Photos from the Festival of Flowers

Words by Dalene Heck / Photography by Dalene & Pete Heck

Last year, I was teased by it.This year, I found myself right in the middle of it. And quite literally too, the morning that the Girona flower festival was to begin, our threesome drug our bags through the old city from one apartment to the next. Being one of the top reasons to visit Girona, the flower festival had messed with our plans to stay in one place the entire time. We dodged flower admirers with cameras as we careened the twisty streets to get us to our new impermanent home.

And we didn’t realize until we were handed the keys, but we were checking into an apartment with the best view in the city. We were right over top of Sant Feliu Basilica, the stairs of which would host the opening performance that very evening and a DJ’d dance party every evening after. While the required move seemed an annoyance at first, we then couldn’t believe how lucky we were.

We dodged flower admirers with cameras, and then we became them.

Temps de Flors Night Celebration Crowd
Temps de Flors Night Celebration Pyro
Temps de Flors Celebration Night

From our vantage point we watched flower enthusiasts take over the city. We watched them file over the Sant Feliu bridge and spread out in all directions in search of the over 130 displays in every corner of the old city. This view offered us an advantage – we knew exactly when to time our own explorations.

Temps de Flors Sword in Heart

Temps de Flors Staircase

Temps de Flors Throne

Temps de Flors Aqua

It wasn’t all about the flowers!

Temps de Flors Door
Temps de Flors Iron Bridge
Temps de Flors Exhibit and Cloisters

Temps de Flors Art Exhibit Gardens

Temps de Flors Yellow and Orange

Temps de Flors Witchy Woman

Temps de Flors Umbrellas
Temps de Flors Rain Drops
Temps de Flors Tomato Heart

Temps de Flors Eggs

Temps de Flors Hanging Heart

Temps de Flors University Cloisters

Temps de Flors Exhibit Arab Baths
Temps de Flors Lillies
Temps de Flors Vegetables

Temps de Flors Tourists

Temps de Flors Purple Tree


Temps de Flors Girona

how to do it

The Flower Festival transforms the city every May and dates all the way back to 1954. For more tips on seeing the festival, see this post by Ottsworld.

Our time in Girona was in partnership with Costa Brava Tourism, Girona Tourism, and Catalunya Experience. As always, all opinions and responsibility for our gluttonous endeavours, are our own.

4 Comments... Read them below or add one of your own
  • Catherine Kett
    July 7 2016

    Wow, beautiful photography!

  • Katie
    July 7 2016

    How had I not even heard of this festival?! The festival and your photos of it look stunning – definitely something to add to the ever-growing bucket list. And so lucky that you got to see it from such a great spot. Amazing!

  • July 11 2016

    What an amazing festival! The photos are beautiful as well..
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  • Flower festival does not sound all that interesting, but your photos suggest otherwise! I do hope I get to Spain next year…so many villages to explore!
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