The wall of Girona, also known as the wall of Girona or "Great" Girona wall (Muralla de Gerona) is a former defensive fortification, consisting of walls and towers surrounding an ancient, and later medieval town, which have historically played an important role in the defense of the settlement from invaders.
Walls of Girona declared cultural asset of national interest under the title "Walls and portals" (portals i Muralles).
Town wall old town Girona (Barri Vell) was an important military construction of Gerundi, originally built in Roman times.
Due to the growth of the city wall was rebuilt in the second half of the 14th century and after (15th century), when the Roman part of the wall was used as a Foundation. In the 17th century the defenses were improved by adding a system of bastions, and platforms in strategic locations.
Later, the wall was absorbed by the burgeoning city, and the walled precinct, which today is the tourist and historical core of Girona, lost its military significance.
Gradually, the wall collapsed, eventually it was restored and rebuilt, but some parts of the old part of the wall are still visible.
Currently, the wall of Girona is one of the main attractions of the city and is a separate tourist route. On the wall you can walk. Admission is free (complimentary).
The complex of walls of Girona includes several observation and defensive towers, some of which you can climb. With walls and towers offers panoramic views of the old quarter of Girona, as well as a new part of the city and the surrounding area.
The walls and lookout towers that make up the former fortifications of Girona, is divided into two parts: a small part in the North of the old town and much more - on the Eastern and southern sides.
The wall has several access points on the North and South sides of the old town and from the heart of the old quarter of Girona.
The Northern part of the defensive walls of Girona
Unextended section of the wall, originating from Pedret (Carrer de Pedret), close to the angel garden (Jardí de l'àngel).
The view from the wall of the old town of Girona. The tower-the bell tower of the Girona Cathedral and the Church of St. Felix.
Views of the bell tower of the Church of Santa Lucia Acosta (Santa Llúcia Sacosta).
The view from the wall of the monastery of Sant Pere de Galligans (Monestir de Sant Pere de Galligants), which houses the archaeological Museum of Catalonia. There are also gardens Dr. Figueres (Figueras Jardins del Doctor), located behind the monastery. Near the monastery and the part of the wall ends.
The southern and Eastern part of the wall of Girona
This part of the wall that surrounds the old town of Girona to the South and East sides, stretches from plaça Jacint Verdaguer and Santalo (Plaça de Jacint Verdaguer i Santaló) to Historic gardens (Jardins dels Alemanys) and Frances gardens (Jardins de La Francesa), located behind the Cathedral of Girona.
This part of the wall overlooks the "old" and "new" city of Girona and the perimeter wall are several towers.
Photo wall in the southern part of the old town
The view from the wall
Socors tower (Torre del Socors), 14th century. On a tower you can climb.
Wall and tower of General Peralta (Torre del General Peralta), 14th century. On a tower you can climb.
The view from the wall of the University of Girona and the monastery of St. Dominic (Convent de Sant Domènec).
Girona wall and tower of St Dominic (Torre De Sant Domènec). On a tower you can climb. The tower offers the most spectacular views of Girona.
The wall leads to the Historic gardens (Caserna dels Alemanys).
The Telegraph tower or del Lamp (Torre del Telegraf / del Llamp), 3 and 14 century and the old tower of Gironella (Gironella Torre) - glory.
Torre Gironella is the result of the medieval fabric and later reinforcements and extensions. It is located on the highest point of the Roman wall, and for a long time it was believed that this was the first inhabited nucleus of the city.
The Telegraph tower also has a Roman origin. On a tower you can climb.
The view from the wall near the towers of the old town of Girona
The sculpture in the Telegraph tower
The internal structure of the tower of Gironella
The remains of the walls near the Gironella tower and Historic gardens
The gates of Queen Joanna (Portal de la Reina Joana) in the gardens of the German quarter, near the old tower of Gironella.