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Car Hire Girona

Introduction

The ancient town of Girona, located to the nearby bustling city of Barcelona, has more than a thousand years of history to its name. Preserved over many centuries, it is often over-looked by tourists flocking to the famous city nearby. Girona consistently leads polls as the town Spanish people would most like to live in thanks to its quaint and beautiful structure. Perfect as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the busier cities, or as a longer, romantic trip with love ones, Girona offers plenty to inquisitive guests.

Ideal car

An economy car will be sufficient to drive around the surrounding areas of Girona.
Driving in Girona
Road driving side: R
Urban speed limit: 50 km/h
Rural speed limit: 90 km/h
Motorway speed limit: 120 km/h

Driving in Girona

R

Road Driving Side

50kmh

Urban Speed Limit

90kmh

Rural Speed Limit

120kmh

Motorway Speed Limit

Important things to note

The vast majority of Girona is pedestrianized, meaning drivers should be aware of where they are driving at all times.
As the town has been kept in its original condition, many of the roads are cobbled, steep and narrow.
The city of Barcelona is only 61 miles away from Girona and the roads are in excellent condition, meaning visitors can easily drive from the town to the city.
Ideal car
An economy car will be sufficient to drive around the surrounding areas of Girona.

Highlights & Hotspots

As a well-preserved ancient town, Girona has long, tall walls running along the outskirts. In towns such as this, many visitors wish that they could walk along those walls – in Girona, you can! They offer incomparable views of the rest of the city and the surrounding country.
The Old Jewish Quarter is one of the quaintest locations in the town and makes for a great place to experience the city as it was in its youth. Within the long, winding streets visitors will find cafes and bars serving delicious food for all to enjoy.
Those looking for a more modern experience will enjoy the high quality golf courses that are located in the nearby surrounding areas of Girona for a truly relaxing experience.
If visitors have a little more money, or wish to take a peek at how the other half live, Girona is home to one of the largest yacht charters in Spain, meaning the docks are often a great place to spot the rich and famous.

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Airport Information

Girona Airport is a small airport located nearby to the city. It is primarily used by budget airlines transporting travellers from the UK to Barcelona as the city is based only an hour away from the airport itself.
The airport is nearest the A-2 motorway, which will take you southeast towards Barcelona without too many problems.