Quick, name a Spanish artist! If you said Dalí, good job (although Gaudi is also an acceptable answer… but not the one I’m looking for)! This surrealist painter is synonymous with Spain so why not take a sidetrip to see his works at the Dalí Museum in his hometown of Figueres. Actually, if you have enough time, you HAVE TO go.
About 1h45 minutes away by Catalunya express train or 2 hours away with the regional train, the Dalí Museum houses the largest collection of his work and is, in itself, a work of art. Entry is 11 Euro. 8 for students and seniors.
Thought-provoking, challenging, and mind-blowing are just some of the words I can think of to describe the works housed here. Built amid the ruins of an old theatre, his art is everywhere- inside, outside, part of the walls, on the floor and a glimpse at the celing reveals more and more creations as well. I’ve never seen anything like it! I promise you’ll feel the same way. He plays with perception, he plays with mediums/materials, he plays with depth and challenges what we know museums to be. True to Dalí, this place is unlike any other!!!
I can’t stress enough how AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING this site is. Don’t think of it as a museum, think of it as a wonderland. You’ll know what I mean once you see some pics. The highlight of my time there was the “Face of Mae West Which Can Be Used as an Apartment” work of art.
Give yourself a day for this. If you’re flexible with time, you can turn it into a 2 day excursion if you pair it and stay in beautiful Girona for a couple of nights. Dalí Museum in the small town of Figueres- DO IT! Visit http://www.salvador-dali.org/en_index.html for more information.