We got up this morning and went for a little run to see Salvador Dali’s house. Let’s just say it’s super cool and I want to live in it. I really want to live in Cadaques, period. What a gorgeous little place. I am so glad we came to visit.
After our run we had breakfast at the hotel then drove to Figures where we waited in line for about 45 minutes to see the Dali museum. While waiting, I bought a bottle of water from the Dalicatessin. So glad they have a sense of humor here!
Well, the wait was so worth it. Though it doesn’t even begin to house all of his work, we were absolutely amazed by his creativity and depth of artistry. From modernizing Roman and Greek images, to creating a sculpture out of an old Cadillac, to a Hologram called “First Cylndric Chromo-Hologram Portrait of Alice Cooper’s Brain,” the museum was full of inventive and crazy items. The museum should not be missed. We caught a little lunch before leaving for Girona, our last stop before Barcelona.
Our hotel in Girona was recommended in the tour guides—it was literally right in the center of town; in fact it involved a harrowing drive onto a pedestrian street. We really liked Girona a lot. We rested for just a moment, then started walking through the Jewish quarter—the oldest part of town with very close buildings and shops. We ended at the Cathedral, which was started in 1416, and has the widest Gothic nave in the world. It was truly breathtaking. On the way back to the hotel for a rest, we stopped at the store Desigual, which I fell in love with back in Arizona when I saw a lovely skirt that Isabelle had from the store. I tried on a dress but it was way too big, so it would have to wait for Barcelona. We got some ice cream and headed for a nap.
After a rest, we walked back into the Jewish quarter and happened upon a little wine shop where about 20 people had gathered outside. The shop keeper was serving wine out of his little store front, and a crowd had gathered to enjoy the tasting. We had to be a part of that, right? So we both got a glass for 1.5 Euro, and had fun in the street drinking our wine and people watching.
Dinner that night was tapas including stuffed squid, black rice with seafood, and mushroom cannelloni. We thought about going one more place before turning in, but we were spent, and went back to the hotel and read for just a few moments before falling asleep. Beautiful day, beautiful town. I would really recommend it.