Thursday, 17 March 2016

Stair climbing to visit the churches of Girona

Girona has many churches and some of the church towers are visible from the river banks. Once you are in the narrow streets of the city center, it is harder to orientate yourself and find the right alley to visit a church. Whatever you do, you will have to climb stairs before reaching your goal.

We love how the houses are integrated on the hill, real craftsmanship in building arches and special shapes to conquer uneven grounds. Some of the church facades contain an impressive number of statues and decorations. We did not enter the cathedral because you were not allowed to take pictures inside even dough you had to pay entrance.

Girona telt veel kerken en sommige torens zijn zichtbaar van aan de rivierkant. Eens in de smalle straten van de stad wordt het moeilijker oriënteren om de juiste steeg te vinden die toegang biedt naar de kerk. Gelijk wat je doet, beklimmen van trappen is onvermijdbaar om uw doel te bereiken. 

Prachtig hoe de huizen geïntegreerd zijn met het heuvelachtig dichtbebouwde gebied. Dit is echt vakmanschap met gewelven, bruggen en uitzonderlijke vormen om deze oneven ondergrond te bedwingen. Sommige kerkgevels bevatten veel standbeelden en decoraties. We gingen de kathedraal niet binnen daar er een verbod op het trekken van foto's gelde, niettegenstaande bezoekers inkom dienden te betalen. 
 
Churches of Girona

Churches of Girona

Churches of Girona

Churches of Girona

Churches of Girona

Churches of Girona

Churches of Girona

Churches of Girona

Churches of Girona

Churches of Girona

Churches of Girona

Churches of Girona

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11 comments:

  1. niet direct een vakantiebestemming voor ons,

    maar daarom niet minder mooi Filip

    groeten

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  2. I love visiting churches in the hot weather

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  3. Girona looks lovely - I went there when I was young but cannot remember it.

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  4. Looks like you get a workout in just seeing the sights.

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  5. Those houses sure are jammed together. Fun finding your way around.

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  6. The statues are lovely. I like the church.

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  7. Beautiful photos! Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog when I was going through my depression. I really appreciate it so much.

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  8. Beautiful photos! Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog when I was going through my depression. I really appreciate it so much.

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  9. What beauty in every photo! Such a great place to visit I'm sure.

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  10. very decorative that church. and you have to work to reach it.

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