PALAMÓS TOUR – DALÍ AND CADAQUES FIGUERAS
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PALAMÓS - FIGUERES, DALÍ & CADAQUES TOUR ⇢
We will departure from Palamos towards the north of Catalonia, almost on the border.
Visit to Dalí’s museum
We will arrive in the city of Figueras to contemplate a unique museum in the world, the Theater-Museum of Salvador Dalí, to admirate the art and painting of Salvador Dalí, with more than 1 M of visitors a year. Then we will visit the church of Sant Pere, a Romanesque church with elements of the Gothic in the fourteenth century. Figueras is the capital of the Alt Empordá region rich for its wine cellars and its coast.
After this cultural visit, we will approach the Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes at the top of the mountain range that overlooks the sea, with fantastic views of the bay. The Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes is unique in the world, with the Vatican-scale crypt, with more than 1000 years of history being its walls.
We will continue the route to the coastal town of Cadaques, 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 walk through the streets of Cadaques and return to Palamos in the middle of the afternoon.
We will have time for lunch at one of the restaurants in Cadaques. Our guide will show us the best places for it.
After a lovely dinner we will return to Palamós.
INFORMATION OF FIGUERES 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 Theater-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.
Sant Pere de Rodes
Located on one of the tops of the Sierra de Rodes, a chain on the seafront north of Alt Empordà. It was the main spiritual center of the county of Empúries from the eleventh to the fourteenth century, its splendor is shown in the great dimensions of the monacal complex. Sant Pere de Rodes is formed by the church, the bell tower, the cloister, the sacristies, the conventional living quarters and the Abbot’s palace.
It is built on terraces to couple the land and the varied buildings are structured around the cloister and the church, built between the 10th and 11th centuries. In these two buildings it is to admire the unique sample of the Romanesque sculpture: the columns and capitals that crown them show the notorious classical power that this particular church has.
In its exterior different scenes of the life of Christ are sculpted in white marble. The few fragments that have been visualized show their impressive quality, one of the best of their time.
From the monastery you can enjoy one of the best views of Cap de Creus.
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 an information office for the entire area of Cap de Creus. From there you get stunning panoramic views of the entire rocky area and the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, there is a restaurant right next door to enjoy the cuisine and some coves a few meters away like Cala Fredosa and Cala Jugadora.
Port of the Jungle
It is a small fishing village located in the northern part of Cap de Creus or Cabo de Creus.
It is a town full of peace and tranquility. It is not the typical beach town seized by tourism. It is not full of hotels and the original architecture has been respected.
Its beaches are one of the best in Catalonia and Spain, its transparent waters of a turquoise blue together with the landscape of Cap de Creus formed by the Tramontana winds show a unique place in the world. Port has from great beaches right in front of the town, to the smallest coves between the cliffs of the Cape of Creus.
DATES OF THE PALAMÓS TOUR - FIGUERES DALÍ & CADAQUES ≔
All year except Christmas, New Year and St. Stephen.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PALAMÓS TOUR - FIGUERES DALÍ & CADAQUES ★
• Private vehicle transfer or Minibus
• Visit to Cap de Creus
• Visit to the Medieval center in Vic
• Visit to the church of Sant Pere
• Visit Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes
• Visit coastal villa of Cadaques
• Guide throughout the tour
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.
1-day tours are cancelable up to 24 hours before
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