- 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
Recent Photos of This Tour
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- Front entrance, Dalis housePhoto by: Robert H
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- Lunch at a cafe in CadaquezPhoto by: Robert H
- Cadaques shorePhoto by: Suzanne H
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- Awesome and Amazing TrripPhoto by: Udaikumar S
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- Dali MuseumPhoto by: rpoppell
- Dalis home in Port LligatPhoto by: Merete P
- Dalis ElephantPhoto by: Gordon B
- The SofaPhoto by: Gordon B
- Dali Museum FigueresPhoto by: Gordon B
- A Dali inspired octopus.Photo by: Gordon B
- Dali house in CadaquesPhoto by: Peter R
- Dali Jewelry MuseumPhoto by: KAK
- Dali JewelsPhoto by: KAK
What You Can Expect
From September 1 - 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 – August 31 (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.
From September 1 - 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 – August 31 (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.
Great trip, Feliciano is very knowledgable about Dali, and a very skilful communicator, he is also a great organiser with all details during the trip thought through. We learned a lot, had fun.
Philipe was a great tour guide. He is extremely familiar with the history of the region in addition to Dali, so we really got two tours in one. All the way to Figueres he described the history of the area and throughout the rest of our trip up through France, what we learned from him about borders and opposing forces helped us understand many other things about our trip. The museum itself it goes without saying is fabulous, and visiting Dali's house was also a treat. We had time for lunch at the very picturesque bay at Cadaquez and loved this entire tour.
It's a long day but well worth it, even if you're not a huge Dali fan.
A wonderful tour, the weather was great as were the guides.
The best day of my trip the guide was great and the tour amazing. We had enough time at each stop and the lunch spot amazing
Highly recommend this tour - guide was friendly and knowledgeable about Dali, history, and the locations. The group size was perfect which allowed us to really enjoy the tour without dealing with a large group. I would not have seen as much on our own and our guide did all he could to make sure we got the most out of the tour.
Feliciano was an excellent guide. He not only rode everyone there in the minivan but spoke passionately and knowledgeably about Dali, Figueres and Cadaques along the trip. He was also very caring and concerned that we find our way around when left to our own devices, exploring the towns and museum and Dali's house, making sure that we would not end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. The only thing I would suggest to the local tour folks is that they use a bigger van. Our party used every seat and it was a long trip and felt confining after an hour. People like to spread out!
This tour was AMAZING! Feliciano was absolutely great! He was extremely knowledgeable on all things Dali! We learned so much and saw so much on this tour! Dali's home was also a fun treat to see! The views were breathtaking as well! I am so happy we booked this all day tour, it was well worth it, and it became the best day of our entire trip! Thank you for a great experience that we will always remember! Muchas Gracias!!!!
Loved, loved, loved this tour! The drive to Figueres was beautiful, and lunch at the charming little fishing village of Cadaques was a special experience. I especially appreciated that our guide left us to explore and experience the Dali Museum on our own, as Dali wished, and did not disturb us or other visitors with a microphone tour. The visit to Dali's home was also wonderful, and it added a unique touch to the entire experience.
Our guide was just great. Informative, friendly and fun. The tour of Dali's house was equally enjoyable as the museum.