Girona is well-known as ‘The City of Festivals’, but it is without a doubt the Temps de Flors (the Flower Festival) that is the brightest of them all. What started as a small flower show and competition over 50 years ago is now one of the biggest and best events in Spain. Girona has made it modern, colourful and creative.
The festival features a variety of flower arrangements 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 best way to discover the various floral installations is to follow the Temps de Flors festival map. There are plenty of 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 it can turn into a bit of a game to find them all.
Without a doubt, the Flower Festival can inspire you to create your own floral arrangements at home.This is a great opportunity to not only learn the art of flower arrangement but to also 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. The festival takes place every May.