It's been a while since I made a travel post, but today I want to share a hidden gem. It took me three or four trips before I discoved this gorgeous town. While I absolutely love Barcelona, the beautiful city of Gerona truly has a special place in my heart. Just look at that view, how could you not love it?
When I first visited the town, it reminded me of Italy with the same Mediterrean feel. It has the most wonderful vibe over there and the old town is so authentic.
Just look at this beautiful Cathedral and the steps leading up to it (all 86 of them, I counted them :-)) I would have love getting married there, what a way to make your entrance!
The Passeig de la Muralla is the best way to discover the town. These medieval walls (built between the 9th and 15th century) surround a large part of the historic center. You can access them at several points, walk along and climb the towers. It gives you a spectacular view of the city.
One day we roamed the city when a thunderstorm broke lose (yep, the one in the picture) and we took shelter in the amazing Museu de Cinema. The Tomàs Mallol Collection is dedicated to the world of film and moving images and features important objects from the history of pre-cinema and early cinema that are absolutely unique. I've never been more happy for some rain than that afternoon.
Girona is also home to El Celler de Can Roca. The restaurant (which holds three Michelin stars) was named the best restaurant in the world of 2013. Next door, their mama still has her own restaurant. I read an article about it a few weeks ago and if I had to pick a place, I would try out their mama's restaurant.
I haven't made up my mind yet if we will visit this time. The town where we're staying is closer to Barcelona and it's been way too long since I've been there. In case I don't, I'll come back next time.
Our countdown has begun. Only ten days left before we leave!
El Celler de Can Roca is a restaurant in Girona, Catalonia, Spain which was opened in 1986 by the Roca brothers, Joan, Josep and Jordi. It was first located next to their parent's restaurant El restaurante de Can Roca, but moved to a purpose built building in 2007. It has been received warmly by critics, and holds three Michelin stars. It has been often compared to former world number one restaurant El Bulli. In 2013, it was named the best restaurant in the world, after having been ranked as the second best restaurant in the world by The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2011 and 2012.