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Girona, Figueres and Dali Full Day Tour

Girona, Figueres and Dali Full Day Tour

11.5 hours From
AU$137 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach tourCoach tour
  • Duration
    11.5 hours
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-5243
  • Operating Days
    Tue to Sun
11.5 hours From
AU$137 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach tourCoach tour
  • Duration
    11.5 hours
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-5243
  • Operating Days
    Tue to Sun
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    Admission Admission Entrance to monuments includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Tour guide InclusionInclusion Radio guide systemTransportationTransportation Air-conditioned luxury coach

Summary

Explore Girona, Catalonia's most preserved medieval city and Figueres, home to the Dali Museum.

Departure Time: 08:30 AM

Meeting Point: Balmes, 5 Barcelona

Itinerary

Full day excursion from Barcelona in a comfortable bus and guide on board that offers you the possibility to visit two cities in the north of Barcelona: Girona, medieval city with one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Europe; and Figueres, with its unique Dalí Theatre- Museum.

First of all, you will visit the beautiful city of Girona. Find the origins of Girona in the roman period, when the settlement was known as Gerunda, and was located in the Via Augusta. From that time, they only preserved part of the city walls. Girona played an important role during the Carolingian period, because it was part of the area known as Marca Hispanica, which was a military buffer zone that worked as a defensive barrier between Al-Andalus and the Carolingian Empire. During the XIII century the Jewish community of Girona was at its peak, that is the reason why this city has such an important Jewish quarter.

When you arrive to Girona, you will take you on a guided tour in the city center. During this walking tour, you will see the main highlights of the ancient city (the entrance fee of the monuments is not included). When the guided tour ends, you will be given free time to visit the city by yourself.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Cathedral: During the Muslim period, 715-785, the building worked as a mosque. This Gothic church has the second biggest nave in the world, with 22.98m width, only after Saint Peter Basilica in the Vatican, with 25m width. The Cathedral is located in the middle of the old city and in the highest part.
  • Sant Feliu Church: This was the main temple of the city until the construction of the Cathedral. The church is dedicated to Sant Feliu, a martyr who died during the Christian persecution promoted by the roman emperor Diocletian. Inside the church there is the tomb of saint Narcissus.
  • Sant Pere de Galligants Monastery: Built in Romanesque style actually has the archaeological museum of Girona.
  • Jewish quarter: Both Jewish quarters from Girona and Besalú are the best preserved in Europe.
  • Arabic Baths: This structure is known under the name of Arabic bath because its architecture has the clear influence from the Muslim architecture.
  • The City Walls: From the French gardens, you can start the way through the ancient city walls. From there, have great panoramic views of the old city. 

GIRONA AND GAME OF THRONES

Some parts of the old city of Girona have been chosen as a locations for the Game of Thrones sixth season. Specifically, Girona was turned into Braavos, King’s Landing and the Citadel of the Oldtown.

In the narrow streets of the Jewish quarter, the Arabic Baths and the back of the Cathedral were filmed some scenes recreating Braavos with Arya as a main character. The Cathedral stairs were transformed into the Great Sept of Baelor in King’s Landing, and were filmed some important scenes such as the shame way of the queen Margaery and the entrance of Jaime Lannister on his horse. Finally, in the last chapter of the season, you see how the church of the monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants is transformed into the Citadel Library, where Samwell Tarly goes to became maestre.
 

At the fixed time, you will go back to the bus to continue your way to Figueres, which is located 30Km away from Girona. In Figueres, there is the Dalí Theatre-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 theatre 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 you arrive to Figueres, 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, you will take the bus back to the centre of Barcelona.

Inclusions

  • Air conditioned motor coach
  • Assistant on board
  • Radio guide system
  • Guided walking Tour in Girona
  • Entrance to Theatre-Museum Dalí and “Dalí Joies”(Dalí Jewels). 

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Important Notes

  • Please be aware that the tour includes Walking Tours, we kindly advise you to use comfortable clothes and shoes and come prepared for some walking. 
  • For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people.

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