Updated May 2018
One more year, with the arrival of spring we celebrate Girona Temps de Flors. A floral exhibition that dresses the city during nine days of colors, flavors and art. Girona Temps de Flors is much more than an floral exhibition, it is a way to explore the city.
Following the different places of the exhibition you will discover nooks and corners that are not listed in guidebooks: amazing private patios and institutional buildings which normally can not be visited open to the public. The exhibition, although concentrated largely in the old quarter, is also an opportunity to discover other parts of the city where visitors would hardly approach. An artistic itinerary for the natural space between the Archaeological walkway and the Galligants River (called Plan V) and the incorporation of the gardens of the Devesa to the tour of the floral exhibition are two of the main novelties of the current edition.
Visitors can not miss the exhibitions of the steps, cloister and basement of Girona Cathedral, Jardins dels Alemanys (Gardens of the Germans), the Plaza of the Juries, the Arabic Baths and certainly should not miss the opportunity to visit some Jews patios such as the Lleó Avinay House which are specially decorated for the exhibition.
This year, from May 12th to 20th, Girona Temps de Flors reaches its 63rd edition. Its origins date back to 1954, during the Franco dictatorship, when the exhibition was created by the Women’s Section of the Falange which consisted of an exhibition of flowers and plants at the Rest Hall of the Municipal Theatre.
Few editions later the exhibition moved to the Romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants and Sant Domènec and it was not until 1992 that was extended to various parts of the old town of Girona, as we know it today.
Girona Temps de Flors is an explosion of spring in its purest form, in which the whole city participates: associations and organizations prepare each exhibition, shopkeepers decorate shop windows, restaurants offer floral menus… and during all week concerts and events are organized throughout the city.
You can find more information about the different locations of each patios and exhibitions, as well as the schedule of activities on the website of Girona Temps de Flors. Take this opportunity to enjoy spring and explore the city as you have never done before.