Thursday, 20 June 2013

Where to eat, drink and stay in Girona


As far as Catalonian cities go, Barcelona tends to hog all the limelight.

As a result, the stunning city of Girona has flown beneath the radar compared to its globally renowned bigger sibling.  


Packed full of stunning old architecture, compact in size and rammed with bars serving Rioja & croquetas, Girona is an ideal destination for a mini-break. And, with direct flights from Bristol to Girona with Ryanair it’s pretty convenient too.


Hotel Gran Ultonia

We stayed in the Hotel Gran Ultonia. Modern and clean if a little corporate in style, the Gran Ultonia is located a couple of minutes walk from the vibrant Plaza Independencia and with rooms from around £54 night, it’s a bit of a bargain.



The details:
Address - Carrer de Jaume I, 22  17001 Girona, Spain

El Celler de Can Roca

If you’re willing to book over a year in advance then El Celler de Can Roca, “the best restaurant in the world”, should definitely be on your to visit list. Read more about my meal here.


The details:
Address - Ell Celler de Can Roca, Can Sunyer 48, 17007 - Girona, Spain

Rocambolesc


If you don’t want to shell out a couple of hundred Euros on dinner at El Celler, then 3€ will buy you a tub of the good stuff from The Roca brothers' ice cream parlour, Rocambolesc.


Rocambolesc’s upmarket Mr Whippy style ice cream served in flavours such as baked apple, chocolate and yoghurt isn’t their main selling point – it’s their epic selection of toppings. Highlights included madeleines, mini chocolate brownies, caramelised hazelnuts and praline sauce.



The details:
Address - Rocambolesc gelateria, Carrer de Santa Clara 50, 17001 Girona, Spain

Casamomer 


Straight over the road from Rocambolesc is the bakery & patisserie Casamomer. Serving fresh bread, awesome sandwiches, cracking coffee & lush cakes, Casamomer was our breakfast destination of choice. 



The details:
Address - Carrer de Santa Clara, 46  17001 Girona, Spain

Tasca Galega Esconxuro & Konig

As far as Girona's tapas bars go, Tasca Galega Esconxuro’s range of mainly seafood based Galician dishes was the pick of the bunch. Konig on Plaza Independencia also did the job with its low cost tapas and wine. 

The details: 
Tasca Galega Esconxuro - http://esconxuro.com/

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