DALÍ WINES & CADAQUÉS TOUR
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE DALÍ WINES AND CADAQUÉS TOUR ⇢
Visit to Figueres
We will leave early in the morning from Palamós to the city of Figueres to contemplate a unique museum in the world, with the most exquisite collections of art and painting by Salvador Dalí, with more than 1 M visitors a year. Figueres is the capital of the Alt Empordá region, rich for its wine cellars and its coast, with an oenological tradition that goes back to Roman times. In this place we will be part of the Empordá Appellation of origin, which passed through a transverse line from the sea to the mountain. Just 1 kilometer from Figueras is the monumental complex of Vilabertran, a small nucleus of rural atmosphere in which one of the most beautiful and best preserved examples of Romanesque art in the Emporda is found: the monastery of Santa María de Vilabertran. This group preserves the 11th-century Romanesque church,the 12th-century cloister and the chapter house, in addition to its colorful 12th- century Lombard bell tower. Inside you can see a huge professional cross of 14th century goldsmiths.
Then we will move to Perelada, an old county town that bears the same name. Here we will visit Perelada Castle, an old Renaissance fortification, built in the 14th century by mandate of the Viscount Rocabertí. After visiting the castle, we head towards La Botiga del Celler, a place near Peralada, where we will have a tour of the vineyards and wineries, to end with a tasting of selected wines from the house.
We will approach the coastal town of Cadaqués, with its labyrinthine streets and the promenade. It maintains all the coastal flavor of the Costa Brava and its small fishing boats.We will approach Cap de Creus, with its 1853 lighthouse and offering fabulous views of the cliff.
We will have the possibility of taking a cruise through the Bay of Cadaqués, and contemplate the Cap de Creus and the beautiful fishing coves of the coast.
Time to eat at one of the restaurants in Cadaqués. Our guide can show you the best places for it.
We will go to the small town of Portlligat, where we will visit the Salvador Dalí museum house, a more intimate experience of the artist.
We will finish touring the corners of the city.
Return and arrival at 9 PM to Palamós.
INFORMATION OF FIGUERES - PERELADA AND CADAQUES ♥
In the 10th century it was under the domain of the San Pere de Rodes monastery.
In the S. XII was in the hands of the monastery of Santa María de Vilabertran.
In 1267 Jaume I gave Figueres the right to be an independent municipality.
In the second half of the century. XVIII Figueres becomes the capital of Alt Empordà.
Between 1753 and 1766 the castle and the military base of San Ferran was built, This made an economic transformation and also an increase in the population
Between 1808 and 1814 Napoleon’s troops invade.
In 1877 the railway station was inaugurated.
In 1894 they open the bullring.
There is what was the house of the genius of surrealist painting: Salvador Dalí. Known as the House-Museum of Portlligat, a set of fisherman’s huts are seen as a maze that Dalí modified for 40 years and thus make his incredible residence-workshop a reality. Walking through the patio or rooms of different proportions or seeing Dalí’s objects such as carpets, old furniture or extravagances such as giant eggs, a lip-shaped armchair or a Michelin doll, is an incredible experience. In Cadaqués you can also enjoy a charming town on the Costa Brava.
Salvador Dalí Museum
It is a museum dedicated entirely to the painter Salvador Dalí is located in the Gala-Salvador Dalí square, number 5, in Figueras, the Theater-Museum was the third most visited museum in Spain in 2017, with 1 207 149 visitors, being located in the position number 40 of its ranking of the 100 most visited art museums in the world. Due to its large influx of public and commercial management, it could be the only Spanish museum that can fully finance itself with its own income
Managed by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation. The artist left in his will a large number of works of art to the Spanish State, these were distributed between this museum and the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid.
It is located north of the Costa Brava and in the northeast corner of Catalonia, bordering on France. It borders the Pyrenees on the north side, which rush through the Sierra de l’Albera to the Cap de Creus that enters the Mediterranean Sea (east). The plain of the Alt Empordà that joins with the Baix Empordà on the south side and the regions of Pla de l’Estany and the Garrotxa, on the southwest side, is watered by two rivers that are extinguished in the Gulf of Roses: the Muga, east it refers to the waters of L’Albera, and the Fluvià, that its birth is in the Garrotxa.
DO Empordà Wine Route
The Route delivers an extensive wine tourism offer, including visits to wineries, meals between vines, wine therapy treatments, visits to museum spaces of enogastronomic interest and various activities such as kayaking with wine tasting, visit to wineries by bicycle, blind tastings, etc. The wine route will allow you to know about a tradition deeply rooted in this land, it dates back to Roman times. You will have an experience of gastronomic identity, discovering all the secrets of the white, rosé and red wines of the DO Empordà.
The DO Empordà Wine Route is certified by ACEVIN since it reached the quality levels established by this body.
Monastery of Santa Maria de Vilabertran
This is one of the best preserved architectural complexes in Catalonia. It is an exponent of the regular canonical architecture of the Middle Ages. With a sober beauty typical of the Romanesque style. Inside the church there is a large cross of golden argento, of great dimensions this sample of the medieval Catalan goldsmith’s.
Together with the Augustinian abbey around the homonymous town, it is a notable example of the regular architecture of the Middle Ages.
Consecrated in the year 1100, this one has a church with three naves (end of the 11th century), the central one is much higher than the lateral ones, it is covered with a barrel vault, a trapezoidal cloister, in which the different ones are organized monacal dependencies, and finally a Lombard bell tower, with three floors and square floor, in addition to the abbey palace.
The building is managed by the Museu d’Història de Catalunya (MHCAT) and can be visited all year round, either guided or in a group.
Cap de Creus lighthouse
Located inside the Cap de Creus Natural Park, in the easternmost part of the Iberian Peninsula is this lighthouse surrounded by an incredible natural charm. This is the second oldest lighthouse in Catalonia.
It is a large building with an 11-meter tower and is currently a
DALÍ VINOS AND CADAQUÉS TOUR DATES ≔
All year except Christmas, New Year and St. Stephen
WHAT DOES THE DALÍ VINOS AND CADAQUÉS TOUR INCLUDE ★
•Transfer by private vehicle or Minibus
• Visit to the seaside village of Cadaque
• Visit to the Dalí Museum • Guide throughout the tour
• Visit to the Monastery of Santa Maria de Vilabertran
• Visit to Perelada Castle
• Visit to the house of Salvador Dalí
CONDITIONS AND CANCELLATION POLICY ☜
- Maximum capacity: 15 people.
- Meeting point: Pick up at the Hotel of Hospedaje.
- It is essentialto have received the reservation confirmation.
The 1-Day Tours are cancelable up to 24 hours before.
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