Passeig de la Muralla Tours
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See pretty much all of Girona’s sights, but from afar, during a walk along the city’s roughly 3-kilometer-long Passeig de la Muralla. This path takes visitors along the tops of Girona's city walls, from which you can see all of Girona and beyond — from the rooftops of the cathedral to the mountaintops of the distant Pyrenees.
It is said that some of the oldest parts of the city walls date back to the first century during Roman times, with portions later destroyed during the expansion of the city in the 19th century. Many of these gaps have since been filled in, making it possible for visitors like you to take a seamless journey around Girona. During the visit, you can scale various towers for better views, or duck down off the walls to explore more of the city itself. The best part? The whole experience is free of charge.
There are several access points to the Passeig de la Muralla around the city via the following gardens: Jardin de la Infancia, the Jardines de la Francesa (near the cathedral) and los Jardines de John Lennon. Note that the weather can make or break your visit – if it’s slightly warm, come prepared with water; if it’s damp or rainy, take extra care on the slippery rocks (or consider checking the walls out another time).
Address: Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Hours: Daily 8 p.m.-8 p.m., and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on holidays
7 Tours and Activities to Experience Passeig de la Muralla
Private and Luxury
Discover Girona’s highlight sights—and taste your way through its authentic tapas—during this two-in-one, private walking tour. Set off in the afternoon with just your guide for company. You’ll explore the city’s Old Town, will learn about its ancient history, and will even see “Game of Thrones” filming locations. You’ll also follow your guide to locals-frequented enclaves, and will enjoy drinks and snacks en route.
Explore Girona’s medieval architecture and historic neighborhoods on a full-day trip from Barcelona, with a private, guided walking tour. Enjoy hotel transfer and transport by high-speed train, then set out of foot to discover the city. Learn about Girona’s diverse heritage as you walk through a vibrant Jewish district, then take in the soaring lines of the city’s Gothic cathedral. See 1st-century fortifications and religious landmarks, a historic basilisk and the broad Plaza de la Independecia, and enjoy a drink and tapas at a local restaurant before returning to Barcelona.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Discover the 2,000-year history of Girona on a half-day small-group walking tour. Learn about the city’s ancient Roman past and rich artistic heritage as you explore the Medieval Quarter with a local guide. Visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria in Girona, the Arab Baths, and the Jewish History Museum, and stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets of the old Jewish Quarter as you learn about some of the best places to dine and shop while in town.
In order to defend itself from enemies and foreign invasions already from the 1st century bC, the city was equipped with a wall that, after 4 expansions, many attacks and thousands of years, is still on its feet. Do you dare to discover it with us? What will we do? The city walls were built to offer additional protection to its inhabitants. From Roman to Modern times, the walls have been modified and improved according to the needs of the time. However, as time went by, the walls have lost their defensive role and, as happened with the city walls of Girona, they have acquired a more symbolic and historical function. In this tour, we will walk along the remaining segments of the walls, discovering their history, the gardens that are part of them and the battles they endured. What we will see: Gardens of the Walls – City Walls – Caserna dels Alemanys – Gardens of the Alemanys – Passeig de la Muralla – Gardens of John Lennon – Walls of Sant Pere – Sant Pere de Galligants.
Discover Catalonia’s Jewish heritage on a full-day tour of Girona and Besalú led by a private guide. Learn about the area’s rich history as you wander the winding streets and unique shops of Girona’s old Jewish quarter, visit the Museum of Jewish History, and explore Besalú’s unique cultural treasures including a Romanesque bridge, a 12th-century Mikveh, and the remains of a medieval synagogue.
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What are Passeig de la Muralla hours of operation?
Passeig de la Muralla hours of operation: Daily 8 p.m.-8 p.m., and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on holidays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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