DALI MUSEUM AND GIRONA. FULL DAY TOUR.
Learn about the life and work of Salvador Dalí, born in Figueres in 1904. We will first head to his last creation, the Dalí Theatre-Museum. It is located in the hometown of the artist, Figueres. The museum building is in itself, as in all of Dalí’s works, a unique and original piece, with a surrealist touch. He built and designed it himself in 1974.
A short distance between Figueres and Girona makes it easy to explore these places.
Girona is beautiful medieval city with a lot of history, has a beautiful Historic Jewish quarter, imposing catedral, Arabic Baths that is easy to see on foot. There are lots of museums there, and the buildings are all of stone, and squashed down narrow cobbled streets. You’ll see lots of quaint bars and restaurants in this area too, and it’s great for antique shopping.
Once in Figueres you will find the Dalí Theatre-Museum, which houses a large collection of his surrealist works. On the way we will see the beautiful landscape of Empordà region, farms, crops, the ending of the Pyrenees in the north, the Costa Brava on the east. The visit in the museum will take about an hour. We will see the tomb of Dalí right beneath the ancient stage of the theatre and guide you in most of the rooms of the museum. Anyway there will be some free time for you to wander on your own in the museum and visit the exhibition of jewels designed by Dalí between 1941 and 1970.
Afterwards we will head to Girona. It has the charm and magic of the great cities, but the cozy essence of the villages. The town preserves an antique medieval neighborhood which rises through shaded alleys of the “Barrio Viejo” up to the imposing cathedral and meanwhile, on the other side of the river, extends the most modern and organized part of the town. Visit the Arabic Baths, the Museum of the Jews or the Art Museum of Girona, On the banks of the river Onyar the most famous image of Gerona is shown, formed by the colorful homes.
- Follow the dress code if you are visiting Girona Cathedral or any other Catholic church. Avoid clothing that exposes a large amount of skin. Wear shorts and skirts that go down at least to the middle of your thigh.
- This is private tour up to 6 people per group, if you are more than 6 let us know.
- Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved.
- If you have reduced mobility, please contact us before booking. We do our best to welcome everyone on board, especially with transport available!
WHAT WILL YOU SEE
Girona: Close to Barcelona and situated between the sea and the mountains Gerona enjoys a priviliged location. It has the charm and magic of the great cities, but the cozy essence of the villages. The town preserves an antique medieval neighborhood which rises through shaded alleys of the “Barrio Viejo” up to the imposing cathedral and meanwhile, on the other side of the river, extends the most modern and organized part of the town. On the banks of the river Onyar the most famous image of Gerona is shown, formed by the colorful homes. The Gothic cathedral of Santa Maria (XI to XVIII centuries) is the most relevant architectural element of Gerona, but not by far the only one. The religious architecture counts on numerous examples, like the Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants (XIII century), the convents of Sant Domenec (XIII century) and of Sant Josep (XVI-XVII centuries) or the churches of Sant Feliu (XII-XVI centuries), Sant Nicolau (XII century) or Sant Daniel (XI century), amongst others. Also various samples of civil architecture of different periods are present, like the Arabian baths (XII-XIII century), the house Agullana (XIV-XVII centuries), the old palace of Caramany (XVI-XVIII centuries) or the Modernist house Teixidor (1918). But the attractiveness of Gerona is not only limited to history or architecture. The Park of the Devesa is one of the most pleasant urban green areas of Catalonia.
Dali Museum in Figueres: Capital of the region of the Alt Emporda, covers a floodplain situated within the province of Gerona. The town with deep Catalonian roots and known to be the birthplace of Salvador Dali offers the visitor the posibillity to visit the Theatre-Museum Dali, dedicated to the great surrealist painter. Without question one of the historic milestones that has marked the personality of the town was the birth of Salvador Dali. The Theatre-Museum Dali, situated in the old municipal theatre, converts itself into one of the main cultural appointments of the town. Designed by the artist himself it has an important exposition whichs, through numerous works, allows a tour along the course of he who was considered as the master of Surrealism. The premises were enlarged with the Tower Galatea, where the brilliant painter died. The area Dali Jewels includes the thirtyseven jewels of gold and precious stones of the Owen Cheatham collection, two jewels which were made later on, and the 27 drawings and paintings Dali made for the designs between 1941 and 1970. This exposition illustrates perfectly the different stages in his artistic evolution. The two storeys that harbor the collection of jewels have an independent entrance from the museum so that the visit can be done in a seperate way.
WHY GAUDÍ TOURS?
- Skip line at all top sites. No need to pre-purchase tickets yourself.
- Expeert in Gaudí and Modernism
- Professional and fully licensed local guides
- Totally flexible.
- Tailor-made tours adapting to your characteristics, age, condition or interests.
- Small Group preference (1 – 9 people) .We use individual radioguide for each assistant with big group..
- No burdens, no agglomerations, no rush.
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