This guided tour combines the chance to get to know one of Catalonia’s most charming medieval towns and the peculiar world of Salvador Dalí and his Museum, as well as one of the most singular towns on the Costa Brava. The province of Girona harbours a wealth of cultural treasures and without travelling too far there are myriad of interesting sites to visit.
In the morning we will visit the medieval village of Besalú to discover some of its most fascinating places. On the way we will explain its history as the former capital of its own ‘countdom’, its Jewish legacy and visit some of its most interesting buildings.
- The medieval bridge over the river Fluvià is the undoubted symbol of the town of Besalú.
- The Jewish quarter or call whose intricate streets are a throwback to the past.
- The Jewish baths or miqvé. Here we can enter one of the few such medieval Jewish purification baths that remain in Europe.
- The archaeological remains of the synagogue.
- The Monastery of St Pere. We will visit the inside of the former Benedictine monastery founded at the end of the 10th century.
- Old hospice of St Julià where pilgrims were once welcomed and cared for.
- Llibertat square
Then we will head off to Figueres to visit the wonderful Dalí Museum-Theatre. This whole building is a work of art in itself and was conceived and designed by Dalí as a means of creating a bond between those who viewed his work and his unique artistic world. In its rooms there are a selection of some of his most important works, running from some of his first works, through his most daring Surrealist creations, to the works he created in the later years of his life. We will visit some of the most surprising rooms, including the Mae West room and the Sala del Palau del Vent, and we will stop to talk about some of his better-known works such as Galatea de les Esferes, Leda Atòmica, Poesia d’Amèrica, Port Alguer and Galarina. We will also visit the permanent exhibition of Dalí Jewels, which houses a magnificient collection of jewels designed by Dalí himself. All in all, a fascinating look at the life and work of this genius from the region of L’Empordà.
We will have lunch in a restaurant with charm.
In the afternoon we will visit Cadaqués, one of the most beautiful of all the towns along the Costa Brava. We suggest you take the guided tour through the town that many consider to be the true jewel of this coastline, and whose charms seduced artists such as Salvador Dalí, Picasso, Max Ernst, Luis Buñuel and Federico García Lorca. We will walk through the old town and its labyrinth-like maze of backstreets as far as the church of Santa Maria de Cadaqués for a wonderful panoramic view of the town. On the way we will also look at some of the Art Deco buildings that enliven the architecture of the town’s main promenade.
Medieval village of Besalú, Dalí Museum in Figueres and the town of Cadaqués.
One day trip (8-9 hours)
- Small private groups of 2-15 people.
- One of the main advantages of a visit with an oficial guide is that you do not have to queue for ages to visit monuments and museums.
- We can also design a route and visit that matches the wishes of your group more exactly. Get in touch with us and we will prepare a made-to-measure proposal that you can think about at you leisure.
The price includes :
- Guided visits and explanations throughout the whole day. (We can also help you organize the planning of your stay without any further charge).
- Entrance to the Jewish Baths of Besalú and the Dalí Museum in Figueres.
- A fill midday meal in a charming restaurant.
- Transport in a modern minibus. Pick-up at your hotel in Girona. We can also pick people up from other places (see Conditions).