This tour will lead participant into Mediterranean coast of Catalonia, land of rich and varied scenery, created by the geographical conditions. Catalonia artistic heritage is a permanent reminder of people creativity. The first part of the tour we base in a four star hotel in Barcelona, cosmopolitan city, home to architects and artists at the turn of the last century, Dali, Mire, Antonio Gaudi.
Recommendation of the tour:
This tour implies a considerable walking time while walking city tours, natural parks and exploring the cobbled streets of some villages, please be sure of a minimum level of fitness
Length: 7 days
Visiting period: February. March, April, May, June, September, October, November
Others: Comfortable shoes, camera, notebook
THE DAY OF GAUDI & MODERNISME. BARCELONA.
Morning walking city tour of modernist architecture including hospital St Pau, and a stop a t the casa Mila ( Gaudi) followed by a visit to the Antonio Tapies Gallery.
In the afternoon, the Gaudi house museum, where he used to live for nearly twenty years, parc Güell UNESCO site, an assembly of structure designed by Gaudi and Sagrada Familia.
THE DAY OF GOTHIC QUARTER
Morning walking tour through Barcelona’s Gothic quarter, enjoy its charming corners and hidden squares. Visit the Palau Guell, spectacular mansion designed by Gaudi, and built for politician industrial and patron of Arts Eusebi Gll.
In the afternoon some time off, to do some shopping or visit others city museums, as Picasso Museum with a fantastic permanent collection and Museum of contemporary art.
THE DAY OF CADAQUES
Travel to Cadaques, quiet traditional port and remote town, where the mountain areas from the Catalan Pyrenees meet the temperate and mild climate of the coastal area.
Walking tour through Cadaques .nicknamed the jewel of the Costa Brava, In the early 20th century, both vineyard and olive growing were slowly disappearing, which led to an to emigrations to America of a large number of people and very soon the village became a favorite spot for foreign artists, who were attracted by the beauty of its rugged and rocky landscape.
THE DAY OF SALVADOR DALI
Morning walking tour, following tracks through the olive groves, to Dali’s home and museum located in a small fisherman’s hut in Portlligat. Salvador Dali was fascinated by its landscape, the light and the isolation of the place.
In the afternoon time as leisure. Many good choices of nice restaurants around
THE DAY OF CAP THE CREW
Travelling to the heart of Cap de Creus Natural Park, biological paradise of forests and meadows, we view a dramatic coastal landscape which inspired Dali. Morning excursion to explore its complex geology and ecology on foot along coastal paths. Interesting the capriciously shaped rocks, sculpted by the wind and the erosion of the sea.
Lunch at bar of Cap de Creus, lighthouse with superb views.
THE DAY OF DALI MUSEUM THEATRE & AIGUAMOLLS PARC
Depart by coach to Figueres for visit to the Dalí Theatre-Museum, located in the former Municipal Theatre, a 19th century construction destroyed at the end of the Spanish Civil War. On its ruins, Dalí decided to create his museum.
On the way back a stop by Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park. The second most important park in Catalonia.
Walking tour within the park. Its marsh areas re productive places, which generate the appropriate atmosphere for large number of vegetal and animal species.
Return home and end of the tour.