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Advice on day trip from Barcelona

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Advice on day trip from Barcelona


We are going to be in Barcelona for 4 days, and one of those 4 days we would like to dedicate to a day trip.


In general, which city is more recommended, Besalu or Girona/Figueres (if we only have 1 day for a day trip)?


If we see the Dali museum in Figueres, the second question is: how much time does the museum take? Is it possible to see the museum and the city of Girona in one day trip from Barcelona? (go there, see things, get back to Barcelona by night?)

Many thanks!

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1. Re: Advice on day trip from Barcelona

Girona and Figueres are not really close together. I would recommend Girona, it has a really nice Medieval centre, very clean and easy going compared to the Gothic quarter in Barcelona. If you want to spend the day running by all means go to Figueres but personnaly I would stay and spend a relaxing time in Girona. If it is your 1st. trip to Barcelona, I wonder if you will have enough time to soak up a small part of what the city has to offer and still have time for a day trip - Girona is at lease an hour and 30 mins drive from Barcelona (depends on who is driving!!)

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Coming from the US I guess you're used to travelling distances! I agree, Girona would be a good trip for the day, it's a lovely, laid back city with lots of history. However, if you head straight for Figueres (about 2-2.5 hours if you clog it!) you could spend 2 hours soaking up the amazing Dali Museum, then head to Besalu (20 mins from Figueres). Besalu is well worth a visit if you want history. I lived in Besalu for a couple of years and can recommend restaurants if you're interested. Besalu back to Barcelona on the AP7 should take you about 2 hours.

Good luck!

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