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    A Glimpse of Catalan Art and Nature

    A Glimpse of Catalan Art and Nature
    Starts from

    Toulouse

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    31

    Duration

    3 days

    Length

    653 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Toulouse

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    3 days

    Length

    653 mi

    History and CultureUnusual LocationsActive LeisureCross-border
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    Margherita Barbieri

    Margherita Barbieri

    Travel Expert

    Highlights

    • Meet the soul of Dali in his house-museum in Cadaqués.
    • Experience his art in the Dalì theatre-museum in Figueres.
    • Defy vertigo by climbing the tower of the Sagrada Familia.
    • Sit on the Gaudi-designed serpentine in Park Güell.
    • Lose yourself in the narrow streets of Barcelona's Gothic quarter.
    • Visit the thousand-year-old Abbey nestled in the stone of Montserrat.
    • Visit a Templar castle in Lleida.
    • Admire the Pyrenees as you cross the Aran Valley.
    This itinerary in just three days will allow you to experience a different Spain, among art, nature, and history. The first day will be dedicated to discovering the artist Dalì, starting with its Theatre-Museum in Figueres where most of his works are exhibited.
    You will take advantage of being in the city to visit the Castell de Sant Ferran on the hill and then head towards the coast to visit the artist's House Museum in the village of Port Lligat, in the municipality of Cadaqués.
    The second day will instead be dedicated to the magical city of Barcelona, starting in the footsteps of a great artist who transformed it through his art. You will commence with a visit to the Sagrada Familia, defying heights by climbing up the towers, and then stroll through Park Güell, to admire how art and nature can coexist.
    In the afternoon you will reach the Montjüic Castle on the hill, where you will admire Barcelona from above, and then head back down to the coast to relax on the Barceloneta beach. After a walk on the main Rambla you will get lost in the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter.
    The last day will be dedicated to medieval history at higher altitudes. The first stop will be Montserrat Abbey where you can visit the Benedictine convent with over a thousand years of history and see the famous Black Madonna, also called the Morenita.
    You will then head to Lleida, where you will have the opportunity to enter a real Templar castle and then climb the hill where the ancient medieval city once stood and tour the Seu Vella complex of which both the Cathedral and the Castle are part and which is enclosed in fortified walls. You will return to Toulouse through the Aran Valley and the Pyrenees on the border between France and Spain.
    It is important considering the different habitats you will find yourself in to bring both light clothes, a swimming suit, and something to cover you up on your last day. Also remember to book all museums well in advance as both Figueres and Barcelona are very touristic city.

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    This itinerary in just three days will allow you to experience a different Spain, among art, nature, and history. The first day will be dedicated to discovering the artist Dalì, starting with its Theatre-Museum in Figueres where most of his works are exhibited.
    You will take advantage of being in the city to visit the Castell de Sant Ferran on the hill and then head towards the coast to visit the artist's House Museum in the village of Port Lligat, in the municipality of Cadaqués.
    The second day will instead be dedicated to the magical city of Barcelona, starting in the footsteps of a great artist who transformed it through his art. You will commence with a visit to the Sagrada Familia, defying heights by climbing up the towers, and then stroll through Park Güell, to admire how art and nature can coexist.
    In the afternoon you will reach the Montjüic Castle on the hill, where you will admire Barcelona from above, and then head back down to the coast to relax on the Barceloneta beach. After a walk on the main Rambla you will get lost in the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter.
    The last day will be dedicated to medieval history at higher altitudes. The first stop will be Montserrat Abbey where you can visit the Benedictine convent with over a thousand years of history and see the famous Black Madonna, also called the Morenita.
    You will then head to Lleida, where you will have the opportunity to enter a real Templar castle and then climb the hill where the ancient medieval city once stood and tour the Seu Vella complex of which both the Cathedral and the Castle are part and which is enclosed in fortified walls. You will return to Toulouse through the Aran Valley and the Pyrenees on the border between France and Spain.
    It is important considering the different habitats you will find yourself in to bring both light clothes, a swimming suit, and something to cover you up on your last day. Also remember to book all museums well in advance as both Figueres and Barcelona are very touristic city.
    Margherita Barbieri

    Margherita Barbieri

    Travel Expert

    • Meet the soul of Dali in his house-museum in Cadaqués.
    • Experience his art in the Dalì theatre-museum in Figueres.
    • Defy vertigo by climbing the tower of the Sagrada Familia.
    • Sit on the Gaudi-designed serpentine in Park Güell.
    • Lose yourself in the narrow streets of Barcelona's Gothic quarter.
    • Visit the thousand-year-old Abbey nestled in the stone of Montserrat.
    • Visit a Templar castle in Lleida.
    • Admire the Pyrenees as you cross the Aran Valley.

    Travel itinerary

    Through the Places of Dali's Soul
    9 Activities

    Day 1

    214 mi0.9 mi

    Through the Places of Dali's Soul

    This first day will be mainly dedicated to learning about the life, works, and places of Salvador Dali. You will cross the border into Spain to reach Figueres, where you will visit the Dali Theatre and Museum. You will then head to the top of the nearby hill to visit the Castell de Sant Ferran and then continue towards the coast, reaching Cadaqués. In this fishing village, you will visit Dali's house with its scenic garden. Continue south on the Costa Brava, where you will spend the night in a glamping 15 minutes' walk from the beach on the Gulf of Roses.
    19:45
    On the Wave of Gaudi's Vibe
    13 Activities

    Day 2

    106 mi4 mi

    On the Wave of Gaudi's Vibe

    This second day will be totally dedicated to discovering the magical city of Barcelona and several of its artistic, architectural, and scenic wonders. You'll start the itinerary with a visit to Gaudi's masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia. You will climb to the top of the tower of the majestic cathedral and admire Barcelona from above. Then stroll through Park Güell, still following in the artist's footsteps. In the afternoon, head to the hill of Montjuic where you will visit the castle and enjoy different angles of Barcelona from different viewpoints. You can't miss a swim at the Barceloneta beach before walking down the Rambla. From here you'll pass by Palau Gaudì and Casa Batló and venture through the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and the Barceloneta where you'll end your day dining in a typical Catalan tapas bar.
    16:45
    From the Abbey of Montserrat to Lleida
    9 Activities

    Day 3

    331 mi0.1 mi

    From the Abbey of Montserrat to Lleida

    Spend this last day in the midst of history and nature. The first stop is the Montserrat Abbey, perched and nestled within the imposing mountains. Continue to the historic city of Lleida, where you will visit the Templar Castle of Gardeny and the medieval complex of the Seu Vella, consisting of the castle and cathedral. On your way back to Toulouse you will cross the scenic Aran Valley, stopping in Vielha and continuing through the Pyrenees.

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