Girona, Catalonia, Spain

Girona is a city in the northeast of Catalonia, Spain about 30 minutes drive from the coast of Costa Brava.
Girona is an old Roman city that has been through some hard times during the last centuries. The city has been under 25 sieges and has been captured 7 times (Wikipedia). A 7 month besiege by an Napoleonic army in 1809 had catastrophic consequences for the population of Girona. Girona was surrounded by a city wall for centuries, originally built by the Romans, but after the French siege the wall was partly demolished to make room for new development and progress. In recent years, the missing parts of the city walls on the eastern side of the city have been reconstructed. Called the Passeig de la Muralla it now forms a tourist route around the old city. Pictures are found here.