Dalí’s Museum in Figueres, near Barcelona
This tour takes us to Salvador Dalí’s hometown, Figueres, 120 km from Barcelona and inland from the Costa Brava, the stunning coastal landscape that he never tired of painting.
The Dalí Museum in Figueres opened in 1974 after an extensive remodeling and refurbishment of a former abandoned theater.
At the Dalí Museum you’ll discover that all the works, paintings and objects displayed there were chosen by Dalí, to offer future visitors an unforgettable and surrealist experience. But it’s not just the inside that’s his creation, on the outside squares surrounding the museum you can see some unique sets of sculptures designed by him. The peculiar transparent rectangular-shape dome that crowns the building has become an icon and emblem of the city of Figueres. Dalí spent his last years living at Torre Galatea, a round structure just next to the museum. And he’s buried there too; you can see his grave from two different places inside the museum.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world visit it every year, and having an expert guide will ensure that you get the maximum enjoyment out of this magical place. Our guides will lead you through the museum, making sure you see Abraham Lincoln’s face, the furniture setup that becomes Mae West’s face if you look at it through a lens, the “Palau del vent,” a room with Dalí’s version of the Sistine Chapel, and much more.
It’s quite a big museum, so don’t worry if we skip a few minor works. Of course, visiting the Dalí Museum in Figueres with a licensed guide means that you’ll have Priority Access.
Before leaving we’ll have some time for a light bite in Figueres.
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