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.
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.
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.
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.