Girona – Temps de Flors 2011
Girona – Flower Power N° 56 on the Costa Brava
Girona welcomes the spring at the beginning of May with a festival of flowers – and has been doing so for 56 years. Each May, the whole town wallows in a bacchanal of colours and fragrances, both intoxicating the senses in a delightful way. Parks, gardens and historical buildings shine resplendent in the flowers’ bright colours. In the shadow of archways, backyards, alleys and the places of Barri Vell one walks from one beautiful arrangement of flowers to the next, drifting with the crowd.
Even private doors, terraces, balconies, gardens and palaces are all a-fringed with flowers in this “Time of Flowers” and invite the guests to stay longer.
There are blossoms and buds, leaves and calyxes everywhere; the town is enchanted. It is a fiesta of fantasy and dreams, and we devote ourselves to it every year. Again and again, we realize that Girona becomes more beautiful and interesting every year. In the Old Town quarter you casually find small shops, fashion boutiques, galleries and coffee houses. Another street has been fully restored, the old details remained. Facades are aglitter with new splendidness. The Middle-Ages and the modern time, side by side, fascinate us as well as many other visitors.” Temps de Flors” is a good opportunity to get to know the many little alleyways of Barri Vell, and to take a long stroll along the Rambla de la Llibertat.