The cathedral and Arab baths are worth a visit, as is the cinema museum, the only one in Spain, housing a collection of interactive replicas telling the story of 400 years of history of the 7th art. Another interesting collection is that which is housed at the Jewish History Museum which tells the story of the Jewish community, their relationship with the Christians and the historical district itself. If you'd like to get to know the local architecture a little better, the buildings of Rafael Maso, which represent the modernist trend, are a good place to start - in particular the Casa de la Punxa, located on Carrer de Saint Eugènia.
Why not enjoy a stroll along the wall at dusk, or even cross the old town via the bridge built by Gustave Eiffel, stopping on the way to admire the views and, of course, the beauty of this red steel construction! If you like flowers, try and plan your visit to coincide with the famous Tiempo de las Flores festival in May, when the city is transformed into a multi-coloured garden, or for something a little different, how about a morning hot-air balloon ride?
Hiring a car can be a good way of exploring the Catalan countryside and going on a few day trips, depending on your budget.
Some of the restaurants located inland claim to serve traditional cuisine which often turns out to be rather bland.
It really would be a shame to come to Girona and not sample the various fruits and vegetables grown here, together with the Catalan specialities like artichokes, tomato bread seasoned with oil and salt, and Viennese puff pastries filled with pastry custard. The restaurants belonging to the Girona Bons Fogons association promote the use of local and seasonal produce.
Many typical Catalan products, such as butifarra sausage, black pudding and chocolate (the famous flies of Saint Narcissus) can be taken on the plane without any problems. Black pottery, which was popular in this area for decades, is still produced today in the town of Quart, 3 mi from Girona. If you like cinema, you will find a large selection of films, books and even projectors at the museum.