20th century Spanish painter, sculptor, writer, engraver and set designer, Salvador Dalí is one of the greatest representatives of surrealism. His figure as an artist is part of the contemporary creative imagination and to this day is a significant and reference character in the art world.
The Alt Empordà region is without a doubt the best option for exploring the works by Dalí. You can visit the Dalí Theater-Museum and the exhibition of Dalí-jewels in Figueres, the house of Salvador Dalí in Portlligat and Gala-Dalí Castle in Púbol.
These three places (Figueres, Portlligat and Púbol) were essential for to Dalí, as this is where they developed and created their works. The landscape, the architecture, the residences and the museum that make up the Dalí triangle are essential in the artistic history of Dalí’s work.
«In this privileged place the real and the sublime are almost touched. My paradise Mystic begins in the Empordà plain, is surrounded by the hills of the Alberes and finds its fullness in the bay of Cadaqués. This country is my permanent inspiration».
Discover the universe of Salvador Dalí and explore new sensations around art, through a tangible and mythical concept.
It opened in 1974 and is the last major work of the artist, considered as the only opportunity to observe, live and enjoy the thought of Salvador Dalí from its beginnings to the evolution of recent years. He himself performed his Theater-Museum:
«Clearly there are other worlds, that’s for sure; but, as I have said many sometimes these other worlds are in ours, they reside on earth and precisely in the center of the dome of the Dalí Museum, where the whole new unsuspected and hallucinatory world of surrealism is».
House of Salvador Dalí
The Portlligat House-Museum was the only stable house of the artist, where he lived and worked until the death of his wife Gala in 1982, when he changed his residence to the Castle of Pub.
The house is the result of forty years of effort and dedication. For Dalí Portlligat it was a very special place, and he himself defined it like this:
«Portlligat is the place of the realizations. It’s the perfect place for me work. Everything is conjured up to make it so: time passes more slowly and every hour has its fair share dimension. There is a geological tranquility: it is a unique planetary case».
Enjoy a visit to Salvador Dalí’s house exploring where the part took place most intimate of his life and where are the objects that represent the artistic career of the genius of surrealism.
It is a medieval building with which Salvador Dalí presented his lady and muse Gala. The Gala Dalí Castle House-Museum in Púbol has been open to the public since 1996, and is where you can see the mythical sculptures of giant elephants that decorate the castle garden, the collection of Gala costumes designed by Dalí. and all the works which throughout his history he dedicated to his lady.
During the 80’s it became the artist’s workshop, as he himself was responsible for decorating the interior, creating pictorial representations on the walls and ceilings, and creating a sober and delicate atmosphere. One of Dalí’s most important works that you can explore in this castle is in the basement mausoleum, where his wife Gala is buried.
Live the Dalí universe, live the Empordà!