Journey through the mind of Salvador Dalí on this day trip to the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, departing from Barcelona. Dalí's provocative work has always sparked conversation, now enter this museum, conceived and designed by Dalí himself, and experience his works on a new level that will leave you speechless. Your guide will take you through the museum while narrating what you see. Your tour includes round-trip transport by high-speed train and the option to stop in the historical town of Girona.
Start your day with an early morning pickup from your central Barcelona hotel. Take a comfortable eco-taxi from your hotel to the Barcelona Sants railway station, then board a high-speed train to Figueres. On arrival, after almost an hour, hop into an air-conditioned minivan and cruise over to the unique Dalí Theatre-Museum, which displays the largest and most diverse collection of works by Salvador Dalí, the core of which is from the artist's personal collection.Delve into the world of one of the most extraordinary minds of the 20th century as your guide illuminates the broad range work in a museum conceived and designed by Dalí himself. Experience the bizarre 3-dimensional anamorphic living room installation with custom furniture that looks like the face of Mae West when viewed only from one spot. Bend your mind around holographic art and raise your brow at a beautiful collection of jewelry designed by Dalí. See the glass geodesic dome cupola that crowns the stage of the old theater and look down to where Dalí is buried in a crypt below the stage floor.After, hop back on the train and return to Barcelona. Alternatively, if you've upgraded, continue to the 2,000-year-old town of Girona, approximately halfway back to Barcelona. Wander through medieval streets over the footprints of Iberians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Jews and Christians as you make your way to the Old Town. Pop into El Call, the Jewish Quarter, where Jews lived for six centuries under their own laws until 1492. View the rows of red, orange and yellow buildings that line along the banks of the Onyar River.Following the remaining train ride, arrive at central Barcelona where your tour concludes.