Figueres: The seat of hypnotising Dalí Theatre-Museum, the world center of surrealism

“I want my museum to be a single block, a labyrinth, a great surrealist object. It will be totally theatrical

museum. The people who come to see it will leave with the sensation of having had a theatrical dream.” — 

Salvador Dalí

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Imagine

Mediterranean sun,

 cypress, fig and pomegranate trees,

vineyards and crickets.

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Imagine

tranquil and colourful small Catalonian town close to the border with France,

town called Figueres or simply “the fig trees” in Catalonian.

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Imagine

the birth town of Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol or Salvador Dalí, for short,

the world center of surrealism,

the surrealist haven demonstrating Dalí’s imaginative surreal style and whimsical ideas.

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Imagine

the town where you can find Dalí Theatre-Museum,

 museum designed by the artist himself,

theater directed by the master of visual tricks and eye games himself,

place exciting, creative and intriguing as Dalí’s mind by itself.

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Imagine

 the town where you can see old Municipal theater transformed into the museum,

place of the first exhibitions of young Dalí,

place unique as the artist himself: playful, witty, charming, mad, extraordinary, original, bizarre, exciting, unconventional and ingenious.

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Imagine

the town where you can enjoy in quirky architecture of the red museum’s building holding eggs on the top,

with theatrical glass roof cupola above the stage,

and with the crypt of buried Dalí below the stage.

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Imagine

the town where you can experience nerves touching collection of Dali’s art paintings, sculptures, installations and jewels,

fascinating sculptural installation of the Mae West room,

and amusing Palace of the Wind ceiling room with the feet of Dalí and Gala.

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Imagine

the town in which you can observe the museum with golden Oscar statues with arms upraised to the sky demonstrating wealth and fame in the atrium,

bizarre Rainy Taxi parked in the central courtyard,

and playful optical illusion of “Lincoln in Dalivision” or “Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea“ that changes with the perspective above the main stage.

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Imagine

the town with the largest surrealist object in the world,

the largest single Dalí’s masterpiece,

the home of shocking and extravagant artistic genius, Dalí.

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Do you need to imagine more?

Please stop imagining and just go to Figueres to see with your eyes and witness with your mouth the world center of surrealism!

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“Where, if not in my own town, should the most extravagant and solid of my work endure, where if not here? The Municipal Theatre, or what remained of it, struck me as very appropriate, and for three reasons:
first, because I am an eminently theatrical painter; second, because the theatre stands right opposite the church where I was baptized; and third, because it was precisely in the hall of the vestibule of the theatre where I gave my first exhibition of painting.” – Salvador Dalí


Where is: Figueres is about 40 km (25 miles) from Girona, 140 km (87 miles) from Barcelona, 60 km (37 miles) from Perpignan, and 50 km (31 miles) from Girona-Costa Brava Airport; well-connected to Paris and Barcelona-Madrid with high-speed train, the Museum is 15 minute walk from the train station.


Surreal Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain
Dalí Theatre and Museum in Figueres
Central stage of the Dalí Theatre and Museum in Figueres
Glass roof cupola above the Museum’s stage
The golden Oscar statues with upraised arms in the Dali Museum
The golden Oscar statues with upraised arms in the Museum’s courtyard in Figueres
Rainy Taxi by Dali at the Museum in Figueres
“Rainy Taxi”, an artwork installed in the open courtyard of the Museum in Figueres
The Mae West room at the Dalí Theatre Museum
The Mae West room, a surrealist installation at the Dalí Theatre Museum in Figueres
Dali Museum in Figueres
Palace of the Wind ceiling room with the feet of Dalí and Gala in the Museum in Figueres
A portrait at the Dali Museum in Figueres
One of the numerous portraits of Gala by Dalí at the Museum in Figueres

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