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Confused over Girona and Gerona

by gillhanson Online Now Jul 8, 2008 at 5:39 AM

I will be taking a flight to Girona Airport with Ryanair and I am confused - Is Girona and Gerona the same place ? I want to hire a car and Gerona is coming up as Barcelona. Can anyone out there help clear up my confusion. Many thanks

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    Re: Confused over Girona and Gerona

    by Belsaita Online Now Jul 8, 2008 at 5:49 AM

    Gerona = Spanish spelling
    Girona = Catalan spelling (preferred by locals, as it's possible one of the most "deep Catalan" places you might find)

    So, yes it's the same place, a lovely small city about 90 Km North of Barcelona (not even in Barcelona's province!)

    The airport code of Girona-Costa Brava (the real name of the airport used by Ryanair and others) is GRO

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    Re: Confused over Girona and Gerona

    by keithdavidrowley Online Now Jul 8, 2008 at 1:42 PM

    Hi, two spellings-one town, if you are UK based try www.carhire3000.com and type
    GIRONA as pick up airport.they were great for us last year and cheaper than Ryanair contacts.
    Have a great time on the wild coast (Costa Brava).

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