Dali Theatre-Museum
Dali Theatre-Museum
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Instituted in 1974, this museum was built on the remains of the former Figueres Theater, and features a broad range of works of Salvador Dalí (1904-1989.)
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • permia
    40,838 contributions
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    Pinnacle of Dalí in Figueres
    A tremendous exposition of the genius that Dalí was, it begins with the building itself. Replete with his signature eggs and golden statuettes in numerous poses. In the courtyard a female figure erect on a Cadillac is surrounded by many other sculptural creations. A fine selection of his oeuvre is delightful. Family portraits, including his sister and of course a number of Gala are here. His imagination takes off in pieces such as Venus and Sailor, Rotting Bird plus many more. A bed with serpentine creatures as legs is striking. A later composition showing Dalí about to tickle the sole of a woman’s foot is playful. Venus de Milo with Drawers is another work that catches the attention. A take on one of his most famous paintings The Persistence of Memory is great to see, as were iterations of works featuring bread.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 3, 2023
  • Jennifer F
    10 contributions
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    Dali, the eccentric!
    It is an amazing museum, whether you like Dali's art or not. The history about him, his life, and his symbolic art is very fascinating! I would not recommend taking children due to the amount of display of breasts and penises. There is so much for the naked eye to see, literally!!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 13, 2023
  • janicepk
    Annapolis, Maryland1,122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved Dali’s works
    This museum is a good depiction of Dali’s life and the evolution of his books. It contains many sketches along with some of his major books. We have been museum in St. Petersburg Florida and this was a nice complement the artwork that is preserved there.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 23, 2023
  • Ray N
    Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom1,134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting, Strange Museum But Brilliant
    I visited the museum whilst on a tour. It was brilliant which such an eclectic mix of art works. It was quite busy at the time of my visit but everyone moved along quite quickly and you had plenty of time to view all the artworks. There was a shop near the exit where you could buy some souvenirs and books. I would definitely recommend this attraction if you are in Figueres.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Robulus_Maximus
    Colchester, United Kingdom17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dali, even more shocking than I knew…
    A hit and run visit to Figueres after a day in the sun left us little time to explore the city, so We hit the main attraction and was not disappointed. Touring Art galleries with a four and a six year old can be a little hit and miss, but this was hit after hit after hit. I chuckled to comments like, ‘Daddy, I’m feeling a bit strange, like I’m in a dream, or about to fall asleep. Am I dreaming??’ as we passed yet more jaw dropping surrealism. I think this is the mark of the man, he captured that dreamlike, wonky version of reality, that moment when your about to fall asleep and things start to skew, so well! Three generations walked to corridors, theatre like spaces, installations, ecclesiastical cubby holes, utterly inthralled. Amazingly, each age group gravitating to different interpretations and different pieces. With Dali, you expect wow factor, but most ‘shocking’ was the sheer volume of pieces created and over such an array of media; sculpture, pottery, pencil, installations, moving image, photography. Seemingly inexhaustible talent from an incredible mind, enduring savage wars in his home country and two world wars. No wonder his mind was a little dreamy. We loved it.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 13, 2023
  • maizedaisy
    Ambleside, United Kingdom795 contributions
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    Fascinating Dali experience
    Busy but possible to get timed tickets at entrance. Fascinating. Could have spent a whole day here. So much to see. Well laid out and very nice shop too. Exterior architecture amazing. An insight into Dali and his world.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Tina257
    New York City, New York485 contributions
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    Even if you're not into surrealism it's an interesting place
    I've been a fan of surrealism since college so there was no way I was going to miss seeing the museum Dali himself created. He built it over an old town theater that he visited as a child. He was a character and everything about this museum is like walking into one of Dali's dreams. The building itself is a surrealist piece of art, as are the rooms, as well as containing a very diverse collection of his art. (it also contains Dali's grave - you'll actually walk over it - like I said, he really was a character) I believe this is the largest collection of his work. Like so many of his works, if you keep looking you'll see more and more in its depths.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 19, 2023
  • Debra
    36 contributions
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    So much fun!
    What a great museum. I learned so much about Dali and have new respect for him as an artist. We spent almost three hours enjoying and learning. It's worth leaving Barcelona for the afternoon to see it.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 3, 2023
  • ADbomtony
    New York City, New York162 contributions
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    Art
    Well laid out museum with many works of Dali organized by theme, worth the day trip from Barcelona. Do not miss out on seeing the exterior of the building museum It is a busy museum so would recommended buying timed tickets in advance Note: If you take the train, there does not appear to be any transportation to get to the museum. We walked both ways on a very hot day
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Stephen P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lost and found
    This is a follow-up recommendation for Miquel. Following lunch, I mistakenly forgot my jacket, my favorite jacket, in the restaurant. I didn’t realize my mistake for hours, until we were half way back to Barcelona. My gut punch reaction…it’s gone. I just happened to mention the incident to Miquel when we returned to our hotel. One day later, he texted me saying that they had found my jacket. The next day he sent me a photo of the jacket for confirmation. Today, at 7:30am, my jacket was delivered by Miquel to the hotel’s front desk. Think about this. How many guides would have done all the annoying tasks and effort locating my jacket, picking it up and then delivering it. Honey, the probability is near zero!! Miquel is not only a great guide. He is also a very caring and dedicated professor and wonderful person. Thanks so much Miquel!!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 16, 2023
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ugo100hmonte
Natal, RN517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
After visit Barcelona other times and discover Gaudí, Picasso and Miró, I wanted to visit this place. We payed more than 50 euros, beyond the train to Figueres, (expensive for Brazilian currency), maybe I expected something else, but the Theatre-Museum was a dream of the Catalan Master. He created your little surreal world in the city where he was born.
Written April 2, 2020
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ11,562 contributions
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Sep 2019
A surprising highlight of my journey around Spain was visiting this museum in Figueres which features the works and passions of Salvador Dali. I had not done any “research” on this museum and did not know what to expect. I am so glad I went in with no expectations. Visiting this museum was a mind blowing experience from the moment I walked up to the complex until I finally walked out of the exit. As I approached the bricked walls and tower there are huge “eggs” lining the top of the walls and the towers. From that point, I realized I had to look at everything in the museum several times in order to get a sense of what Dali might be portraying. This includes the vintage Cadillac which “rains” in the interior; the painting of a nude woman which, upon closer inspection is actually a portrait of Abraham Lincoln; to the room which somehow becomes a portrait of Mae West! It may take a while, but the pieces of art will reveal themselves as far as one’s mind allows. There is so much to see and I enjoyed every moment I spent exploring this fascinating museum.
Written April 11, 2020
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Jennie B
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The museum is a lot of fun if you are a fan of Dali's work. It was very crowded especially with tour groups, which made it somewhat difficult to slowly meander and enjoy the art. We were there in the mid-afternoon, perhaps going earlier or later would have been less busy. Plan for crowds + bring patience to see all the art / get your time to stand and contemplate it.

Bring a few coins with you, (euros and 20 cents), as there are some places you can put in a coin to active a moving piece of art, like the taxi.

My partner and I were glad we did not take the train from Barcelona just to go to the museum, as it wouldn't have felt like quite enough to justify the day trip (maybe if we were bigger Dali fans). We also went to the Castell de Sant Ferran, a 15 minute walk from the museum in Figueres. We suggest you do too! Take the guided tour, it is wonderful. On our way home, we stopped in Girona to walk the city walls and have dinner- also a great experience. Made for a very long day, but made the cost of and time on the trains feel worthwhile.
Written February 24, 2020
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Ocado
Mapusa, India96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
It's a lovely place to visit at 15euros per person we spent about 2 hours there, we would have spent longer if it had not been full of instergram/Facebook and the like fools that were only interested in telling everyone they were there.
There is a no photo policy that was not adhered to with people climbing on exhibits to be photographed.
Exhibits are great and thought provoking
Written March 11, 2020
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Lawrence V
498 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
What a fascinating place and an equally fascinating man. My advice is to hire a guide that has a good working knowledge of Dali's art. You will get a much better appreciation for his work and some interesting insights into him.

This is a must do. It is weird and wonderful. I did not realize he had jewelry made to his designs. There is a separate gallery in the museum for these works which are amazing.

The car is an event! Put in a euro and an umbrella sprouts over car and it rains inside the car. Look closely at the mannequins inside the car - snails on them.

You will also note he had an obsession with dresser drawers and other body parts

A good hour drive from Barcelona, but worth the trip. If possible, make reservations in advance as the line can get long.
Written February 25, 2022
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BDavis1236
Westland, MI1,794 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I'm not an art person...museums tend to bore me, but this was different. Entertaining at every turn. I would highly recommend getting a tour to come here as the tour discussed the nuances, that i know I certainly would have missed.
Bring coins also, as many of the exhibits have a spot to insert a coin to get an enhanced show. If you like Dali, or even if you don't, this is an unforgettable afternoon.
Written February 23, 2020
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vbardh
Athens, Greece18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
The collection consists of Dali's works and his personal collection of other artists. It is built on the old municipal theater of Figueres,which was ruined during the Civil War. The building is spectacular, the collection covers Dali's the artistic expressions. It's worth visiting. The trip from Barcelona lasts 55 minutes by train and Figueres is an attractive town.
Written January 9, 2020
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Joachim P
Saltsjobaden, Sweden866 contributions
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Jun 2021 • Family
We first came here almost 20 years ago when our kids were young and it was about time to visit again. In the meantime, we have also visited the Dali museum in St Petersburg, Florida, USA twice. The two museums are very different in style and I highly recommend visiting both. The Figueres one is characterized by a fantastic building and lots of terrific objects inside. However, there is much less IT-based interactivity and they could also do a better job desrcibing the objects, paintings etc.
Written July 11, 2021
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_elainehindson
Kent, UK277 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We visited while on a short city break to Girona, which is only a fifteen minute train journey from Figueres. I had booked tickets online in advance, but there were still slots available on the day at the ticket office. It is a timed entry system, and they won’t let you in early, but it’s well organised. It is always very busy, and no-one was wearing masks, so if you feel vulnerable with Covid still being around, it might not be the place for you, as although the circulation works well, some spaces are pretty cramped.

We spent around two hours inside, including the Dali Jewels exhibition near the exit. The old theatre and stage areas are amazing spaces, and there are three floors with rooms and corridors to explore. Be prepared to queue in the Mae West room.

Although not big Dali fans, we’re glad we visited this quirky and iconic place. I had imagined it to be in a set apart location, but it was actually right in the middle of town. We arrived at Figueres Vilafant station on the high speed train from Girona, and took the bus into the centre. I think it might be closer to the other train station in Figueres, and possibly with a signposted walking route from other things I’ve read.

There isn’t a cafe in the museum, but you can find places to eat in the town.
Written October 4, 2022
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Mitja H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Visit to the museum fulfilled all my expectationd. Entry on time - without waiting.

Dali's works progress from "simpler" to more complex - from paintings to caricatures and statues. After viewing the works of art, there is a souvenir shop at relatively affordable prices.

In short, to summarize: visiting the museum was an excellent choice to supplement the vacation time.
Written July 20, 2022
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