The theatre museum of Salvador Dalí in Figueres is considered as the largest collection of surrealist art in the world.
It not only contains pieces of Dalí himself but also from contemporaries like El Greco, Modest Urgell and many others. Together with Dalí's house of birth in Portlligat near Cadaqués and the Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol, the museum forms the Dalí triangle in the north of Catalunya.
It was opened in 1974 by Salvador Dalí himself.
He bought the theatre of Figueres, which had almost completely been destroyed during the Spanish civil war, and dedicated more than 10 years to the works of rebuilding it.
Today around 1,500 pieces of art are shown here from paintings and drawings to sculptures. In the same building but accessibale through a different entrance, the Dalí gallery holds a collection of unique gold jewels.
Since his death in 1989, the grave of Salvador Dalí can also be visited in the crypt at the basement of the museum.
Walking towards the museum in the centre of Figueres, the first thing you will see is the dome of the former theatre. It was constructed by Emilio Pérez Piñero and today is considered as the most famous landmark of Figueres.
Facts Opening hours: March - June 9.30 - 18 hrs July - September 9 - 20 hrs October 9.30 - 18 hrs November to February 10.30 - 18 hrs Admission: Individual 11 Euros, Students, Pensioners 8 Euros (including Dalí Jewel exhibition)
How to get there?
There are several public trains from Barcelona Sants to Figueres. From the station it is a 15-minute walk to the museum.
If you would like to see Figueres, the Dalí Museum and Girona in one day, we recommend you to take the Figueres, Dalí & Girona Bus Tourfrom Barcelona. For an individual tour of the Dalí triangle and the beautiful surrounding coastline around Cadaqués, please contact
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