Girona Defeats Napoleon: Adventure-a-Day #22

Two hundred years ago, the French laid siege to the Catalonian city of Girona for months. In September 1809 the attackers found a break in the city wall and stormed in. They didn’t get far.

Tonight I watched a re-enactment of Girona’s moment of glory: the day they defeated Napoleon’s army. It was a short-lived victory, but a memorable one.


I love the idea of these children of Girona learning their history in the very streets where it happened.


This is my standard form of disclosure that I am retroactively adding to all blog posts done before April 1, 2018, and will add to all new posts.

1. Is this experience open to the public?

Yes. The re-enactment is a community event, I believe.

2. Who paid the cost of me doing this?

I did, indirectly. I went to a travel blogging conference in Girona. I paid for my own conference fee, and all my own transport and accommodations. Some of the meals were included in the conference registration, and there were some experiences included. The main sponsor of the conference (to whom I am still grateful) was Visit Costa Brava.

3. Did I get any compensation or special consideration for writing this blog post?


4. Would I be as positive about this place if I had gone as a regular visitor?

Yes. I wrote about it because it was interesting and unique.


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