Your LivTours Private Day Trip to Girona & Figueres from Barcelona starts the moment you book with LivTours! We will immediately take care of your train tickets and send you all the logistical information you need regarding train times and boarding. Once you arrive in Girona, you will be met by your LivTours guide and soon you will journey back in time to a medieval Girona. During your tour you will walk part of the fortified defensive wall, gazing out over the terracotta rooftops, up the Pyrenees mountains and down to the rivers, you will get a feel for what it must have been like over half a century ago.
Slowly your private guide will lead you towards the Girona Cathedral, set at the highest point of the city, whose architecture alone will give you a clear idea of the many historical layers that make up this former Roman city. Your LivTours guide will explain the amusing anecdotes of both the Romanesque and Gothic designs that can be seen in this unique Roman Catholic cathedral. Next, it is onto the ancient Arab Baths, a melting pot of cultures can be seen in its architectural style and you will find out why it was never occupied by the Arabs. The mixture of Roman, Moorish and Jewish cultures makes this space a perfect example of harmony experienced throughout Spain until the early 1000s.
Your tour continues on to one of the most well-preserved Jewish quarters in Europe. This 12th-century neighborhood which at its height served as one of Girona’s most prominent reference points, home to schools, internationally recognized scholars, and religious institutions revered for their reputation throughout Europe. You will learn of the expulsion of these prominent families and the sudden demise of a once vibrant Catalan Jewish community.
HBO fans are sure to know Girona as one of the sixth season filming locations in the popular series Game of Thrones. The Baroque staircase where Jaime Lannister battles with High Sparrow is definitely worth a visit.
Once you have finished touring Girona, Your LivTours local guide will recommend a few delicious places for lunch, so you can begin your Dali Museum trip with a full belly. Relax and unwind over a typical Girona dish of chicken with crayfish, beef with mushrooms or sweet sausage made with apples (botifarra) and of course, a glass of cava or Spanish wine (lunch not included in price of the tour).
DALI MUSEUM IN FIGUERES
After a delicious lunch in Girona, you and your LivTours guide will board a train to Figueres – the hometown of one of the world’s most influential surrealist artists – Salvador Dalí. Your time in Figueres will be just enough time to get a feel for this beautiful charming town with a short walking tour and of course, a guided visit of the Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador Dalí – a museum dedicated to Salvador Dalí and even designed by the artist himself! The museum was the former town theater which was bombed during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, Dali bought it later on and lived to see the creation of the museum. Full of installations and amazing paintings, you will learn about the technique behind the artist’s optical illusions and where his passion for art began as a young child. The museum also holds a crypt below ground, where the artist himself lays to rest.
At the end of your Full Day Girona and Figueres from Barcelona Tour your LivTours guide will accompany you back to the train station to see you off with instructions on how to get back to Barcelona in time for a late dinner.