See where the great surrealist conjured his visions
Dalí Day Trip: Figueras & Cadaqués
If other worlds exist inside ours, as Salvador Dalí believed, our best chance of finding them is to go looking where he did.
This day tour takes you by luxury vehicle, with a private guide and driver, to the wellsprings of inspiration for the great Catalan painter. First to his birthplace in Figueres, and the fantastical Theatre-Museum that he designed himself, with its iconic, geodesic, Disney-like dome, drawing kids and adults alike into his “hallucinatory world of surrealism.” Dalí was laid to rest in the crypt below, amid chambers filled with his paintings, sculptures, collages and curios.
Then it’s on to the pretty, whitewashed fishing village of Cadaqués, where you’ll take a stroll around the bay that Dalí often drew into his work. He studied it through the warped picture windows of the Portlligat House-Museum, where the artist lived for half a century, splicing a cluster of fishing cottages into his singular dream home. Wandering that labyrinth of trick-mirrors, stuffed swans and phallic pools is as close as you’ll get to the inside of his mind.
What to Expect
Visit Dalí’s birthplace and resting place in Figueres, where his Theatre-Museum is a monument to his life, art and philosophy.
Walk the waterfront at Cadaqués, taking in the seascape that Dalí painted into surreal masterpieces like The Persistence of Memory.
Explore the artist’s maze-like former home on Portlligat Bay, filled with his signature design flourishes and odd collected artifacts.
Start Time & Duration: 8 hours
What’s included: Private driver, Mercedes Viano vehicle, guide, full-day tour, Theatre-Museum visit, Portlligat visit, lunch
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes.