Dalí & Púbol Day Tour from Barcelona

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120 EUR

Get a different perspective on Dalí and discover the most little-known landscapes of the Costa Brava on an alternative tour through the life and work of the genius painter. Enjoy a personalised guided tour in a small group, including hotel pick up.

Duration: 11 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German
Our guide, Kurt was warm and welcoming. He was enthusiastic about Dalí and all that we saw at the museum and the house. He was very knowledgeable, and with unusual depth and breadth of his subject. Even during the long car ride he was entertaining and informative about Spain in general and of course about Dalí specifically.. His ideas were original and refreshing. The tour was really worth the time spent and we would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in Spanish art and history.
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Highlights

  • Visit the town where Dalí was born and raised
  • Plunge into Dalí’s mind at the Dalí Theatre-Museum
  • Discover the Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol – a Gothic-Renaissance fortification that Dalí restored for his beloved wife
  • Visit one of the few unspoiled beaches in the Costa Brava region, which hides some secrets about the painter’s life
  • End the day with a dip in idyllic surroundings

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Description

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in a comfortable vehicle and take you through the idyllic landscapes of the Costa Brava. You’ll uncover the mysteries and secrets of the most famous Catalan painter, Salvador Dalí.

From Barcelona, you’ll first head to Figueres. Become familiar with the streets and corners that marked the artist's early years and pass some of his favourite places.

Afterwards, you’ll visit the Dalí Theatre-Museum, designed by Dalí himself. This museum is considered to be the largest surrealist object in the world.

The tour will continue to Púbol, where the Gala Dalí Castle is located. In this medieval building, the artist created a place of refuge for his wife, Gala, equal to his love and admiration for her. The painter himself was not allowed to visit without an invitation from his wife, who lived there until the day of her death.

After admiring this romantic ode to love, you’ll go to the Platja del Castell – a cove that's completely surrounded by pine forests. Nearby, you’ll discover one of Dalí’s most little-known secrets, la barraca de Dalí, a small workshop with lots of special features.

At the end of the day you’ll have the chance to take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Costa Brava.

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What’s included & not included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private transport
  • Professional guide
  • Tickets to the Dalí Theatre-Museum and Púbol castle (approximately €20)
  • Any private expenses

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Your accommodation

Reviews from travellers (2)

5.0/5

Fabulous tour with a fabulous guide.
Our guide, Kurt was warm and welcoming. He was enthusiastic about Dalí and all that we saw at the museum and the house. He was very knowledgeable, and with unusual depth and breadth of his subject. Even during the long car ride he was entertaining and informative about Spain in general and of course about Dalí specifically.. His ideas were original and refreshing. The tour was really worth the time spent and we would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in Spanish art and history.
T
Dali Museum and Pubol Castle Tour
Mariusz Lewy was an excellent guide who gave us a much greater appreciation of Dali's works in both his Museum and Castle. His depth of knowledge on Dali and the area was amazing.

This operator has 23 reviews for other tours

4.7/5

Spectacular
This trip was well worth it. Away from the city you see amazing views of Catalunya. The salt mountain was spectacular, it's definitely worth seeing. My family loved every part of the trip. Our tour guide Mauriusz was very helpful and knowledgeable. They picked us up at our apartment and kindly dropped us off at the restaurant we were wanting to go to in the evening.
K
Informative and fun
Cardona and the Castle were so beautiful! It was a small group of 4 and our guide, Nuria, was super informative and helpful. She knew a lot of history behind the castle which was very interesting. The salt mines were interesting and they provide their own tour guide for that but it's in Catalan. They provide an englidh audio guide to follow along but Nuria came along and translated extra info and fun facts along the way. The tour ended with a late lunch/snack at a lake which isn't on the itinerary but since our group was small was an easy detour. If you like history and getting to know the small town of Cardona then you will find this tour very interesting.
J
Cardona and Salt Mine Tour
Overall a great day! We specifically came to Barcelona to book a day trip to Cardona and Salt Mountain. Communication with the tour operator was excellent, they were very quick to respond and professional. Our tour guide was also professional and kind, arriving at the specified time (9am). He was also very accommodating asking about car seats for the kids, advising what parts may not be suitable for those who are less mobile, and helping out when some of the passengers got car sick. Unfortunately the day of our tour there were protests/strikes all over the state. Our driver did his best to go around it all to get to our destinations. We had to miss out on the salt mines and entering Cardona Castle. We were able to walk around the castle, but as i mentioned, we came to Barcelona specifically to visit Cardona, so this was a disappointment. No fault of the tour operator as the protests and strikes were not in their control. I was expecting a walking tour of the town of Cardona or maybe a bit more history of the Castle and town, but we didn’t get that. Instead of the Salt Mines we went to Monserrat, which was beautiful and a lovely replacement for the Salt Mines. We were brought back as close to our hotel as possible (due to the demonstrations), around 3:30 pm, so the tour was no where near 11 hours long (but again, mostly due to missing out on some attractions due to the strike). Overall, I would definitely recommend this tour operator, just keep the lines of communication open as per your expectations.
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