Keri Jones visits the city of Girona in the Catalonia region of Northwest Spain.
Girona offers the stylish dining and the superb tapas options that visitors expect of nearby Barcelona, but Girona is more affordable and less crowded than the Catalan capital. Views of the city have featured heavily in TV’s Game of Thrones. Fans of film and TV will also find the city’s cinema museum fascinating. It is filled with movie props and costumers. Keri also walks around the city’s formidable, ancient walls and tours the cathedral that boasts one of the world’s widest naves. The ancient Jewish quarter also features in the programme. It was hidden away from public view until the 1970s.
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