gironalet Apartment

We are family of 6. The apartment was perfect for us, with plenty of rooms for the kids to spread around in. The provided entertainment (DVD, board games) were also very enjoyable. Kitchen facilities were extremely handy and we very much appreciated that some condiments were provided, making it easy and efficient to cook some quick meals. 

The location of the apartment is excellent. Very close to the historic city center and walking distance to shops, supermarkets and restaurants. The carpark right by the building also was very convenient, as we were traveling with a van. 

I would highly recommend this apartment for any family with children. 

(Israel) (May 2012)

Can Manolo

In 1958, on August 8th,  Dali married Gala in the Sanctuary at the top of Els Angels mountain. They had their reception in La Barca restaurant, now known as Can Manolo. They had assorted cold meats and patés to start, followed by seafood and chicken - the food of the rich in those times. It is still famed for its' extensive menu and traditional catalan and spanish fare. Their specialities are suckling pig and very young lamb from Burgos. They do all types of grilled meat and also fish and the dishes are huge.They haven't gone over board with the website but it gives you an idea of what
to expect.     


We tried to go during the 'Fires' or fiestas of Sant Narcis, patron saint of Girona. Full up! And that with a slight walk involved! So we booked for the evening and were rewarded with the most amazingly attractive tuna and tomato salad (i mean, i wasn't expecting all that from a tuna salad, but try it and you'll want to paint it), followed by filet steaks. Desserts are satisfying though not original, the atmosphere is great. We were n't quite up to the suckling pig. We had a Figuero wine, (not oaked) recommended by the house, not exorbitant,   very enjoyable. The service was extremely kind and efficient. 

Short cycle-tourism routes from Girona

This website has some good ideas for cycling from Girona with GPS tracks and explanations. It is in English. They are short cyclo-tourism routes. Just be careful with the routes that go on 'tracks' as these are no good for road bikes - if you take a good map you'll find an alternative. Here is an example:


Nº 11

Girona – Sarrià de Ter – El Pont Major – Celrà – Sant Joan de Mollet – Flaçà – Sant Llorenç de les Arenes – Foixà – La Sala – Ultramort – Serra de Darò – Gualta – Torroella de Montgrí – L’Estartit

Description of the cycling route:
The cycling route that we propose from Girona to L’Estartit is quite different from the routes that we know as Greenways in our area (the ones from Girona to Olot and from Girona to Sant Feliu de Guíxols which follow the paths of the former railway line). These are real cycling routes that you can follow with no risk of getting lost and where you will only find cyclists and no other vehicles. Our route is composed by rural paths and tracks that can be linked to arrive at L’Estartit. There are no signposts! So that you will need a certain experience using maps and finding ways. A satnav can help you. The aventure starts!
As we said for the route from L’Estartit to Girona, the main attraction of this route is that it allows you to make quite a long journey using no main roads and finding no cars, cycling through landscapes and villages which can be quite interesting from a cultural point of view.
The route follows rural tracks, the quietest, the most direct and the most interesting that we have found. When you leave Girona, to avoid the traffic, you will follow a very funny path which starts at the sportscenter called Poliesportiu de Fontajau and ends at the dual carriageway of Sarrià de Ter near the furniture shop called Mobles Balti. We go on the pavement until we reach the so-called Pont Major (Main Bridge). From Pont Major to the next village of Celrà we will have to follow the main road which is always quite busy, however, as soon as we reach the industrial area of Celrà we will finally start cycling again on quiet tracks until the end of the route.
In the road-book you will find more information to follow the route.
See also the route l'Estartit - Girona
Happy cycling!
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Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery Day Out 7

Motor over to this Romanesque monastery with its' fabulous views over the sea, arriving via Llança or Vilajüiga from Figueres. There's a little route of maximum an hour, around the out-buildings  - where the kitchen gardens were, the hospital, where they did the washing, the abbot's palace etc. They have a good restaurant and cafe for a lunch break, naturally, which will be needed if you do the monastery and its' surroundings justice - there are plenty of walks starting from here and leaflets provided. 
Go down to Port de la Selva for a walk and a coffee. Or head for Cap de Creus where there is a little cafe on the headland. You could stop off in Figueres on the way back if you haven't dawdled by the rocky shoreline, or Cadaques or Roses...
The History of Catalonia Museum, has this guide to the monastery. 
And this is the museum link but it only seems to open in catalan