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Full Day Guided Tour to Girona & Figueres and Dali Museum

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Adult   $89.68
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Highlights
  • Full-day guided trip to Girona and Figueres from Barcelona
  • Explore and stroll around Girona’s medieval Old Town ad well-preserved Jewish Quarter
  • Discover the main attractions like Girona’ Cathedral and pastel-hued houses along Onyar River
  • Visit the charming town of Figueres, birthplace of cult Spanish Salvador Dalí
  • Figueres’ Dalí Theatre-Museum , near to a vast selection of Dalí paintings, sculptures and other works
  • Explore Girona known for filming location of Game of Thrones
  • Professional guide for personalized experience
  • Transportation in air-conditioned motor-coach
Description
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. During the XIII century the Jewish community of Girona was at its peak, that is the reason why this city has such an important Jewish quarter.

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.

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • The Cathedral: During the Muslim period, 715-785, the building worked as a mosque. This Gothic church has the second biggest nave in the world, with 22.98m width, only after Saint Peter Basilica in the Vatican, with 25m width. The Cathedral is located in the middle of the old city and in the highest part.
  • Sant Feliu Church: This was the main temple of the city until the construction of the Cathedral. The church is dedicated to Sant Feliu, a martyr who died during the Christian persecution promoted by the roman emperor Diocletian. Inside the church there is the tomb of saint Narcissus.
  • Sant Pere de Galligants Monastery: Built in Romanesque style actually has the archaeological museum of Girona.
  • Jewish quarter: Both Jewish quarters from Girona and Besalú are the best preserved in Europe.
  • Arabic Baths: This structure is known under the name of Arabic bath because its architecture has the clear influence from the Muslim architecture.
  • The City Walls: From the French gardens we can start the way through the ancient city walls. From there we have great panoramic views of the old city.
GIRONA AND GAME OF THRONES:
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 Old town.

In the narrow streets of the Jewish quarter, the Arabic Baths and the back of the Cathedral were filmed some scenes recreating Braavos with Arya as a main character. The Cathedral stairs were transformed into the Great Sept of Baelor in King’s Landing, and were filmed some important scenes such as the shame way of the queen Margaery and the entrance of Jaime Lannister on his horse. Finally, in the last chapter of the season, we see how the church of the monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants is transformed into the Citadel Library, where Samwell Tarly goes to became maestre.

At the fixed time we will go back to the bus to continue our way to Figueres, which is located 30Km away from Girona. 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 live 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.
Additional Information
Please Note:
  • Children below 7 years of age are free of charge
  • Leisure time for lunch(not included in the price) will be provided
  • Please wear comfortable shoes as moderate of walking is involved
  • Arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins
  • The tour is bilingual and will be in conducted in English and Spanish
  • Book with confidence on goldentoursworld.com! You can cancel your booking for free up to 96 hours prior departure date and avail full refund otherwise no payment will be refunded
Inclusions:
  • Air conditioned motor coach
  • Professional Guide
  • Audio-guide system
  • Guided walking tour in Girona
  • Entrance to Theatre-Museum Dalí and “Dalí Joies” (Dalí Jewels)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and Drinks unless specified
  • Hotel Transfers
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