Barcelona Day Trip: Tour Dali Museum and Girona
Aesthetic, artistic, historic and gastronomic stimulation.
With views of the snow-capped Pyrenees in the distance, and a river running
through its historic core, Girona is picturesque and seductive. It’s
also one of Spain’s oldest cities, proudly flaunting architecture
from the Roman, Moorish, Romanesque and Gothic periods, all within walking
distance of one another. Hidden in its maze of age-old cobblestoned alleyways,
are high-end boutiques and restaurants that add to this city’s captivating
allure. And, don’t forget the significance of Judaism in Girona,
possessor of Spain’s second-ever Jewish
and most well preserved medieval Jewish quarter, not
to mention the birthplace of Nahmanides – perhaps the most revered
Talmudic scholar of the ancient world.
The nearby town of Figueres was the childhood home of Salvador Dalí,
the most zanily original artist of all time. Dalí was a bizarre
and loveable genius, famous not only for his surrealist paintings and
sculptures, but also for his eccentric personality and avant-garde technical
contributions to the world of art. After achieving international success,
the artist returned to his hometown, where he designed and built a museum
dedicated to his life and works. The Teatre
itself is a masterpiece as shocking and impressive
as the unique collection displayed within and arranged by Dalí
We’ll start your day in Figueres, with an unforgettable private
tour through the fantastical museum, where we hope to help you understand
the multiple facets, mindsets, and artistic styles of the Surrealist pioneer.
We’ll then whisk you off to historic Girona, where you’ll
stroll through ancient archways and down narrow alleyways, en route to
unlocking the secrets of each of the city’s golden eras. Along the
way, you’ll visit the ‘Call’ (historic Jewish quarter),
the Gothic cathedral and Arab baths, and – time permitting –
will have the chance to amble along the Roman wall, or make a stop at
the Jewish Museum.
Amidst this full-day itinerary, we wouldn’t want you to lose sight
of the importance of food as an integral part of your cultural discovery!
We’ll top off your Girona experience with a leisurely lunch in one
of the wonderful restaurants for which the city is so widely known. You’ll
have your choice of traditional or Michelin-star. Either way you choose,
we’ll take you to our top pick, so not to worry!
This excursion lasts an entire day and includes approximately 6-7 hours
for touring and lunch, plus 3 hours of travel time. In order to maximize
your day, we’ve designed a full itinerary with limited free time.
As with all of our day trips and excursions, there
are various ways to enjoy this experience – please let us know what
you’re looking for, and I’m sure we can find a way to accommodate
you… Ask us about the “Bare Bones”,
“Deluxe”, and “Bells n’
Car & driver. Train
Full-day (10 hrs, approx).
If you would prefer to visit only either the Dalí Museum or
Girona, as opposed to both, we’d be happy to arrange that for you.
Just say the word!
We highly recommend
you read our General
before booking. We want you know exactly
what to expect. Please feel free to propose your own personal twist on
any existing route or guideline!