Girona in Spain is a city that is the capital of its own province. It is spelled "Gerona" in Castilian Spanish and "Girona" in Catalan, which is the primary language spoken throughout the province. Girona is in the northeast of Spain and is bordered by France and the provinces of Barcelona and Lleida. Girona is one of the most varied provinces in Spain.
It has the well-known coastal area of the Costa Brava, which offers both sandy beaches and secluded rocky coves. It has great flat fertile plains that are ideal for rural tourism and have many campsites, as well as cycling and walking routes. The Pyrenees are close by, where you can ski and snowboard all year round.
Girona has a beautiful historic Jewish quarter that is easy to see on foot. There are lots of museums there, and the buildings are all stone and squashed down narrow cobbled streets. You'll see lots of quaint bars and restaurants in this area too, and it's great for antique shopping. The city of Girona is not dependent on tourism, so it isn't empty in the winter like many coastal towns.
The climate is mild in the winter, so Girona is also a great destination at this time. It has a peaceful feel all year round and is an excellent place to enjoy everything a small city has to offer while escaping from the throngs of tourists and the hustle and bustle of the coast.