Girona - Old Town
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Willy Kaemena PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 17:38, 17/03/2014 (Amsterdam) - Views loading...

Advertisement

Girona - Old Town

The World > Europe > Spain

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

Wikipedia: "Girona (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒiˈɾonə]; Spanish: Gerona [xeˈɾona]; French: Gérone) is an Spanish city in the northeast of Catalonia, at the confluence of the rivers Ter, Onyar, Galligants, and Güell and has an official population of 96,722 as of January 2011. It is the capital of the province of the same name and of the comarca of the Gironès. It is located 99 km (62 mi) northeast of Barcelona. Girona is one of the major Catalan cities."

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Spain

map

A: Gate at Cundaro street - Girona

by Manel Trèmols, 40 meters away

Among the largest and best preserved in Europe, the Call (in Catalan) or Jewish Quarter, integrates t...

Gate at Cundaro street - Girona

B: Girona, Temps de Flors

by José Miguel, 50 meters away

Girona, Temps de Flors. Exposición de Flores Por Toda La Ciudad de Girona. Plaza de la Pabordia, en l...

Girona, Temps de Flors

C: Cathedrale1. Girona

by Sorry, 60 meters away

Cathedrale1. Girona

D: Apostles square - Girona

by Manel Trèmols, 70 meters away

The Cathedral from Apostles square: Built in different styles (11th - 17th century a.d.), it preserve...

Apostles square - Girona

E: Girona 3y

by Valentin Arfire, 70 meters away

Girona 3y

F: Cathedrale. Girona

by Sorry, 70 meters away

Cathedrale. Girona

G: En las escaleras de la Catedral de Girona

by José Miguel, 70 meters away

Escaleras de la Catedral. Sin duda la visita más obligada, si visitas Girona.

En las escaleras de la Catedral de Girona

H: Girona 3z

by Valentin Arfire, 70 meters away

Girona 3z

I: Girona 08 12 23 Girona 2 H

by Valentin Arfire, 70 meters away

Girona 08 12 23 Girona 2 H

J: Gironas Kathedrale Santa Maria

by Jan Totzek, 80 meters away

Die imposante Kathedrale Santa Maria von Girona bei Nacht.

Gironas Kathedrale Santa Maria

This panorama was taken in Spain, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

Share this panorama