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Salvador Dalí Small Group Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

1. Salvador Dalí Small Group Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

This full-day tour from Barcelona follows in the tracks of the surrealist genius Salvador Dalí, exploring the the landscape that inspired his art. You’ll visit his favorite haunts and secret hideaways, as well as the legendary Dali Museum at Figueres and his former home near Cadaqués. You’ll head from Barcelona to Figueres, where you’ll visit Dalí’s birthplace and the extraordinary museum dedicated to his work. Dalí wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a “whole,” so there are no catalogues and the work is not displayed in any organized manner. The tour continues to the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués, famous for its whitewashed Mediterranean houses and narrow streets. With its charming bay, it is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava. What is particularly stunning is the dramatic scenery on the drive there. For lunch, you can enjoy local seafood specialties at one of the numerous terraces, or grab a sandwich and relax on the beach. You’ll soon understand why Cadaqués inspired Dalí and so many other artists. Travel up the coast to the smaller village of Port Lligat, where Dalí sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him.  The winter schedule (September 1 to June 30) starts with a drive to Figueres, where you will spend the morning exploring the Dalí Museum. From the museum, drive to Cadaqués. After lunch at your own expense, continue exploring Cadaqués or head to Port Lligat, to visit Dali's House. The summer schedule (July 1 to August 31) leaves Figueres for Pubol Castle, once the home of Dalí and his wife Gala, located in the village of the same name. Visit the Gala Dalí House-Museum in the castle, and after lunch, venture to one of the many beautiful beach side towns that dot the Costa Brava coastline.

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Figueres: Dalí Theater-Museum Guided Tour

2. Figueres: Dalí Theater-Museum Guided Tour

Learn about the life and art of the most famous surrealist Spanish painter, Salvador Dalí, on a 2.5-hour guided tour of the Dalí Theater-Museum. Marvel at his paintings hanging on the walls of the museum based in the artist's hometown of Figueres as an expert local guide explains their meaning. Explore the 1,500 works of art on exhibition at the theater and museum, which has been paying homage to Dalí's work since its inauguration in 1974. Built on the remains of the former Municipal Theater of Figueres, the museum is considered to be one of Dalí's last great work of art. Visit the stage area in the museum, which sits above the crypt where the controversial artist is buried.

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From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres and Dalí Museum Day Tour

3. From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres and Dalí Museum Day Tour

Discover the two most representative cities of northern Catalonia, Girona and Figueres, on a full-day tour from Barcelona. Explore Girona's medieval monuments on a guided walking tour, and plunge into Salvador Dalí's surreal world at the Dalí Theater-Museum in Figueres. Set off from Barcelona after meeting your guide, and head first to Girona, a city founded by the Romans. See some of the finest historic architecture in Spain, including medieval walls, Romanesque and Gothic monuments, Arab baths, baroque spaces, and one of the best-preserved Jewish Quarters in Europe. Learn about Girona's history with your guide, and admire a city used as a filming location for Game of Thrones. Next, make your way to Figueres, the world capital of surrealism. Take advantage of priority entrance to the Dalí Theatre-Museum, which contains the largest collection of the artist's works and is a surrealist work of art in its own right. Step into a different universe when you enter the museum, and immerse yourself in Dalí's unique world on an orientation tour. Take some time to explore the permanent Dalí Jewels exhibition, then conclude your tour with a return journey to Barcelona and the original meeting point.

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Figueres: City Walking Tour & Dali Museum

4. Figueres: City Walking Tour & Dali Museum

Explore this gem of Catalonia with an expert-led walking tour based around the life and work of Dali. Enjoy skip-the-line access to his Museum, together with other key sights of this delightful city. Meet your expert guide to stroll the streets of Figueres. See where Dalí was born, and walk from sculpture to monument celebrating the city's most famous son. Hear fascinating facts about Dali's life from your informative guide. Then, wander through the beautiful historic center of Figueres towards the highlight of the tour, the Dalí Theater-Museum. Observe all the details inside and outside of this bombastic museum, considered to be the artist's last great work. Enjoy a space where everything within it was conceived and designed with the purpose of taking the visitor inside a unique world.

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From Girona: Dalí Museum and Girona Small Group Tour

5. From Girona: Dalí Museum and Girona Small Group Tour

Discover two famous places in the province of Girona on this full-day tour. See the legacy of the Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí in his home town of Figueres. Depart from Girona city and enjoy a guided visit to the Dalí Theater and Museum.  After spending 2 hours at the museum, return to Girona for lunch at one of its superb restaurants. Lunch is not included so you can choose the restaurant that best suits your preferences, based on suggestions from your knowledgeable guide. Follow lunch with a 3-hour walking tour of the city. Tour the Medieval and Jewish districts, including a visit to the ancient walls to see the city from its towers. Enjoy the views over the Cathedral, the Rambla de la Llibertat, Arab baths, the Basilica of Sant Feliu, the bridges over the river Onyar, the shopping area and more. Learn the fascinating history of Girona.

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Private Full-Day Girona & Figueres From Barcelona

6. Private Full-Day Girona & Figueres From Barcelona

Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona for the day, on a full-day trip to Girona and Figueres, two of the most scenic towns of the Costa Brava. An expert guide will pick you up at your hotel or apartment with private transport. First, visit the historic town of Girona to see Roman remains and medieval buildings. Lose yourself in a labyrinth of narrow streets, and travel through the best-preserved Jewish Quarter in Europe. Marvel at Girona Cathedral and the widest Gothic nave in the world. Then, see the colorful houses along the River Onyar. Go to the top of Girona’s medieval walls for panoramic views. Next, transfer to Figueres near the border with France, and experience one of the main destinations of the so-called “Dalí Triangle”. Explore the birthplace of Salvador Dalí, and enter some of the places he frequented as an adult. Go to the Dalí Museum, designed by Dalí himself, on the ruins of an old municipal theater. Journey into the artist's mind as you explore the vast collection of his work, including some of the strangest artifacts imaginable.

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Barcelona: Full-Day Costa Brava and Dalí Museum Tour

7. Barcelona: Full-Day Costa Brava and Dalí Museum Tour

After meeting up at your bus, you will take the motorway before arriving in Calella de Palafrugell at around 9:45 AM. Calella de Palafrugell is a village of great beauty in both architecture and landscape. The town, splashed with small bays, becomes a fusion of land and sea that has an incomparable setting. Enjoy some free time to explore the village, enjoy the scenery, and take great photographs. Later, start walking along Camino de Ronda, which is going to lead you to the neighborhood town of Llafranc. You will then hike for about 30 minutes over terrain which is easy to navigate for everyone. The “Camino de Ronda” borders all the Costa Brava, and was used to control maritime smuggling. Today, thanks to this, you can discover beautiful spots that wouldn’t be otherwise accessible Heading back to the bus, you will go onward to Pals, a town located inland on the top of a hill. The location is entirely built into an ancient Medieval village, and the enclosure is crowned with a cylindrical tower from the 12th century. It also has an excellent terrace that offers stunning views of the Costa Brava and its immediate surroundings. Walking through the cobbled streets, you will feel like you have gone back in time. In the afternoon, arrive at Figueres where you can enjoy an hour and a half to grab lunch (own expense). Spend your time exploring the quaint streets of the old town before visiting the incredible Dalí Theater-Museum, which houses the largest collection of his artworks.

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Barcelona: Day Trip to the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres

8. Barcelona: Day Trip to the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres

Get lost in the create mind of Salvador Dali on this day trip from Barcelona to the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres. Immerse yourself in the story of this surrealist master's life and work. Appreciate the persona art collection that the artist built during his life. Be picked up from your desired location in the city of Barcelona. Sit back and relax in an comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle as you drive to the city of Figueres. Once in Figueres, your guide will be waiting at the Dalí museum for you. Stroll through this whimsical building that was was inaugurated in 1974 and designed by Salvador Dalí himself. Let your guide show you through the largest and most extensive collection of his work. Discuss the artists beginnings in impressionism, futurism, and cubism. Admire his fantastical surrealist creations. See his paintings and sculptures and have the opportunity to view the holographic and jewelry collection. Take some time to walk through a small collection of works by other artists that Dalí collected ranging from pieces by El Greco, Bouguereau, Marcel Duchamp and John de Andrea. Return to your desired point in Barcelona after the tour.

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Figueres: Dalí Museum and Surrealist Hands-On Cooking Class

9. Figueres: Dalí Museum and Surrealist Hands-On Cooking Class

Discover your own creativity and enjoy a day full of art and gastronomy. Meet Chef Yves and your local guide at Dalí Museum in Figueres. Visit the museum and learn all about Dali's legacy from a very personal perspective. After the museum, explore the local food market and little fish shops together with your instructor Chef Yves. Inspired by Dalí's art, create a full menu to be elaborated in the hands-on cooking class. Having defined the menu with Yves's many dish options, drive to his private house. Enjoy a welcome drink and a snack before starting the cooking class. Get your apron, cutting board, and required tools to start with the cooking class. Then enjoy your meal paired with local wines. A taxi will drive you back to the Dalí Museum.

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What people are saying about Figueres

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 154 reviews

I really enjoyed this day trip to Figueres and Cadaques from Barcelona. Enrique was a wonderful guide and told us lots of interesting facts along the way to the Dali museum. There were only 5 of us plus Enrique, so a very comfortable ride in the van. The Dali museum was a lot of fun and we had plenty of time to look at everything. It was raining, so once in Cadaques, we really didn't do any beach time, but just had a relaxing lunch. Enrique took us out to Cap de Creus, a beautiful natural area at the tip of the peninsula, and what a stunning view! This was the best part of the day. Thanks Enrique and Explore Catalunya for a great tour, and for working with me to change the date of my tour so I didn't get cancelled for not enough people. Great tour company.

The tour was excellent from beginning to end. The tour guide - Rodrigo - was full of information about Dali that helped explain his art. More than enough time was allowed for independent viewing at the museum, as well as for activities planned in the afternoon such as lunch and a visit to Dali's home.

Short walk through Figueres and introduction to the Dalí museum. Our passionate Dali guide, my husband who loves it, enjoyed the visit to the fullest.

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip. It was great tj get out if Barcelona and see some of the countryside and beaches.

It is worth taking a guide to explain the things of the museum, totally recommended.