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All reviews lovely square open square independence square cafes and restaurants old town huge square lively area spanish square taxi rank nice statue pretty square nice place to sit and have focal point gelato across the river tapas from spain
There are similar squares in many cities and there is nothing here that singles this one out. You are likely to walk through and the many cafes/restaurants look boring. Certainly not a destination area itself.
Read about why they call it the independence place and enjoy the food and drinks in all the local bars in the sun. In the centre of the square stands a monument (1894) commemorating the 1809 defenders of the city of Girona. Read, drink, enjoy...More
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The statue in the square commemorates the loss of half the town in the battle with Napolean's French army. Just because there are yellow ribbons on it doesn't mean the statue has any content related to the current Catalonian struggle to separate from Spain.
We found this square a day after we had arrived and we loved it. A vibrant place with restaurants and other places to eat. Lovely buildings surround Placa de la Independencia and located next to the river this is certainly worth a visit. Also, it...More
Came here after dinner to have a drink and sit outside. Lovely and lively area with many options for food. Not many struck me as traditional places, more focused for tourist, but still a nice place of a meal or drink.
The square is a lovely place to visit on the way to Girona Cathedral - there are plenty of benches to sit on so a visit here doesn't have to cost a lot. The gelato is lovely if you fancy something refreshing that won't break...More