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Address: Girona, Spain

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Charming, but Perhaps a Bit Less So than I Was led to Expect

One of the first photos I ever saw of Girona was that of brightly colored residences along the Onyar, in fact it was one of the prime reasons (along with the cathedral and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

One of the first photos I ever saw of Girona was that of brightly colored residences along the Onyar, in fact it was one of the prime reasons (along with the cathedral and the Medieval walls) that clinched my decision to visit the city. I came upon it as I walked the narrow and charming streets of the old town.... More 

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Bray, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Looks like very little water in the river but walking over a bridge one evening was fascinated to see hundreds of large fish all swimming about and breaking the surface. Under the bridge was a cat trying catch his supper?! So cute.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Liked best the many old stone bridges over the river, and the colorful houses lined up along both banks of the river. Like a painting, especially with their reflections in the river below.

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Loughborough
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I'm sure that with the right filters and a full subscription to Photoshop this would work but the reality is a bit underwhelming.

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Lynsted, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The very epitome of average. The photos promise much; in fact my own photo looked as good as the tourist office version. But when you are there it is actually surprisingly unremarkable. The river is barely flowing, quite a bit of litter. The area is interesting to explore but my breath was not taken away. Allow a full 3 minutes... More 

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Athens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

nice, quiet river with great views of the colourful, vivid buildings on the side. Somehow it reminded me of Florence, Italy. Definitely worth a stroll

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Albinyana, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

we've all seen the famous postcard view of Girona with the painted houses along the river, and it really IS like that. A series of interesting bridges takes you back and forth between the old city and the newer area. Most of the ground floors of these buildings are given over to bars and restaurants so you can sit and... More 

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Smithfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Just like the pictures, very pretty. On the bank away from the main city the views of the cathedral's and churches is gorgeous especially at dusk and night.

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Centelles, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I stood on the bridge looking down the river at the, typical to Girona, coloured houses, it is truly beautiful !

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It's not a huge river, but it's clean with some carp. With the coloured buildings in the background it's great for pictures. It's also near Lance Armstrong's apartment.

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