The capital of the province of the same name saw its heyday in the period after 1134, when the County of Barcelona merged with the Kingdom of Aragon. Girona was besieged more than 30 times, but never successfully, earning itself the name Ciutat dels Setges ("Siege City"). There was a major Jewish community in Girona (El Call) until arson attacks and hate campaigns by the Christian population put an end to their peaceful existence, and they were driven out completely after 1492.
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