2017-10-02 Hotel Carlemany, Girona, Spain Our accommodation in Girona, Hotel Carlemany The Onyar River which flows through Girona seems to be very low at the moment After the drizzle we had last night it is great to see what a beautiful day we have today to do some sightseeing in Girona It didn’t take Ric long to find an icecream parlour!! We follow the narrow ancient streets heading towards the Cathedral which we saw last night on our way to dinner We arrive at the Girona Cathedral which is situated in the heart of Forca Vella. It is also known as the Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona and is a Roman Catholic church We get our morning exercise walking up the many stairs to the entrance of the Cathedral The Cathedral was consecrated in 1038 and built between the 11th and 18th Centuries so it consists of several different styles, with the facade and steps being of the Baroque style. The Cathedral’s most singular feature is its large Gothic nave (15th-16th centuries) which, at a width of 23 metres, is the widest of its kind in the world The Cloisters are of the Romanesque style We visit the Museu Tresor by the Cathedral As we left the Cathedral the small tourist train was parked at the bottom of the steps so we decided to jump aboard and have a trip around the town The train took us through narrow streets, over bridges along the river and past cafes Many signs were displayed around the town about the Catalan independence Once back at the Cathedral we got off the train and continued our sightseeing Esglesia de Sant Feliu, the Collegiate Church of St. Felix is a basilica dedicated to St. Felix We head to the Onyar River to see the stunning brightly coloured houses lining the shores Certainly a photographers dream!!! With very little breeze the reflections of the houses are almost like a mirror Several walkways span the river to make crossing easier We stop for a well earned coffee Stunning old riverside houses The Eiffel Bridge was built by Gustave Eiffel, who is better known for his Tower in Paris. This bridge is also known as Pont de les Peixateries Velles We return to our hotel to have a rest before dinner later in the evening At 8.30 pm we set off to find a restaurant to have dinner and came across numerous people out in the streets supporting the Catalan independence We arrive at the Umai Japanese Restaurant in Plaça de Josep Pla i Casadevall Arriving early at 8.45 pm we were fortunate enough to secure a table without a booking We order some Saki and shortly afterwards our amazing dumplings arrive ……..followed by the magnificently presented special sushi Slowly more patrons arrive filling the restaurant The teriyaki beef dish was outstanding ……..as was the light and delicious dessert We really enjoyed our experience at Umai here in Girona Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.