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Europe Travel: Figueres, Spain in 2 Days, 1 Night— Activity Recommendations

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This is a list of activity recommendations for two days, one night in Figueres, Spain.


The basics

  • Figueres, Spain
  • Travel to Figueres from Andorra la Vella, a three hour trip.
  • Stay at Duran Hotel, Figueres

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At-a-glance activities per day

Figueres

Activity

Day 1

Stayed at the Hotel Duran
Enjoy sangria on a patio in historic old town

Day 2

Salvador Dali Museum, Figueres

Day 1: Arrive to Figueres & walk around La Rambla

Arrive to Figueres from Andorra la Vella. Drop your bags off to the Duran Hotel. Walk around La Rambla and try out different sangrias and tapas from the local (but pricey) restaurants and tapas bars that line the boulevard.

Reserve tickets for the Teatro Museo Dalí as the museum is a popular school field trip site, attracting Spanish and French students alike. Enjoy dinner back at the Duran Hotel & Restaurant.

Map of Locations

Hotel Duran (and Restaurant): One of Salvador Dalí’s favorite restaurants in Figueres; many photos of him line the restaurant’s walls.
La Rambla (Boulevard) de Figueres: The boulevard runs through the historical center of Figueres.
Dalí Theatre-Museum: The main Dalí museum in Spain. The museum is actually a museum that Dalí had renovated to his surrealist taste. Inside experience three-dimensional installations and sculptures. Dalí is buried here.

Who was Salvador Dalí?

A 20th century painter, sculptor, filmmaker, printmaker and performance artist. He is one of the most famous Surrealists.

What is Surrealism?

“Surrealist artists…seek to explore the unconscious mind as a way of creating art, resulting in dreamlike, sometimes bizarre imagery across endless mediums. The core of Surrealism is a focus on illustrating the mind’s deepest thoughts automatically when they surface.”

Park West Gallery

Day 2: Dalí Theatre-Museum & Dalí’s home in Cadaqués, Spain

In the morning visit the Dalí Theatre-Museum. Depart mid-morning for a guided tour of Dalí’s home in Cadaqués, Spain. Following the visit, depart for Barcelona.

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