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 we will visit the beautiful city of Girona. We 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 we only preserve 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.
When we arrive to Girona we 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.
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.
At the fixed time we will go back to the bus to continue our way to Figueres. 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 we arrive to Figueres we will go straight to the Dalí Museum. After a small introduction about the history of the museum and Dali’s life and career, you will be given plenty of free time to explore the museum and also Figueres by yourself. At the fixed time we will take the bus back to the centre of Barcelona.