Figueres and Dalí, beyond the museum in 10 steps

Figueres and Dalí, a long strory

On the Costa Brava, we speak about the Dalínian triangle, or Triangle Salvador Dalí with Pubol castle, the house of Port Lligat in Cadaques and the theater-museum in Figueres. But Figueres and Dalí is a bigger story than the Mae West room. Figueres, his home town, offers other sites to visitors, where you can find traces of the Catalan genius. You will find below the plane of the center of Figueres which gives you places of this Dalí itinerary.

The home house of Salvador Dalí [1]

Salvador Dali was born May 11, 1904, at number 20 Calle Monturiol, known as Casa Puig. This Modernist building was designed by Josep Azemar architect most representative of this style in the capital of high-Emporda. (See Casa Roger (1886), the No. 9 Carrer Monturiol). Dalí lived in this house with his parents and his sister Ana Maria until 1922 when he moved to Madrid. Although it belongs to the city, with a museum project, it can not be visited.

Ramon Institut Muntaner [2]

Considered the first secular school in Spain, this school welcomed Salvador Dalí. With some friends, he participated in the publication of a magazine published in 1919, Studium. Although the building has been renovated, it retains some original spaces. It is located in the corner between the Institute and Plaça del Carrer Muntaner, in the following Carrer del Pau.

Map Figueres Dali itinerary

Emporda Museum[3]

You can also visit the Museum of the Empordà, located at number 2 on the Rambla. It houses collections of major works of Catalan masters of the late nineteenth century, as well as paintings, sculptures and drawings by local artists such as Joan Nunez, professor of Dalí, and other Surrealist of Emporda representatives.

Toy Museum [4]

The toy museum has a permanent exhibition on the first twenty years of the artist. Many memories related to both himself and his family: a reproduction of the family photo album, personal toys.

Café Astoria[5]

It was the bar prefered by Salvador Dalí. He spent many days and nights when he was in Figueres. Countless photos are preserved. It is a privileged place overlooking the Rambla.

Hotel Duran[6]


At number 5 Carrer de Lasauca, close to the Ramblas, there is an essential place to Dalí in Figueres. This is the hotel where he is descended in Figueres, before taking refuge in the Torre Galatea, at the end of his life. The couple Dalí reserved rooms 101 and 102. In the restaurant you will find menus, photographs and works of Dalí himself.


Church Sant Pere[7]

In this church was baptized Salvador Dalí. He used to go to this church with his family. Building of Romanesque, only few traces remain of origin. The building we see today responds to its reconstruction in the style gothique. This is one of the most important religious buildings in Figueres.

Gala Dalí place [8]

Figueras - Theatre Musée Dali
During the building of the Theatre Museum, a space was booked for open-air museum dedicated to the artist. On the one hand, a monument to Francesc Pujols leading to its brands golden eggs. In addition, a tribute to Newton and three sculptures representing Antonin Mercé Meissonier, one of his favorite artists. You can find also a television obelisk and several sculptures Dalí himself.


Theater museum Dalí[9]

The « largest surrealist object in the world » was builded on the ruins of the former Municipal Theatre and his medieval tower known as Torre Gorgot, that he renamed Torre Galatea in honor of Gala. in the museum, there thirty labyrinthine spaces where you can see many works of the painter and his artist friends. You can also go down to the crypt where he is buried, and visit the famous Mae West room, which is currently reconstructed in the Paris exhibition and Madrid.

Figueras - Theatre Musée Dali

Jewels Dalí, Joies Dalí [10]

Since 1982, in a building next to the Theatre Museum shows the collection of 37 gold jewelry and precious stones, as well as 27 drawings and paintings by Dalí, produced between 1941 and 1970. This is an exceptional collection which has passed through several hands before being acquired by the Gala-Salvador Dalí fondation. The normal entry to the Museum gives free access to this unique space that visitors are often unaware of lack of time.

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Figueras - Theatre Musée Dali

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