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Onyar River

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Address: Girona, Spain
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10 minute walk from the train station

Many folks forget about Girona... Great one or two day visit. You can get off the train and out of the station and go straight for 10-15 minutes and you will run into the River... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some nice views to be had along the river in the town and some half decent bridges but they are not the best about. The river is not very inspiring in beauty, cleanliness or flow. However the colourful buildings along the bank make for a nice photo opportunity even thought they could do with a lick of paint.

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Thank david h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The whole stretch is easily accessible and best photo opportunity is in the morn and sunset. You can visit the shops and dine at the riverbank cafes.

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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Onyar River threads its way through this beautiful city, but the best part is when it goes by the old town. The water can get higher but whenever I've been there (a handful of times) it's been low and, in some sections, more a trickle than a river. I've also followed it outside Girona and it's OK. A nice... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I had heard such marvelous things about the beauty of the houses on the Onyar. To me, they appeared faded and dull, and lacking the color I had heard so much about. Perhaps it was the weather, perhaps it was the season-- it was nice to walk by, but nothing I would go out of my way to see again.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Many folks forget about Girona... Great one or two day visit. You can get off the train and out of the station and go straight for 10-15 minutes and you will run into the River. This will be the modern Girona area. Take a left on either bank and head to the old town. You will see two huge cathedrals... More 

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Braselton, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

the river can be nice when it is full of water but when not it is just a foot note at best. there is a good view from the Artisan bridge where local artisans show their wares in tents near the entrance to the old Jewish quarter..

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Thank Dan K
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Very European, it's nice to take a stroll along the river. The bridge is a great spot for picture taking.

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Cross on one of the bridges and enjoy the view of the painted houses on the banks on the way to the old town

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were here on a perfect fall day. The sun was shining and the reflections of the buildings and greenery on the river were gorgeous. You could see big fish lounging around in the muddy river.

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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The view of Girona from l´Onyar has been compared to Venice, but, in fact, it is more reminiscent of Florence. Girona is an awesome tourist destination, with lovely views, great architecture spanning 10 centuries, and easy to navigate to other Catalonian sites.

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