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Casa-Museu Salvador Dalí

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Casa Museu Salvador Dalí
Casa Museu Salvador Dalí

The Casa-Museu Dalí, where Gala and Dalí lived, is an unmissable visit for Surrealism fans

Catalan writer Josep Pla was very sure of one thing: 'I don't believe that there is anything, in this country or in most other countries, like it.' The Dalí House-Museum, located in Portlligat, was originally a small fisherman's cottage, where the painter regularly lived and worked from 1930 until the death of his partner Gala in 1982. Inside it has a labyrinthine structure with numerous small rooms as well as decoration made up of an eclectic selection of objects that Dalí collected down the years. Outside, the standout feature is the giant egg on top of the roof that, according to the artist, was there because the house was 'intrauterine'. Incidentally, the house (which was converted into a museum following Dalí's death) was visited by the likes of Walt Disney and the Duchess of Windsor while the artist was still alive.


Venue name: Casa-Museu Salvador Dalí
Address: Platja Portlligat, s/n
Opening hours: Jan 1-10: Mon-Sun 10.30am-6pm. Jan 11-Feb 11: closed. Feb-Mar: 10.30am-6pm. Mar-Jun: 10.30am-6pm. Jun-Sep: 9.30am-9pm. Sep-Dec: 10.30am-6pm.
Price: €11. Reduced: €8
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