This is our second visit to Figueres to see Dali`s museum. On leaving the public car park the first thing one notices is the large blue glass geodisc cupola (over sized golf ball !!) surmounting the roof; this illuminates an internal court which was the stage of the original theatre. Walking around the building towards the entrance and looking up, one cannot help but smile at the oversized egg decorations and statues at parapet level--is this a sign of things to come? Then one arrives at the front façade erected in 1849; the theatre was destroyed by fire in 1939 and remained as charred walls until work began in 1970 and the museum officially opened in September 1974.
There are 22 rooms over four floors exhibiting paintings, drawings, sculptures, displayed settings and the tomb of Salvador Dali. The internal courtyard is open to the sky with displays and statues around the ivy covered walls.
One travels between the exquisite the bizarre and amusement, all of which can excite pleasure and puzzlement. If you are not a follower of Dali it is still worth a visit. We enjoy it.
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