Located in the core of Girona's historical quarter, Alemanys 5 is an exclusive luxury XVI century townhouse that offers 5 rooms to sleep up to 10 people. The property can also be divided into two independent apartments, 'El Badiu' and 'El Jardí' . Its recent and modern restoration integrates old and new, where sober and clean architectural lines look for the enjoyment of essentials such as the space, the sunlight, the sound of water, the heat of a fireplace, the relaxing silence of the stones. With privileged views, it benefits of a zen garden and a refreshing pool filled with rainwater. The property features designer furniture, TV with satellite channels, stereo with iPod connection and internet access. It is an ideal choice for a family holiday or a romantic getaway. Cyclists, golfers, gourmets, artists and culture lovers will enjoy the charm of Girona, a small cozy town close to the best Costa Brava beaches but also to a marvelous countryside and less than one hour from Barcelona.
Girona, things to do in the city: Girona is a charming small city located 100 km North of Barcelona and one of the richest cities in Spain. Girona has one of the most important mediaeval quarters in Spain, plenty of interesting historical buildings, one of the best-preserved old Jewish quarters in Europe and a magnificent Cathedral featuring the widest Gothic nave in the world with a breadth of 22 meters. The city also offers a vibrant shopping district with a combination of traditional goods and renowed international brands. The walking areas include plenty of cozy coffees and restaurants that offer a variety of culinary experiences. Girona is also well known for its cultural life. As well as a number of museums, the city has the most important autumn festival in Spain, “Temporada Alta”, offering three months of avant-garde international music, dance and theater. In addition, several jazz, classical, rock, flamenco, traditional or world music concerts are programmed during all the year.
Girona, things to do in the surroundings: Girona is well known to professional and amateur golfers. Only 22 kilometres from the city is the PGA Catalunya Resort, which since its opening in 1999 has quickly gained an impeccable international reputation and is currently ranked 2nd in Spain, 3rd in continental Europe and, most recently, among the 100 best golf courses in the world. As well, there are a further eight high-quality 18-hole golf courses available less than one hour's drive from the property. Girona is also a world famous destination for professional and amateur cyclists. Lance Armstrong lived and trained in Girona while winnig seven consecutive “Tour de France”, and his key domestique and former US champion has been a distinguished guest of our property. Only a few minutes from Alemanys 5 there is also a vast forest with hundreds of signposted off-road mountain-bike routes which can take you all the way to the coast.
Girona, things to do in the region: Less than one hour's drive from the house you can reach the famous Costa Brava coastal region, with plenty of beaches and sailing ports, still offering some 'hidden gems' for visitors who seek them out. Small villages like Cadaqués, Begur or LLafranc have attracted artists such as Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró or Pablo Picasso and still inspire many contemporary artists. Between Girona and the Costa Brava is the Empordà, a region of countryside, with plenty of small charming medieval villages, as well as wheat and sunflower fields that bloom with poppies in spring, creating one of the most beautiful landscapes of Spain. Girona is also a renowned culinary destination. Home of exquisite “sea and mountain mixed” recipes, the city hosts “El Celler de Can Roca” ranked second best restaurant in the world. Other other Michelin starred restaurants like “El Celler de Can Fabes” and “Santa Pau” are less than one hour's drive from the property.