Salvador Dalí Sites in Costa Brava

By Viator, July 2015

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Barcelona may be filled with Gaudí’s quirky creations, but on a day trip tour outside of the city, you can discover another of the region’s artistic darlings: Salvador Dalí. Indeed just north of Barcelona along the Costa Brava, you’ll enter the Salvador Dalí Triangle, and the world behind the artist synonymous with surrealism.


The first corner of the Dalí triangle is his hometown of Figueres, where you’ll find the city’s main pride and joy, the Salvador Dalí Theatre and Museum. Designed by the artist himself, the museum – which occupies a theater once destroyed during the Spanish Civil War -- is filled with thousands of works spanning his life, from holograms to installations, paintings and photography.


Then there’s Portlligat, the sleepy little fishermen’s village just minutes away from neighboring Cadaqués. There, upon the sea, is where Dalí planted his roots, living with his wife Gala until her passing. Today, his once home now serves as a museum, where you can make like Dalí and see the world through his eyes, walking through his still-furnished house and around his eccentrically decorated gardens.

Púbol Castle

After Gala’s passing, Dalí moved to Púbol Castle, which he bought in 1969 as a gift to his wife. He had purchased the castle when it was in a state of disrepair, ultimately restoring and decorating it to suit his, and, more precisely, his wife’s tastes. These days it is open to the public and filled with all sorts of memorabilia, from Gala’s high-fashion gowns to poolside busts of Robert Wagner, and even Gala’s Dalí-designed underground mausoleum.

At just an hour to two hours away from Barcelona, this surreal world of Dalí makes for an easy escape from the city. To get the most out of your excursion, take advantage of a Figueres and Cadaqués day trip, during which you can marvel at the masterpieces in the theater-turned-museum before heading on to either Cadaqués or Púbol Castle. Or, mix it up a little with a museum visit in Figueres, followed by a walking tour of Girona, where you’ll learn about the colorful city’s Jewish Quarter and explore Arabian baths.

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