Girona in the Middle Ages. Urbanism

Keywords: Girona, Urbanism, Middle ages


Girona remained confined within its walls until the creation of the episcopal set of buildings of Sant Feliu [Saint Felix] near the northern gateway of the city. The Carolingians rebuilt the walls and widened the enclosure to the north. In the 11th century, the borough of Sant Feliu was formed followed, in the 12th century, by the southern extension, especially that of Areny and its marketplace. In the 13th century, the village of Sant Pere and Mercadal were incorporated into the urban process. This growth led to densification until the middle of the 14th century, with numerous establishments. In the second half of the 14th century, the city stopped growing, although a new walled enclosure was still built.