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Its Sunday so ideal day to visit a larger town. Today we visited the provincial capital of Catalunya. Girona. The capital has a walled medieval quarter, Barri Vell, perched on a hill above the city. Girona has a long history with the Romans establishing the town. It then became an Islamic town after the Moors conquered Spain. It also has a long Jewish history and still has the Call the medieval Jewish quarter.

For the best vantage points over Girona our guide book recommended walking the Passeig de la Muralla, this we did. This was a walk along the ramparts and medieval city walls of the old town and did give great views over the city and the surrounding countryside. It was popular on a sunny warm Sunday.

It took quite a while to walk the walls as they were extensive. We then explored the old Jewish quarter and the cathedral. The cathedral was built on the site of the original Roman amphitheatre. The Gothic nave (15th and 16th century) of the cathedral is the second widest of its kind in the world. It also had an impressive 14th century silver altarpiece and the little museum also housed one of the earliest Italian 12th century tapestry depicting the Creation.

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