Girona is well-known as "The City of Festivals," but Temps de Flors (the Flower Season) is undoubtedly the brightest of them all. The famous event, which attracts florists from all over Europe, takes place every May. What started as a small flower show and competition over 50 years ago is now one of the biggest and best festivals in Spain. Girona has made it modern, colorful, and creative.
The festival features a variety of floral compositions that decorate the city, especially the old town. Wonderful arrangements and bouquets are made by local people and displayed both in public buildings and near their own homes. The festival is free for the public, and all designs are renewed every year, so they never repeat themselves.
The best way to discover the various installations is to follow the Temps de Flors festival map. It showcases many special places that shouldn't be missed, including the Cathedral, San Lluc Church, Sant Feliu Basilica, San Marti Church, and the Arab Baths. These unique buildings also open their doors to visitors during this time.
Some decorations are hidden in corners, small courtyards, and gardens, so finding them can turn into a small quest game.
Without a doubt, the Flower Festival can inspire you to create your own floral arrangements at home. It's a great opportunity to not only learn the art of flower arrangement but also to explore the old city, its attractions, and historic buildings. The flower festival takes place at the same time as the International Festival of A Capella Music, so you will have a chance to hear great music in the city while visiting during this period.