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Catalan Culture 2004 Class Blog

lunes, diciembre 01, 2003

Hi everybody. Here a message from Holland. Here it is very cold and rainy. I wish I still was in BCN. Enjoy your last weeks and I wish you all luck with your presentations! I forgot to post my assignments, so here they are.

Assignment 1 Girona

Like Graham told us in his lessons, this is a very beautifull city. A river runs through the city and it separates the old part of the city from the new one. The old part is very nice. It looks like a medieval village. When I crossed it I didn’t felt like I was in a city. When I arrarived in the old part there were several signs where to go. I followed them and saw almost every attraction.

At the tourist office you can also get a map of the city with the most important attrations. First I visited a church. I thougt it was the cathedral and I didn’t liked it very much. But then I saw the real Cathedrale which I think is not as beautifull as the one in Barcelona, but it is definately worth a visit. There is also a Benedict. It was closed but there was a window with a kind of a light buttom. I assumed it was a light or something, so I pushed the buttum. But is was a bell, and suddenly there was a non in the window. She was very nice and she let us in the Benedict. The interior was very sober, but it was nice to see.

In Girona there are also Romanesc Baths, but unfortunately they are closed on weekdays, so I haven't seen them. The city has several citywalls. You can walk on these walls and you have very nice sights over the city. Furthermore there is a Jewish Quarter with tiny streets and nice artshops.

If you want to relax, you can also go to Girona. There is a spa where you can have a thermal bath, have massages, go to the hamman and much more.

The best way to go to Girona is by train. From Sants and Passeig de Gracia you can get in the train. It takes about 90 minutes by train to go to Girona.

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