If you are an art and culture lover and you are enjoying your holidays on the Costa Brava, you cannot miss the Dalí Route.
This route will take you through three emblematic places where you can immerse yourself in the surrealist world of the famous Catalan painter Salvador Dalí. Not only will you have the opportunity to appreciate some of the most outstanding works of this artistic genius, but you'll also gain a better understanding of his life and his sources of inspiration. So sit back and get ready to embark on this fascinating cultural journey through the life and work of Salvador Dalí.
The Dalí Museum in Figueres
Let's start our tour in Figueres, Salvador Dalí's hometown. Here you will find the Dalí Museum, a must-see for any lover of surrealist art.
This is no ordinary museum, it was designed by Dalí himself with the purpose of offering visitors a true surrealist experience. The building itself is a work of art, with its giant eggs and golden figures on the ceiling. But what will really take your breath away are the works of art inside.
From the famous painting "The Great Masturbator" to "The Persistence of Memory", where soft clocks hang from a tree, every corner of the museum is filled with works of art that defy logic and stimulate your senses. It is advisable to set aside a few hours to fully enjoy this journey into the Dalinian universe.
How to get to the Dalí Museum? From Hotel Sant Pere del Bosc, take the AP-7 road to Figueres. The journey takes approximately 70 minutes.
Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol
In the quiet village of Púbol you will find a jewel of surrealism, the Gala Dalí Castle. This castle was a gift of love from Salvador Dalí to his muse and wife, Gala. Here, Dalí materialised a creative universe so that Gala could retreat from the world.
When you visit this castle, you will enter a place full of symbolism and romanticism. In every corner you can feel the presence of Gala, the inspiration behind many of Dalí's masterpieces. The castle houses everything from paintings and drawings to sculptures and dresses that belonged to Gala. And we can't forget the garden, where long-legged elephants seem to walk among the flowers. A trip here is like entering a surreal dream, allowing you to see beyond the veil of the everyday world and immerse yourself in the fascinating Dalinian universe.
How to get to the Gala Dalí Castle? From the Hotel Sant Pere del Bosc, take the A-2 road towards Girona to Figueres. The journey takes approximately 1 hour.
The Dalí House Museum in Portlligat (Cadaqués)
The last stop on our Dalí Route is the Dalí House Museum in Portlligat, located in the charming seaside village of Cadaqués.
This house was Dalí's home and studio for more than three decades, until 1982, a place he himself described as "a true biological structure". Here, visitors can immerse themselves in Dalí's personal universe, exploring the rooms where he lived and worked.
The house is filled with peculiar objects and works of art that reflect the artist's eccentricity. From the giant egg that crowns the residence to his workshop filled with easels and paintbrushes, every corner offers a unique insight into Dalí's surrealist world. In addition, the panoramic views of the Mediterranean from the house are simply spectacular and served as inspiration for many of his masterpieces.
How to get to the Dalí House Museum? From Hotel Sant Pere del Bosc, take the AP-7 road towards Girona and continue to Cadaqués.
Practical tips for the Dalí Route
To make the most of the Dalí Route, there are some practical tips you should bear in mind. Firstly, the best time to visit these places is during spring and autumn, when the weather is milder and there are fewer crowds.
Remember that both the Dalí Museum in Figueres and the Dalí House Museum in Portlligat require advance booking, especially in high season. So plan ahead to make sure you get tickets for the dates you want.
We recommend that your access to the different museum spaces includes a guided tour to make the most of the experience. The Dalí Museum offers the possibility of taking a guided tour at night, which is even more special. In the case of the Salvador Dalí House, make sure you book in advance as tickets are usually limited.
If you need more information or assistance in booking your tickets for the Dalí Route, at Hotel Sant Pere del Bosc we will be happy to help you plan the different visits and itineraries.