Girona, Spain is a modern city with historical context. The Romans built a city wall here in the 1st century BC. The city has seen the influence of Visigoths, Moors and Charlemagne. One of the best preserved Jewish ghettos in Europe remains from the 12th to 15th centuries prior to the Jews being exiled from Spain in 1492. The city has suffered through 25 sieges and seven times been captured, mostly by French invaders.
The Travel Blog Exchange TBEX12 Europe conference was held in Girona in September 2012. The city of 100,000 residents is one of the major cities of Catalonia. The train from Barcelona is a 10 EUR ticket and about a 75 minute train ride. Read More…
The European Travel Blog Exchange Conference, TBEX12 Costa Brava opened Thursday night September 20 at Sant Gregori Castle outside Girona, Catalunya, as they say locally. In English we say Girona, Catalonia, Spain.
Castell de Sant Gregori, Girona, Catalunya
The travel conference opening night’s entertainment was a human tower performance. In English terms this means people standing on top of each other with a child climbing to the top of the tower.
Here are photos of two of several towers created by the Catalan performers at a castle near the medieval town of Girona, about 60 miles north of Barcelona, Spain.
This event truly brings meaning to the phrase:
“It takes a village to raise a child.”