Girona (as it is known in catalan, or "Gerona" in Castillian spanish) is the capital of the eponymous province in the autonomous region of Catalonia, which has its origins in the Roman city of Gerunda. This so-called "City of Four Rivers" has an historic quarter dominated by medieval buildings with Roman, Arabic and Hebrew architectural influences including the Gerona Cathedral, the Jewish quarter and the houses of Onar. Visitors can enjoy its excellent historical and cultural content in the walled-in area in the Força Vella.
Barcelona, capital of the Catalonia region in Spain, is a cosmopolitan Mediterranean city that still incorporates Roman remains in its urban street pattern, as well as medieval districts and beautiful examples of Modernism and 20th century avant-garde art. The emblematic buildings of Catalan architects Antoni Gaudí and Luis Doménech i Montaner were declared to be World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Barcelona's long history, of Roman origin, and its economic dynamism have provided the city with an impressive cultural heritage, shown in the conservation of its rich historic and artistic heritage and in the encouragement of the newest artistic trends. Its long cultural agenda will lead the visitor through museums, exhibitions, outdoor sculptures... and an extensive calendar of music, theatre, and dance.