Car rental Gerona
Located in the northeast of Catalonia, Spain
, Girona is the capital of the province of the same name. Twined with cities such as Reggio Emilia in Italy, Perpignan in France, Nashville in United States, Girona is one of the most preferred city to live in according to a country-wide poll in Spain.
Car rental, a excellent choice for transportation in Gerona
Car rental in Girona is a common choice among tourists especially when exploring its outlying villages, towns and castles in the area. Located on the Autopista AP-7, a major toll motorway running along the Mediterranean coast of Spain and N-II, the city also serves as the hub of local network with routes to the coast and inland to the Pyrenees, making it an ideal central point to take excursions with car hire to the beaches of Costa Brava, or coastal towns such as Calella de Palafrugell. Lying 99 km on north-east from Barcelona
, it's a popular destination for Barcelona day trippers, which you can easily reach with car rental from Girona in no more than 1 and half hours down the AP7 motorway. You can drive around 40 minutes to the north to Figueres, known for the Dalí museum. Or head to Madremanya, an old, compact medieval village. For those who enjoy hiking, you should rent a car and drive to Torroella de Montgrí, a pleasant old town, once the capital of the Empúries kingdom, located at the base of a mountain that goes all the way up to a castle.
Bring a GPS so you can easily park your rental car
Despite the popularity of car rental in Girona, whe n it comes to parking your rental car, it's advised to park in the outskirts of the city and take public transport back to town. If you don't mind a small walk, there is also a huge car park called Parc de la Devesa near the river, not far from the main bridges leading to the Old Town. Other parking lots can be found in Placa Constitucio Girona, Plaza Catalunya, Maragall, etc. It's wise to rent a GPS device from the car hire company, so you can easily locate the parking places.
Sights to see with car rental
A perfect blend of modern and ancient, Girona charms tourists across the world: the ancient cathedral, once used by the Moors as a mosque, containing the tombs of Ramon Berenger; the old fortifications, once played a vital role of protecting Girona from invaders in history; The Collegiate Church of Sant Feliu, an astonishing piece from an architectural point of view, one of the few Spanish churches possessing a genuine spire; Art Nouveau buildings such as Farinera Teixidor by the famous Catalan architect Rafael Masó.
Events & festivals
The Festival of Sant Narcís, Girona's biggest annual festival with a weeklong non-stop activities, featuring traditional procession, fire-run, street markets, a fun fair and live music; Semana de Gastronomia, annual flower and art exhibitions throughout the whole town; Escènit, Girona's summer culture festival with musical performances, dance, open-air cinema and theater.