In the north east of Catalonia, bordering with France and the Pyrenees, you’ll find Gerona province, home to the rugged Costa Brava and atmospheric medieval towns.Browse property
Gerona’s dramatic coast contains countless quiet hideaways, while the lush green countryside and historic towns make this the perfect destination for anyone in search of ‘real’ Spain.
Best known for the Costa Brava, which translates as ‘Bold, rugged coast’, this is one of the least visited of Spain’s ‘Costas’ by foreign visitors. But the Spanish love it, pouring here in their thousands from nearby Barcelona and further afield.
The area has medieval towns, a varied, largely unspoiled coast of rocky and sandy beaches fringed with fragrant pine forests. It is a stunning part of Spain that slowly reveals its many qualities as you navigate winding roads, explore hidden coves, and sample the finest food the Mediterranean ocean has to offer.
On the coast you can find gorgeous resorts like Tossa de Mar with its golden sands and fortified town, or lovers of water sports will enjoy Rose to the north, which has the longest beach in the region.
The verdant landscape is supported by a climate that is perfect for agriculture and that means beautiful seasonal fruit and veg. You’ll find the summers warm, but not overly hot, with winters that are a touch on the chilly side, and rainfall evenly spread throughout the year. It might not have the arid year-round heat of the southern coasts but the Girona’s beauty more than makes up for it.
The centre of the culture and history is Girona city, a landlocked medieval city with one of the last surviving Jewish quarters in Europe. Smaller and more personal than nearby Barcelona, fans of Game of Thrones will recognise its stone streets, steep steps and domineering gothic architecture from many of its exterior scenes.
With just 750,000 inhabitants covering 600,000 km2, this is a province where you can get away from it all, losing yourself among some of the most remarkable scenery in the entire Mediterranean.