Salvador Dalí, the Empordà painter and the "Dalinian Triangle"The Dalí Triangle is made up of the municipalities of Púbol, Portlligat and Figueres, places where the Empordà painter Salvador Dalí lived his career and which served as inspiration for Dalí's universe. The Dalí Triangle is an ideal route for a weekend break, as the three towns are located on the Costa Brava.
Salvador Dalí (1904 - 1989), considered by many to be a multifaceted eccentric genius, was one of the greatest exponents of surrealist art in the world. His creative activity, apart from painting, was also evident in cinema, sculpture, design and writing, fusing character and work and turning him into a provocateur.
Today we suggest you follow the footsteps of Salvador Dalí, from the Dalí Theater-Museum in Figueres, passing by the Salvador Dalí House-Museum in Portlligat and ending at the Castell de Púbol, in La Pera.
Figueres and the Dalí Theater-Museum
The Dalí Theater-Museum, inaugurated in 1974, is located in the building of the former Municipal Theater in the city of Figueres, which was partially destroyed during the Civil War and where Dalí himself decided to locate the museum. The whole museum was designed and conceived by him and really offers visitors a unique and captivating experience within the surrealist world of the painter. The tour through the rooms allows us to observe his early artistic experiences, surrealism, nuclear mysticism and his passion for science until we reach the works of the last years of Salvador Dalí's life.
Portlligat and the Salvador Dalí House-Museum
The Salvador Dalí House-Museum was built on former fishing huts in Portlligat, within the municipality of Cadaqués, where the painter lived and worked regularly from 1930 until Gala's death in 1982. Inside, the labyrinthine structure makes it easy to get lost and the decoration is made up of unconnected objects collected by Dalí himself throughout his life. In 1997, it opened to the public, as an essential place to visit if you want to know the painter’s universe better. Among its rooms, you can see his studio, the library, the rooms where he spent his private life and the garden and pool area. Tickets should be purchased in advance on the website.
Púbol and Gala-Dalí Castle
Púbol is a small town in the municipality of La Pera, in the Baix Empordà. There is where Dalí bought the 14th century medieval castle as a gift to his wife and muse Gala in order to offer her a refuge in which to rest. It was Dalí himself who took care of the decoration of its interior with antiques, romantic and baroque symbolism, creating a sober atmosphere for his beloved. As a curiosity, it is worth noting that when Gala was staying at the castle, only those who had a written invitation from her, including Dalí himself, could visit her. In 1982, Dalí retired from public life due to the death of his muse Gala and the Gala-Dalí Castle became his last studio and the mausoleum of his beloved. It is recommended to buy the ticket in advance.
Enter the surreal world of Salvador Dalí by following in his footsteps through the Dalinian Triangle. Surround yourself with art, genius and eccentricity in these landscapes of the Costa Brava trodden by Dalí.