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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:  11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
This is without doubt, one of the most complete Salvador Dalí tours available. Spend the morning at the unique Dalí Museum in Figueres and finish the day either on his beloved Costa Brava, visiting his home in Port Lligat and the magificent Cap de Creus, or at the castle he built for his wife. It’s a complete surrealistic experience. On this small group walking tour, you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line!

Highlights

  • Visit Dalí Museum-Theatre in Figueres
  • Personalized small group and commentary
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Best tour for Dali enthusiasts and you'll see hidden treasures off the beaten path

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What You Can Expect

Salvador Dali Museum, Figueres and Cadaques Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Visit the beautiful Cadaques

Depart Barcelona and set out for Figueres, the birthplace of Dalí and home to the world famous Dalí Museum-Theatre. Explore where he was born on Monturiol Street and also visit the famous museum. Step inside the surreal world of Salvador Dalí and find a museum like none other. Dalí wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a ‘whole’ work, and for this reason he wanted no catalogues and refused to have his works placed in chronological or subject order. Inside is a world of fantasy mixed with architecture mixed with paintings and sculptures. It’s a complete surrealistic experience. The tour itinerary varies:

From September 16 - June 30 (Winter):
Leave Figueres and head to the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués. Famous for its white washed Mediterranean houses, narrow shady streets, and sandy bay, this is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava. But what really stands out for many people is the dramatic drive there, which offers some of the best views in the whole of Catalunya. This is the perfect place for lunch. In the afternoon we will travel just a few minutes up the coast to the even smaller village of Port Lligat, the place where Dalí sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him and where he built his house. Finally, we will move on to Cap de Creus, the most easterly point of mainland Spain and one of the most starkly beautiful coastal landscapes in the whole of the country.

From July 1 – September 15 (Summer):
Go to another of Dalí’s creations, Pubol Castle in the village of the same name. As well as visiting the castle, there are ample opportunities to eat in a traditional Catalan restaurant. In mid afternoon, your tour will continue to Palamos: one of those rare hidden corners you can still find on the Costa Brava. Dalí visited this region several times in the 1930s, especially a place called Mas Juny, owned by his friend Josep Sert, a famous Catalan painter of the time.

Itinerary

Depart Barcelona at 8:30am and set out for Figueres, the birthplace of Dalí and home to the world famous Dalí Museum-Theatre. From here the tour changes according to the time of year.

From September 16 - June 30 (Winter):
After our morning visit inside the mind of Dalí, we head for the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués. Famous for its white washed Mediterranean houses, narrow shady streets, and sandy bay, this is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava.

But what really stands out for many people is the dramatic drive there, which offers some of the best views in the whole of Catalunya.
For lunch, you can enjoy local seafood specialities in one of the numerous terraces facing the Mediterranean, or grab a sandwich and simply relax and appreciate why this place inspired so many artists.

After lunch we will travel just a few minutes up the coast to the even smaller village of Port Lligat, the place where Dalí sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him. When the artist met the love of his life, Gala, he broke away from his parents and bought a fishermen’s hut there.
It was here that Dalí lived from 1930 onwards, gradually altering and enlarging the original dwelling he bought there and which shared the same name as the bay.

The house of Portlligat must be considered Dalí’s only true home. It was in this studio that he painted the majority of his great works. Every detail of the
house bears his imprint, and the house still contains his original furniture and decoration. Finally, we will more on to Cap de Creus, the most easterly point of mainland Spain and one of the most starkly beautiful coastal landscapes in the whole of the country. We will leave at around 5:00pm and arrive back in Barcelona at around 7:00pm.

From July 1 – September 15 (Summer):
During the height of the summer, the road to Cadaques is often heavily congested, so we take you to another of Dalí’s creations.
The tour travels to the village of Pubol, where there will be ample opportunities to eat in a traditional Catalan restaurant before visiting another masterpiece of Dalí’s: Pubol Castle.

Dalí gave the castle to Gala in the spring of 1970, on the condition that he himself would not enter it unless personally invited by Gala. He carefully restored the old Gothic Renaissance Palace and furnished it with items bought from various antique dealers around the region. Inside, he painted frescoes and later painted two water colours entitled ‘View of Pubol’. In typical Dalí fashion, he promised his wife that he would only ever visit the castle when she invited him!
But, perhaps most lovingly and saddest of all, he also built the crypt where Gala is now buried deep in the bowels of the castle. At the end of his life, Dalí received the title of Marquis Dalí of Pubol, although Dalí only lived in the Castle for 2 years after Gala passed away.

In mid afternoon, your tour will continue to Palamos: one of those rare hidden corners you can still find on the Costa Brava. Dalí visited this region several times in the 1930s, especially a place called Mas Juny, owned by his friend Josep Sert, a famous Catalan painter of the time.

This place was famous for its artistic gatherings and parties, which were attended by Dalí. Even today, the Costa Brava, with its transparent waters and pine forests, is not so different from the 1930s. This rocky coastline has been saved from high buildings and large scale tourism projects and still preserves that ‘wild aspect’ that gave the name to Costa Brava. There is no better homage to Dalí and no better way to finish the day than to enjoy the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

liked it a lot, would have liked a little more guidance in museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was the best Viator tour of our vacation!! Would highly recommend to anyone interested in this unique artist! Our tour guide went way beyond our expectations not only well versed in English and Dali.. He fulfilled all areas of his guide duties with grace and a sense of personal responsibility.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Day with Alex and Dali - a truly fantastic day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour! Loved all of the insight into Dali and Gala.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Loved this tour and especially our guide, Feliciano. There were 8 total in our group, four of us ranging in age from 16-60, and we all got loved the tour. Feliciano knew so much about Dali's life. I can't wait to return to Barcelona for a food and wine tour with Feliciano. Highly recommend this tour, Figueres is a charming town and we had a marvelous lunch on recommendation from Feliciano. The beach was an awesome end to the tour,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A fun day out, learning more about Dali, his life and work.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Feliciano was an amazing well informed guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

What an awesome day - the Dali museum was amazing, Cadaques and then Dali's home in Port Lligat was exceptional. Thank you Jordie for an amazing day - never to be forgotten. If you love art then this is an absolute must do to see the story of a genius.
I would recommend this tour to anyone and everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

As a lover of all things Salvador Dali, this trip was awesome! The museum in Figueres is a very interactive experience and full of a variety of Dali's work, some of which was new to me. The drive is in a nice van and through some beautiful mountains with lovely views. Lunch in Cadaques is trip to the Mediterranean and the food I had there was delicious. It was a lifelong dream of mine to visit Dali's House and it was well worth the trip-fanciful and very much a real lived in space. Mabel was a great tour guide and tried to make the tour the best possible experience for all involved!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Both our driver and tour guide, Maybell did a great job! She was a very organized and good communicator. The trip was very successful. Our driver was excellent too. She was very flexible so some members of the group wanted something a little different...she worked it out so we all got our needs met.

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