The Telegraph: On a budget: In a prime shopping street, the Hotel Peninsular (0034 972 203800; novarahotels.com) is a cheerful three-star hotel that has just had a refit. Doubles from €65 (£55), without breakfast.
The Telegraph: On arrival 9.30pm: A Moderniste doorway beckons you into Le Bistrot (0034 972 218803). A Girona institution, this inexpensive, bohemian eatery has an eccentric menu of salads and Catalan cured meats.
The Telegraph: 9am: Artusi, just off the Rambla, does wonderful pastries for breakfast. Walk up Força until you see the 91 stone steps ascending to Girona cathedral (catedraldegirona.org; €7/ £6, free on Sunday).
The Telegraph: 1pm: The locals love Divinum. Their creative Catalan cuisine is served with a range of local wines. The lunchtime tasting menu of three courses, bread and wine is fantastic value at €30 (£26).
The Telegraph: 9.30pm: Return to the north of the Barri Vell for dinner at Mimolet (0034 972 202124), with seasonal cuisine such as Girona roast beef with artichokes, fish and rice dishes; lunch menus from €15/£14.