has much to offer, from its Mediterranean ports to its snow-capped peaks. Girona
, a city in the northeast of Catalonia located on the Costa Brava
, was established at the confluence of four rivers, one of which divides the city's historic and modern areas. For vacation rentals in the vicinity of historic Girona, vacation rentals of choice are often apartment rentals or villa rentals. Within the walled enclosure of this ancient town -- founded in the First Century BC – in the cathedral with its Gothic nave, you will see the Creation Tapestry
. Explore the ancient Jewish quarter, El Call
. Close by, the Arab Baths
are housed inside a pavilion, its octagon cupola supported by eight pillars.
Cross the "Stone Bridge" over the Onyar river into the modern sector of Girona. The Art Nouveau
architect, Rafael Maso
, designed the Farinera Teixidor
(Texidor Flour Mill), now the headquarters of the newspaper El Punt. Its two structures are joined by a passage that is the entrance to the mill. Commissioned to be both a home and a flour mill, when you see it, you will be struck how the ceramic and wrought-iron work shows the influence of Antoni Gaudi
, well known as the architectural figurehead of Catalan Modernism
Girona's excellent position at the end of the Pyrenean chain and the Costa Brava
, makes it easy for you to see the whole province. Take a few days and visit Gaudi's famous Sagrada Familia
(Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family) in Barcelona
. This, and other sites, can be seen via the free-spirit approach. Start by taking the hour-and -a-half train trip to Barcelona, then purchase a one-day or two-day open double-deck tour bus pass. Hop off and hop on the bus to visit the museums that house the art of the surrealist Dali
, walk the streets that inspired Picasso
, and visit the medieval palace that is the Picasso Museum. Pick a centrally-located loft apartment rental accommodation or vacation home rental for your lodging accommodations in Barcelona.
On your return to Girona, Mediterranean vacation rental villas offer both pleasing and memorable vacation rental accommodations and put you in touch with the beautiful Costa Brava
. Swim in the Mediterranean Sea or take a late-night swim in your private pool.
Owner Direct Vacation Rentals accommodations are varied. Condo Rentals, loft and apartment rentals and villa rentals ensure that there is something for every taveller's budget.