Salvador Dalí, one of the world's most famous surrealist artists, hails from Figueres - Costa Brava. His works are housed in the Dalí Foundation, which consists of three Spanish Dalí museums in Figueres, Púbol and Port Lligat (Cadaqués). Every year they are visited by more than 1.5 million people.
The 3 museums of Dalí
In the so-called "Dalí Triangle" there are 3 different museums that are all worth visiting. To get you started we have listed them for you below:
The Teatro Museo Dalí is the largest museum where he lived and also died during the last years of his life. Tickets can be bought at the door, or ordered online. It is open every day, and in the summer months from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
TIP: Dalí by Night; During the month of August, this museum is also open late at night. (from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.)
The Casa-Museu Salvador Dalí is a museum in Port Lligat (Cadaqués) entirely dedicated to the artist's life. It is located in a villa where he lived for many years, and many of his works were created here. Reservations are required!
The Castell Casa-Museu Gala Dalí is located in Púbol, (Baix Empordà region - Girona) In this medieval castle, Dalí's creative efforts were focused on 1 single person, his wife and muse Gala. The intention was to offer her a unique refuge and resting place. Gala is buried in this castle.
Salvador Dalí was an eccentric artist with a long curly mustache. But was he a genius? Or a complete idiot? Melting watches, a telephone in the shape of a lobster or a sofa formed by big red lips; Dalí's work is a bit "crazy" which also appeals greatly to children!
The Dalí Museum in Figueres is also open in the evening in August, from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Ideal, no crowds or heat and in the evening the atmosphere is extra magical. In the intimate courtyard garden a glass of cava is served and you can watch unique and old documentaries about Salvador Dalí. Highly recommended, and you can ideally combine a visit to the museum with dinner at La Tagliatella - Figueres, right next to the museum.