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From Barcelona: Dalí-Themed Cadaqués & Costa Brava Day Trip

Activity provider: Explore Catalunya

From Barcelona: Dalí-Themed Cadaqués & Costa Brava Day Trip

Activity provider: Explore Catalunya
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Enter the surreal world of Salvador Dalí on a full-day tour from Barcelona. Explore the museum in Figures, have lunch in Cadaqués, and finish with a visit to his own house where he lived and painted.

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Duration 11 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Cadaques, the fishing village that inspired Dali's art
  • Explore the surreal Dali Museum at Figueres
  • Tour the hidden bays and inlets of the wild Costa Brava
  • Take a privileged tour of Dalí's private home in Port Lligat
  • End the day in Platja de Castel, one of the area’s most beautiful beaches
Full description

This full-day tour from Barcelona follows in the tracks of the surrealist genius Salvador Dalí, exploring the landscape that inspired his art. You’ll visit his favorite haunts and secret hideaways, as well as the legendary Dali Museum at Figueres and his former home near Cadaqués. Go from Barcelona to Figueres, where you’ll visit Dalí’s birthplace and the extraordinary museum dedicated to his work. Dalí wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a “whole,” so there are no catalogues and the work is not displayed in any organized manner. The tour continues to the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués, famous for its whitewashed Mediterranean houses and narrow streets. With its charming bay, it is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava. What is particularly stunning is the dramatic scenery on the drive there. For lunch, you can enjoy local seafood specialties at one of the numerous terraces, or grab a sandwich and relax on the beach. You’ll soon understand why Cadaqués inspired Dalí and so many other artists.

Travel up the coast to the smaller village of Port Lligat, where Dalí sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him.  The winter schedule (September 1 to June 30) starts with a drive to Figueres, where you will spend the morning exploring the Dalí Museum. 

From the museum, drive to Cadaqués. After lunch at your own expense, continue exploring Cadaqués or head to Port Lligat, to visit Dali's House. The summer schedule (July 1 to August 31) leaves Figueres for Pubol Castle, once the 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, venture to one of the many beautiful beachside towns that dot the Costa Brava coastline.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Entrance to Dalí Museum in Figueres
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Barcelona guide book
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Entrance to Dalí House in Port Lligat (approx 14 euros)
  • Reservations will be made by the local supplier
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

The tour departure point is directly opposite the outdoor café of the famous Palau de la Musica, which is just off Via Laietana. The exact office address is Calle Palau de la Musica 1, 08011.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The visit to Dalí's private home in Port Lligat is only available from January 2 to June 30 and September 1 to December 31
  • The Platja de Castel beach is only available during Summer
  • From July 1 to August 31 there will be a visit to Castell de Gala in Púbol
  • Lunch is not included, but the tour will stop at places where you’ll find a range of lunch options to suit all budgets
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for the weather. It is recommended to bring sun protection
  • During the summer months, please remember to bring suitable beach and swim wear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 365 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Enrico was an excellent guide. Before we arrived at the museum, we had a good overview of Dali and his work, including the art of surrealism. lots of time to wander the museum and form our own views. A highlight of the trip was sunset at the Cap de Creus. fantastic.

November 25, 2022

We have been to Cali museum in St Petersburg and digital immersions. This is more; not just a series of works; the entire construction is somehow calculated to nudge you into Daliland. Cadaque is fabulous as well. Sergio is an excellent guide. He achieves a nice balance between providing detailed biographical background and symbolism, while encouraging clients to enjoy it all as they will. He took the time while we were wandering the house connected to answer some obscure questions I had about the bedroom furniture.

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November 9, 2022

Fantastic tour! Highly recommend if a fan of Salvador Dali and beautiful seaside rocky-cliff locations. Easy meeting/starting point and check-in process in central Barcleona. The informative info provided about Dali's life and Surrealism on the drive up was truly interesting. The Dali Theatre Museum was spectacular. Lunch/free time (on our own) in Cadaques and touring of Dali's home was gorgeous! Our tour guide Cam, was super friendly, knowledgeable and patient. Highly recommend this tour! A great option from Barcelona without have to navigating getting there. - Tour was on October 23rd.

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November 8, 2022

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