Halfway point between Barcelona and Madrid
May 02, 2010
Sep 03, 2010
We woke up early and picked up our rental car at the Barcelona airport and drove north to Figueres to visit the Salvador Dali museum. This museum is as strange as they come, there is no rhyme or reason as to the order of the rooms or the floors, the artists are occasionally labeled under their work, but you are sure to discover you are in a house of a genius. Salvador Dali himself put together this collection in an old theatre in his hometown, truly a place not to miss if visiting Northern Spain. We then ventured even further north to Cadaques and Port Ligat, to the home of Salvador Dali and his wife, Gala. This is just as strange, but the location was beautiful and the eastern spanish coast is delightful. We then took a drive west to an Aragon city, known as Zaragoza. We miraculously found the hotel and spent the next day touring the city. My mother was approached by Spanish TV and was earnestly attempted to be interviewed, but since her spanish consists of Hola and Gracias and saying "Barcelona" like Penelope Cruz, she pointed to me and said "her spanish is better"- now anyone who knows me well will laugh at the idea of my Spanish being good enough to be interviewed by Spanish Television, so watch your TV sets for Spanish news shows, you might see something entertaining. We drove on and headed south to Madrid.