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The 57th ‘Girona, Temps de flors’ Festival filled the city with colours and smells

National Geographic chose Girona and the flower exhibition as one of the best world destinations for this spring. Thousands of visitors visited the city these days enjoying floral exhibitions and other art works. ‘Girona, Temps de flors’ has increased its exhibitions from 27 to 32 and its historic patios from 82 to 85.

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21 May 2012 10:47 PM

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ACN / Nerea Guisasola / Gemma Nieto

Girona (ACN).- Last week, Girona received thousands of visitors who didn\u2019t want to miss this Catalan city full of colours, flowers and smells in its patios, squares and monuments. The 57th  edition of \u2018Girona, Temps de Flors\u2019 has finally received National Geographic recognition, which chose Girona and the exhibition as one of the best world destinations for this spring. The festival has not felt the economic crisis this year, and it expanded for the first time as far as the Sant Narcís neighborhood. \u2018Girona, Temps de flors\u2019 has increased its exhibitions from 27 to 32 and its historic patios from 82 to 85. Different trains travelled between Sant Daniel Valley and the Mountain of Montjuïc to offer visitors another way of sightseeing around the city.


Carles Puigdemont, Girona\u2019s Mayor, said that the festival aimed to be a \u201Cmetaphorical bunch of flowers, that symbolised fraternity and generosity, and which the city wanted to share with humanity\u201D. He also mentioned that restaurants all over the city created special menus with flowers as its main ingredient.

Special Collaborations

\u2018Girona, Temps de Flors\u2019 brought citizens together to promote their own products and creations with a distinct Girona feel. For instance Joan Roca, El Celler de Can Roca\u2019s chef, was proclaimed this year\u2019s Festival ambassador and he took advantage to create a new caramelised honey ice cream, orange tree water and cotton candy.

Also different museums got involved into this year\u2019s exhibition and organised different activities related to the \u2018Temps de Flors\u2019. They created a visitor\u2019s guide called \u201Cseven treasures, seven monuments in city\u2019s history\u201D in which every museum chose a piece of art, that was not revealed until visitors got to the museum, and created a tour around the historic centre through each chosen piece.

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  • Flowers covering the cathedral's stairs (by N. Guisasola)

  • Flowers exhibitions were held throughout Girona's old town (by N. Guisasola)

  • Flowers covering the cathedral's stairs (by N. Guisasola)
  • Flowers exhibitions were held throughout Girona's old town (by N. Guisasola)