Girona is over 2000 years old. Founded by Iberians; the Romans built a citadel called Gerunda. The Visigoths ruled in Girona until it was conquered by the Moors in 715. Finally, Charlemagne reconquered it in 785. Girona has undergone twenty-five sieges and been captured seven times.
Game of Thrones filmed several episodes in Girona. You can visit several of the locations using this page all about Braavos and the Game of Thrones Series 6 in Girona.
Wilfred the Hairy incorporated Girona into the County of Barcelona in 878.
The 12th century saw the Jewish community of Girona flourish, having one of the most important Kabbalistic schools in Europe. The presence of the Jewish community of Girona came to an end in 1492, when the Catholic Monarchs expelled all the Jews from Catalonia. Today, the Jewish ghetto or Call is a major attraction.
In recent years, the missing parts of the city walls on the eastern side of the city have been reconstructed. Called the Passeig de la Muralla it now forms a tourist route around the old city.
Recommended historical sites: all of the old town on the right of the river, including the Cathedral, the reconstructed city walls, the Jewish quarter, the houses on the river Onyar, Eiffel’s bridge, plaça del Vi. And Game of Thrones locations, of course.
Girona’s tourism website has everything you need to prepare for a historic visit.