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  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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

Immerse yourself in the world of Salvador Dalí, and learn about his life and works, on this day trip to Figueres and the Costa Brava from Barcelona. Admire paintings and other mind-bending creations by the 20th-century Spanish artist at the stunning Salvador Dalí Museum in his birthplace of Figueres. Then, tour his beloved Costa Brava to see some of his favorite places, such as the Salvador Dalí House in Port Lligat, and Pubol Castle, a later Salvador Dali home. Numbers are limited on this tour for a more personalized experience.

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

Leave central Barcelona by air-conditioned minivan and set off on your day trip. As you travel, listen as your guide shares tales of Salvador Dalí’s life, and gaze out over the passing countryside and villages.

After a while, arrive in Figueres, Dalí’s birthplace and home to his famous Dalí Theatre-Museum. See the house where Dalí was born in 1904, and then continue to the museum. Home to a vast range of Dalí’s creations, it offers a unique insight into his works and artistic vision.

Marvel at the exterior with its giant, rooftop egg sculptures, and use your included ticket to skip any admission lines and head straight inside. Enjoy time to explore at leisure, and view everything from Dalí’s early experiments with cubism to later surrealist works such as the Galatea of the Spheres, and the famed Mae West Room installation.

Having explored here, reconvene with your guide and continue your tour as shown below depending on the time of year. For more details, see the Itinerary section.

Winter: Cadaqués and Port Lligat (September 1 - June 30):
Depart Figueres and make the scenic drive to Cadaqués. Admire this pretty seaside Costa Brava village, and get free time for lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. Next, travel to Port Lligat, a coastal village where Dalí built a private retreat, now converted into a museum. Head inside (own expense) to explore, and after a panoramic drive around the spectacular Cap de Creus, finish your tour in central Barcelona.


Summer: Pubol Castle and Palamos (July 1 – August 31): 

Leave Figueres for Pubol Castle, once a 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 (own expense), venture to the attractive seafront town of Palamos. Admire the castle-like house of muralist Josep Maria Sert, a friend of Dalí, where Dalí visited during the 1930s, and then return to Barcelona, where your trip ends.

Please note: The Salvador Dalí House in Port Lligat is closed between January 1 and January 4, and January 11 to February 11. On these dates, guests will see only the exterior of the house.

Itinerary


Customer Reviews

Elizabeth F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Tour was wonderful thanks to the facinating museum, sight along the way and the wonderful tour guide we had. Our lunch stop in Cadaques was beautiful - gorgeous little town right on the water. The day flew by and it was worth every penny!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It was another side of Dali, not often seen in Museums in the States. The jewelry was exquisite and found in a stand alone building. I definitely would suggest this tour to anybody who is interested in the art works of Dali as seen from another perspective!

Mei-Po K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our tour guide Veronica was great, part of a tour company. Excellent English. Loved seeing both the museum and the city of Cadaques. The mountain/ocean views were beautiful.

ansingleton

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very good guide, knowledgeable and personable. The trip went smoothly even though two members of the group never stopped complaining.

Linda G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent tour. Knowledgeable tour guide.

bindytoo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

My wife and I had a great time. I think this was largely due to the guide. She was a pleasure. Very informative and really down to earth. I'm sure the other tourists felt the same.

Patricia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent full-day tour out of Barcelona. First you're dropped off in the main square of Figueres and given tickets to the Dali Museum and his jewel museum as of 12/2015. You tour them on your own. Be sure to look up and all around, because the Dali Museum is whimsical. Pictures OK without flash.

Next you drive to Cadaques to either walk around town or have lunch. However, you'll be in Cadaques during siesta time when stores are closed. Skip the paella at the restaurant on the water. It's greasy and made with cheap fish. Even the bread is lousy..

In Cadaques, you'll be asked if you want to tour Dali's home in Port Lligat. You must pay the driver/guide in euros I think it's 11 euros pp, or 8 euros ID for seniors. He/she will get the tickets while you're at lunch.

Next, you travel to Port Lligat to tour his home and workshop stairs alert. It's a privilege and entirely worth the money to see it. Be sure to follow the signs to his whimsical swimming pool, even though Dali apparently swam in the Bay.

Elena K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

I really enjoyed the trip - comfortable bus, beautiful views, lovely knowledgable guide and unforgettable art experience! What a great way to spend sunny September day! Good value for money too! Thank you Viator!
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Stefanie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Finally, a tour that has enough time built in to see and do everything we wanted to do! It was the best!

David F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

I would recommend this trip to anybody visiting the Barcelona area. Our guide was knowledgeable, courteous and had a wealth of information on both Salvador Dali and the history and culture of Catalunya. The mini bus was clean and comfortable and driven with care and consideration. The tour itself was comprehensive and wide ranging and included enough to satisfy the most ardent Dali buff, with not only a visit to the museum in Figueras but also a lunch stop in Cadaques and a visit to the Dali home in Port Lligat . . . any one of these alone would have been worth the price of the trip!

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