World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies

Barcelona, July 19th - 24th 2010

Girona and Dali Museum (Figueres)

Duration: 8/9 hours
Date available: Friday 23 July, 2010
Departure from Gran Hotel Catalonia - Barcelona (Balmes street 142) at 08.30 am. And from Hotel Serhs Campus at 09.00 am.

The city of Girona is located in the northeast of Catalonia, at aproximately 200 kilometers away from Barcelona. The first inhabitants in the region were Iberians, but later the Romans buit a Citadel there, giving it the name kept until nowadays. The oldest district of the city provides a marvellous setting for one of the best preserved Jewish Quarters in Europe.
This ancient quarter, clustered alongside the river, gathers a magnificent collection of ancient temples, belfries, houses, palaces and ramparts fringed by attractive riverside houses that are painted in pastel shades. It is also worth visiting the spectacular 14th Century Cathedral that contains the biggest gothic nave known in Europe.
Later heading to Figueras, a small town but with an history as an important trade center and a particularly good reputation for its cuisine. It is also the birthplace of artist Salvador Dali and houses the “Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador Dalí”, a large museum designed by Dalí himself. His works evidence a unique and individual style that attracts many visitors to this town.

Price per person: 110,00 € lunch included
Minimum required in order operating the tour: 20 persons. In case that the tour will not operate, full reimbursement of amount paid will be done. Cancellation: from 1 March until 31 May 50% of total amount paid will be reimbursed; from 1 June no reimbursement will be done.