The Barcelona-Figueres high-speed train
A new high-speed train line connecting Barcelona with Girona and Figueres was oficially opened on Tuesday. The trip from Barcelona to Girona now takes 37 minutes and the Barcelona-Figueres connection takes 53 minutes, with a ticket price of €15.70 and €20.20, respectively. From Figueres it is possible to take the TGV to Paris, and soon direct trips will be available.
This is excellent news for travelers, as both Girona and Figueres are major attractions. Girona is a charming ancient town with plenty of sights like its roman wall, a medieval cathedral and even a few modernist buildings! The city is divided into two sections by the river Onyar, and the houses built just beside the river are a characteristic landmark of the city.
In Figueres it is possible to visit the unique Salvador Dali Museum, which has a striking design and is considered the largest surrealistic object in the world, besides housing many important works of Salvador Dali. Apart from his paintings, sculptures and collages, there are many works created especially for the museum, like the Mae West room, a room that shows the face of Mae West when viewed from a particular angle.
In order to really appreciate both of these places at an affordable price, we recommend the Girona, Figueres and Dali Museum Day Trip, which is a full day trip including guided tours and some free leisure time so you get to know the city on your own pace. If this doesn´t suit your tastes, we have put together a selection of other tours including Girona and Figueres. The choice is yours!