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Girona turns into Catalan Capital of spring as 60th edition of ‘Temps de Flors’ flower festival kicks off

Girona (ACN).- The 60th edition of the ‘Girona, Temps de Flors’ flower festival kicked off on Saturday and will run until the 17th of May. For the event, around 1,000 students, volunteers, designers and florists have come together, working on 164 flower installations, distributed over 134 spaces all around the city. The Festival is expected to attract more than 200.000 visitors, providing the city with a true international dimension. Two official itineraries have been set up, allowing tourists to walk around discovering many of Girona’s magical corners. According to event organisers, the top 10 sites not to be missed are: the Funeral Chapel of Sant Nicolau, the Basilica of Sant Feliu, Jurats Square (the Courts of Justice Square), the Arab Baths, the Girona’s iconic Cathedral, the Church of Sant Lluc, the building of Sarraïnes, Rabbin House Lleó Avinay, Els Alemanys Gardens (the German Gardens) and the Church of Sant Martí. This year, the Festival’s budget amounted to €400,000.

Girona’s streets are unusually packed with people these days. Young and old, foreign and Catalan, first-time visitors and ‘aficionados’, are all getting together to attend one of the most exciting events of the year: the 60th edition of Girona’s Flower Festival. Strolling around the historical streets of the city or sipping a beer in one of its buzzing cafes, an attentive listener will soon notice the truly international character of the event. Indeed, the Catalan, Spanish and French languages intermingle continuously, giving the impression that, at least for some days, this small city has become a capital in miniature. “Girona is the capital of the Catalan spring”, stated Catalan actor Quim Masferrer, at the opening ceremony of the event. Continue reading…