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Girona Flower Festival

Girona and Hotels Ultonia prepare a new Flower Festival every year, streets, buildings, monuments, shops and gardens in Girona are decorated every year since 1954

 
 

Once a year, the visual language of flowers and the imaginative floral creations made by hundreds of participants, professionals and amateurs without distinction, transform the capital of Girona into a subtle spectacle of aromas, textures and colours. The monuments, the houses and their interior courtyards, the streets, the gardens, and the natural places, emerge covered with the elegance of surprising vegetal and floral elements.

Moreover, during the nine days of the festival (it starts on a Saturday and ends the following Sunday) the city reinforces its cultural, tourist, gastronomic and social offer, becoming a point of interest for tourists in Europe. The Cathedral, Sant Feliu church, Sant Nicolau church, “Els Jurats” square, Sant Martí church, Sant Lluc church, the Arab Baths, Sarraïnes, Gironella Tower/ “Els Alemanys” Gardens and the Lleó Avinay House are some must-see places during Girona Flower Festival.

 
 
 
 

Is Girona Flower Festival the ideal time to visit Girona?

Throughout the capital of Girona there are many cultural shows for all ages, the city and its shops look their best, and it is the ideal time to discover the interior of buildings and historic sites of the city for free, many of which remain closed to the public for the rest of the year or can only be accessed by paying an entrance fee.

Concerts, workshops, dance exhibitions, sardanes, special exhibitions, activities for the youngest, and Catalan exhibitions are some options that you will find in a full calendar of activities, which you can consult on the official city hall website or the official website of the festival.

 
 
 
 

Recommendations for visiting the Girona Flower Festival

All its floral exhibitions are totally free and it is a unique opportunity to access buildings and areas that normally charge a fee. The floral designs are renewed every year, so each Girona Flower Festival is unique and unrepeatable. We encourage you to share all your flower show photos on social media using the hashtags #TempsdeFlors and #101GironaMoments.

The busiest days are the first Saturday and Sunday. To avoid long queues, it is better to come during the week, especially if you travel with older people or children. In addition, many exhibitions open at night only during the week. If you decide to visit the city without staying overnight and you come by car, bear in mind that it is not easy to park in Girona and less so at the weekend; it is advisable to travel by train (20 minutes’ walk from the historic centre), bus or taxi to the entrance of the historic city centre. The Festival circuit takes 2 days to complete, and comfortable footwear for long days is a must.

Make the most of the unique Flower Festival experience. Don't worry about timetables and the return home, stay at our hotels and make the most of your trip to Girona. Hotels Ultonia is located right in the centre of Girona, 5 minutes’ walk from the historic centre. You will find flexible rates on our website with the possibility of changing your reservation up to 24 hours before your arrival, but remember to do it well in advance so as not to run out of availability.

 
 
 
 

The history of Girona Flower Festival

Over sixty years ago, a group of Girona entrepreneurs decided to organize the first edition of what they called the "Provincial Flower Exhibition Contest" in the foyer of the Municipal Theatre. The good response and the interest of the public who visited that space in 1954 encouraged the organization to continue with an event that has become one of the festivals of reference in southern Europe, and that has helped place Girona on the international map.

After that first and successful edition, Girona Flower Festival evolved over the years with the participation and involvement of citizens and the social fabric of the city. From the Theatre foyer, which that first year was already small, the Festival moved to the Parchment Room of the Public Library and then to the St. Peter of Galligants Monastery. Afterwards it was moved to the Sant Domènech convent and cloister, and finally began to extend through several courtyards and gardens of the old town, such as “Els Jurats” square, the Cathedral cloister or the gardens of Narcís Figueras square.

 
 
 
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