WHERE: Girona, Spain
WHEN: 13 – 21 May 2023
Girona is a city of incredible charm. In May, in the middle of spring, it offers the best of itself, when it is … time for flowers!
Temps de Flors is the ideal opportunity to discover a wonderful city with a thousand faces. In an explosion of colors and perfumes, you can stroll through the beautiful streets of the town. With striking views and incredible installations, we are sure that you will fall in love with this city, which has little or nothing to envy to nearby Barcelona.
Temps de Flors is the perfect combination of art, tradition, nature, music and culture. Let yourself be transported along the beautiful Old neighborhood, historical center and beating heart of the city; or, admire the picturesque “Casas penjades”, overlooking theOnyar: really magical.
The festival dates back to 1954, when the “Concurso Exposición Provincial de Flores al Saló de Descans“. Since then, more than 60 years have passed. From a small event, Temps de Flors has become a festival of international appeal that attracts visitors from all over the world every year. The 68th edition provides for a busy program with shows, reviews and competitions. There is no shortage of gastronomic proposals; the kitchen, in these parts, reserves pleasant surprises for your palate. One of the most anticipated moments is, of course, the Girona A Cappella Festival.
So, for your spring, do not linger and choose Girona as a destination for your holidays. In pairs, with friends and family. You will not regret it. Guarantees Kanoa.
The best way to reach the Catalan city is by plane. Girona-Costa Brava is an international airport located just under 15 km from Girona. Many companies offer direct connections from the main European destinations. From the airport, the 607 bus allows you to reach the center in about 30 minutes. The ticket can be purchased directly on board the vehicle.
Barcelona El Prat is a good alternative. All the info from this link.
The flowers, with their colors and scents, are the undisputed protagonists of the Festival. Throughout the city you will find incredible compositions and installations. Many are concentrated in the area of the historic center and near the Cathedral. Beautiful floral installations will be present inside the Center Bonastruc ça Porta. Show visible for the entire duration of the event, from 10: 00 to 22: 00, with FREE ENTRY.
Our advice, however, is to let your instinct guide you and avoid any schematic program, because every corner of the city is able to give incredible views. Keep in mind that even the local population actively participates in the Temps de Flors; therefore, you can find beautiful displays even in private homes or even in shop windows!
Great expectations also for the 19th edition of the “Mostra d’Aparadorisme i Decoració Interior” competition. The originality, the artistic quality, the design, the degree of relevance to the theme of the event and the use of natural flowers in the composition of the works will be evaluated. In addition to the jury, you can vote through the official instagram profile!
It is a sort of event within an event, of absolute prestige. The Girona Festival A Cappella reaches its 10th edition this year. Music as a renewal, in a live show, with a strong emotional impact. In the unmistakable style of “a cappella” music.
The first artists have been officialised. On May 19, at the “Casa de Cultura” there will be Música Nua. On May 20, however, they will be protagonists at the Auditori the Ringmaster, Tickets respectively for €3 and €20.
Photo, 2014 Albert Torelló
There are so many opportunities to sleep in the city. Girona boasts the presence of a good number of accommodation facilities, suitable for all needs and all budgets. Carlemany It is the ideal hotel for those wishing to stay in the center, without paying too much attention to the wallet. Hotel 4 stars, about 500 meters from the Barri Vell, equipped with all amenities.
Ibis Girona it’s a good quality / price compromise. The well-known Ibis chain offers double rooms at around €50 per day. It is about 2,2 km from the center. Ideal for those who want to save money.
Not far from the center, numerous apartments could be the ideal solution. Especially for families. Spacious rooms and kitchenettes are the elements that distinguish the Encant de la Rambla e Housing Ginesta 9. These two apartments are the chest that combines practicality and position.