Every year Girona celebrates Temps de Flors, an open air flower festival held from May 11 to May 19 this year. For a few days, the colours and aromas of flowers fill the squares and streets of the city of Girona, the Capital of the province with the same name at the Costa Brava region. Escape to Girona for a day! If you are planning to come to Barcelona, get the most unique experience with BE Apartment in the best luxury apartments in Barcelona and other cities, for your security, pleasure and comfort.
Since it was first held in 1954, the celebration has moved around some of Girona‘s best-known landmarks. In 1993, Temps de Flors became an official route that enables visitors to enter courtyards and gardens of the buildings of great cultural interest that are not open to the general public during the rest of the year. Some of the most popular places of Temps de Flors are the Arab Baths, la Casa Lleó Avinay, La Basilica de San Feliu, the steps of the Cathedral, els Jardins del Alemanys Torre Gironella, la Plaza dels Jurats, les Serraïnes and the churches of Sant Nicolau and Sant Lluc. Apart from the artistic displays, Temps de Flors Girona includes many other activities with something for everyone: flowers, photography and film competitions, among others.
At the gastronomic level Temps de Flors is no less attractive, since many restaurants in Girona offer menus made of flowers! You can try a prawn salad with flower petals and violet perfume, duck with acacia flowers or fruit tartar with peppermint and violets. At night you can enjoy “Flors de nit” with different snacks, cocktails, tapas, cakes and sweets that have flowers as an ingredient and can be tasted from 8pm.
Temps de Flors has grown famous beyond Catalonia and has helped the town to become a famous tourist destination. It is an unique opportunity to enjoy Girona in a different way, to contemplate its beauty and to participate in a week of events linked to the contest. Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy Barcelona and get to know the city better with BE Apartment. If you´re visitng the city, take a look at our luxury apartments that we have throughout the city.