Silversea Luxury Cruises A Palamos

One of the best ways to arrive in Catalonia is by sea, especially via the Costa Brava. This coastline, also known as the Rugged or Wild Coast, stretches from Blanes to the French border. Its name aptly refers to the steep cliff of ancient twisted rocks, which runs its entire length and is bounded inland by the Catalan mountain ranges. The intensity of the coast’s colour, the ruggedness of the rocks and the scent of the plants all combine to add to its attraction. View more

The history of this region is long and varied. Traces can be found of the advanced culture of the Iberians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths and Arabs. With Wilfred I and the independence of Catalan countries, the Catalan dynasty was born. Later, in 1479, Catalonia became a part of unified Spain following the marriage of Isabel, Queen of Castile, and Fernando, King of Aragon. The port of Palamos, some 36 miles northeast of Barcelona, has been in existence for nearly 700 years thanks to its location on one of the deepest natural bays in the western Mediterranean. The town itself is the southernmost of a series of resorts popular with sun worshippers. For the most part, Palamos has managed to retain some of the charm of a fishing village. The port also serves as a gateway to such inland locations as Girona, the capital of the province. Art lovers may want to visit Figueras, famous for its bizarre Teatre-Museu Dali, the foremost of a series of sites associated with the eccentric surrealist artist, Salvador Dali. If you choose to stay in Palamos, you can enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the town or spend some time at a nearby beach. The town has a long seagoing tradition and busy harbour. The fish auction, prompted by the arrival of the fishing boats, is a spectacle worth seeing. The Fishing Museum illustrates the history and the life of the families who live off the sea.

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Excursions depuis Palamos

Dali’s Art and Jewels

Explore the surreal creations of acclaimed artist Salvador Dalí during this half-day outing to the Dalí Theatre-Museum.

Depart the pier for the approximately 45-minute drive to Figueres, located approximately 37 miles (about 60 kilometres) northwest of Palamos. Upon arrival, proceed for a visit to the Dalí Theatre-Museum.

Established in 1974, the Dalí Theatre-Museum sits atop the remains of the former Theatre of Figueres and contains a broad spectrum of works covering his career. Some of the most outstanding works on exhibit here include Port Alguer, The Spectrum of Sex Appeal, Soft Self-Portrait with Fried Bacon, Poetry from America, the Cosmic Athletes, Galarina, The Bread Basket, Atomic Leda and Galatea of the Spheres.

Dalí helped conceive and construct the museum for over a decade while he was alive. The result is a breathtaking monument to his vision and creativity. In addition to canvas and sculptures, the theatre now houses the Dalí Jewels collection.

This exhibit includes 37 baubles in gold and precious stones from the old Owen Cheatham collection, and 27 drawings and paintings on paper that Salvador made while designing them. All of the pieces in the collection are unique, and feature an innovative combination of materials, dimensions and shapes. Gold, platinum, precious stones, pearls, coral, and other materials were combined to form hearts, lips, eyes, plant and animal forms, religious and mythological symbols, and anthropomorphic forms.

Following your museum visit, some free time is made available to browse the museum shoppe, or ‘Ramblas’, the commercial shopping area, before re-boarding the coach for the approximately 45-minute return drive to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking. The museum is located in the ruins of a former theatre, and there are no lifts or elevators available to access the museum’s several floors. As a result, this tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. No flash photography is permitted in the museum.

Costa Brava by Mountain Bike

Experience the scenic splendour of the Costa Brave in a unique new way during this memorable sightseeing excursion via mountain bike.

Depart the pier for the approximately 30-minute drive to Llagostera. Upon arrival, receive your safety instructions and helmet, then commence your bicycle tour.

Ride from Llagostera through the Vall d'Aro along the Greenway’s ‘El Carrilet’. For decades, the Girona people used this track to reach the coast. The connection, based on a steam motor, was in use until 1950. Today, it serves as a lovely bicycle path with beautiful landscapes and cultural sights. The old train stations are still well-maintained, and some of them serve as museums, civic centres, etc.

Your bicycle tour concludes at Sant Feliu de Guíxols, which features a magnificent port and ancient monastery. Following a refreshment stop and some free time to explore the area, re-board your coach for the approximately 45-minute return drive to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of activity, and is recommended for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Bicycles and helmets are provided.

Immortal Girona

Embrace the Medieval charm and architecture of Girona during a scenic, half-day excursion to this historic ‘City of the Four Rivers’.

Depart the pier in Palamos for the approximately 45-minute drive inland to Girona.

Girona
Girona is situated in the valley of the Ter at the confluence of four rivers. Ancient buildings dominate the historic centre of Girona, reminders of the Romans, Arabs and Jews that lived here centuries ago. Upon arrival, commence your walking tour of the Medieval city centre and Jewish Quarter.

Cathedral of Girona
Next, a visit is made to the Gothic-style Cathedral of Girona. An impressive, Baroque-style staircase of 90 steps was erected in the 17th century, and leads to the front of the cathedral. Its design consists of an immense, 75-foot (23 metres) Gothic revival nave, the largest of its kind in existence today. The cathedral’s Romanesque origin is reflected in its walled enclosure, fortress-like appearance and strategic location. Inside, see valuable treasures that include jewels, old bibles, codices with finely-detailed miniatures, and a marvellous tapestry dating from the 11th century.

Arab Baths
Next, visit the 12th-century Arab baths located nearby. In reality, they are Christian baths built in the Arab style. Fully-restored with beautiful pergolas and cupolas, they are the only baths discovered to date from Medieval Christian Spain.

Following your visit, some free time is made available to browse the commercial shopping area, or ‘Ramblas’, before re-boarding your coach for the approximately 45-minute return drive to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking over uneven pathways, with stairs to negotiate.

Girona and the Dali Museum

Experience a wide array of Medieval and modern-day treasures during this memorable excursion to Girona, and a visit to the Dalí Theatre-Museum.

Depart the pier in Palamos for the approximately 45-minute drive inland to Girona.

Girona
Girona is situated in the valley of the Ter at the confluence of four rivers. Ancient buildings dominate the historic centre of Girona, reminders of the Romans, Arabs and Jews that lived here centuries ago. Upon arrival, commence your walking tour of the Medieval city centre and Jewish Quarter.

Cathedral of Girona
Next, a visit is made to the Gothic-style Cathedral of Girona. An impressive, Baroque-style staircase of 90 steps was erected in the 17th century, and leads to the front of the cathedral. Its design consists of an immense, 75-foot (23 metres) Gothic revival nave, the largest of its kind in existence today. The cathedral’s Romanesque origin is reflected in its walled enclosure, fortress-like appearance and strategic location. Inside, see valuable treasures that include jewels, old bibles, codices with finely-detailed miniatures, and a marvellous tapestry dating from the 11th century.

Afterward, some free time is made available to have lunch on your own and browse the commercial shopping area, or ‘Ramblas’, before re-boarding your coach for the brief drive to Figueres and a visit to the Dalí Theatre-Museum.

Dalí Theatre-Museum
Established in 1974, the Dalí Theatre-Museum sits atop the remains of the former Theatre of Figueres and contains a broad spectrum of works covering his career. Some of the most outstanding works on exhibit here include Port Alguer, The Spectrum of Sex Appeal, Soft Self-Portrait with Fried Bacon, Poetry from America, the Cosmic Athletes, Galarina, The Bread Basket, Atomic Leda and Galatea of the Spheres.

Following your museum visit, some free time is made available to browse the museum shoppe, or ‘Ramblas’, the commercial shopping area, before re-boarding the coach for the approximately 45-minute return drive to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking. The museum is located in the ruins of a former theatre, and there are no lifts or elevators available to access the museum’s several floors. As a result, this tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. No flash photography is permitted in the museum. Due to time constraints, the Dalí Jewel exhibit is not included in the museum visit. The city centre of Girona is explored on-foot.

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