There has been a lot of buzz & hassle around here lately with the announcement that Girona, a little city halfway between Barcelona and my hometown, is going to be a location for the next season of Game of Thrones.
We have yet to watch any episode of Game of Thrones (read my HP fun fact to check that I am veery slow catching up with popular things), but we have lots of fans among our friends and know people that have attended the extras casting a few weeks ago. The excitement is clear which made us remember a 1-day trip to Girona we enjoyed 3 years ago with our friends Anna and Albert, so we thought it would be fun to dust them off to make a little throw back post.
Girona is recognizable for its famous colorful houses next to the river, the cathedral with its unique single nave making it the widest gothic church, a medieval fortified wall and the jewish neighborhood. With so many great ingredients in a rather small place, no wonder the production guys at HBO thought it could make a good location for the series.
Another highlight of Girona is that it’s where the headquarters of the Roca brothers, awarded as best chefs in the world 2015, is located. They own the restaurant called “El celler de can Roca” which is in my wishlist to visit for some (super) special event, but they also have created a gourmet ice-cream parlor called “Rocambolesc”. Precisely a visit to Rocambolesc was our excuse back then to visit the city and for an added coincidence we have just visited their spin-off in Madrid (more on that soon-ish!).
Well, I guess I should be starting now to catch up with Game of Thrones because it would be fun to see the characters running up and down on the places we captured that day.
Do you think we would enjoy Game of Thrones? What do you think about Girona? Isn’t it a perfect scenario? If you ever come to Barcelona, it is an easy 1h train ride from here, makes it for a good 1-day off!