10 free things to do in girona

7. Visit Independence Square Back in the city center of Girona, Independence Square is a gathering place, surrounded by popular restaurants with sprawling al fresco dining areas. It's a busy square, which commemorates the Spanish independence from the French. This takes on a new meaning now, though, as Catalonia vies for its independence from the Spanish...many of the buildings encompassing the Independence Square have Catalan Independence flags flying proudly.