On this full day excursion you will be able to get to know some of the most beautiful corners in Costa Brava and discover Dalí’s work. During the first part of the tour we will visit the beautiful fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell and we will start a walking tour along the Camino de Ronda towards Llafranc, then we will visit the picturesque Medieval village of Pals. For the second part of the tour we will go to Figueras, where we will have free time to eat. After that, we will visit the Dalí Teatre-Museu, which houses the largest art collection that represents the artist
On this tour we will visit the coastal area of Girona, named a 100 years ago as Costa Brava. The name is due to its unique rocky, rugged and cut shape coastline, composed of small coves surrounded by pine forests and lapped by crystal water. Later in the afternoon we will have the opportunity to visit de Dalí Museum in Figueras.
We will take the motorway and around 09:45 AM we are going to arrive in Calella de Palafrugell, a small fisherman’s village that still retains today the traditional appearance of the past. It is a village of great beauty in both architecture and landscape. The town, splashed with small bays, becomes a fusion of land and sea that is an incomparable setting. We will have free time to explore the village, enjoy the scenery and for sure, take great photographs.
Later, we will start walking along Camino de Ronda, which is going to lead us to the neighborhood town of Llafranc. We will hike about 30 minutes, suitable for all ages, easy terrain for everyone. The “Camino de Ronda” borders all the Costa Brava and was used to control the maritime smuggling. Today, thanks to this, you can discover beautiful spots that wouldn’t be otherwise accessible. Llafranc is also a small, elegant and captivating seaside town, with all the charms of the towns on this coast.
Back to the bus, we will go to Pals, a town located inland and on the top of a hill. The location is entirely built into an ancient medieval village. The enclosure is crowned with a cylindrical tower from the XII century, visible from far away. It has an excellent terrace that offers stunning views of the Costa Brava and its immediate surroundings. Walking through the cobbled streets you will feel like you have gone back in time. Take time to appreciate the round arches, facades with pointed windows arches and stone balconies, all perfectly restored.
At the fixed time we will go back to the bus to continue our way to Figueres, which is located 30 kilometers away from Girona. In Figueres there is the Dalí Theater-Museum which holds the biggest collection of artwork that represent the artistic evolution of Salvador Dalí, from his origins to his latest works that are considered the top of the Spanish surrealism. The heart of the museum is the town's theater that Dalí knew as a child. It was where one of the first public exhibitions of young Dalí's art was shown. The old theatre was burned during the Spanish Civil War and remained in a state of ruin. In 1960, Dalí and the mayor of Figueres decided to rebuild it as a museum dedicated to Dalí. When we arrive to Figueres we will go straight to the Dalí Museum. After a small introduction about the history of the museum and Dali’s live and career, you will be given plenty of free time to explore the museum and also Figueres by yourself. At the fixed time we will take the bus back to the centre of Barcelona.
* This tour starts from Julià Travel Gray Line Spain office at: Carrer de Balmes nº 5, Barcelona.
* Please check-in at the counter at least 15 minutes before the departure time
* Julià Travel Gray Line Spain contact: 0034 93 317 64 54 / [email protected]
* Cancellation policy: a 100% cancellation penalty applies if cancelled 24 hours or less prior to travel date or in case of no-show