Salvador Dali is known for his bizarre, yet brilliant artwork. The Dali Theatre-Museum encompasses all the eccentricities of Dali in every form. Visiting the Dali Museum in Spain is convenient. If you are in Barcelona, a half day trip to the Dali museum in Spain is a must! The Dali Theatre-Museum is located in Figueres, Spain about 140km from Barcelona. A quick train ride and you can experience the whimsical and extraordinary work of one of the most famous artists in the world.
Visiting the Dali Museum in Spain
My second time visiting Barcelona, I decided to venture out and take a day trip to Salvador Dali’s Theatre Museum in Figueres, Spain. The following is basic information on how to get to the Dali Museum and what to expect during your visit there.
Information about Dali Museums
The Dali Theatre-Museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays. You have the option of buying tickets online. I showed up and purchased a ticket at the museum with no problem. However, I visited the museum in October; summer months will most likely be more crowded.
There are three Dali Museums; the Dali Theatre-Museum, Salvador Dali House, Gala-Dali Castle. These museums are not in walking distance of one another. To visit all three, you would have to arrange transportation or book a group tour in advance.
For more information about visiting the Dali Museums click here: https://www.salvador-dali.org/en/museums/
Getting to the Dali Theatre-Museum
From Barcelona, you will need to go to the Barcelona-Sants train station. I took a cab to get there, but you can always take a local bus from just about anywhere in Barcelona to the Sants train station. Give yourself plenty of time before your train departure time to navigate through the crowds, buy a ticket, and find your train. At the train station, you will need to buy a ticket to Figures-Valiant station. I chose AVE high-speed train and got there in slightly over an hour. When you arrive you can either walk to the museum, take a bus, or cab. I suggest a cab; they will be lined up at the station, the cost was 7 euros and took about 10 minutes.
About the Museum
As a more recent fan of Dali, I was looking forward to his distinctive art pieces that I had admired the past few years. Little did I know what I was in store for at the Dali Theatre Museum. Salvador Dali was not just a painter but a creator of art in many forms. In addition to his paintings, Dali created sketches, statutes, jewels, photographs, and even stereoscopic images.
Here are some highlights of what you will see when visiting the Dali Museum in Spain.
I spent about 2 hours touring the museum. Right outside the museum doors are several restaurants and cafes. In town, you could spend several hours if you wish at various shops, local park, and cafes. Figures is a quaint town with friendly people mostly there to serve tourists.
To sum it up here are some tips to help with visiting the Dali Museum in Spain.
- Buy tickets in advance online
- Arrive at the train station at least 30minutes before your train leaves
- Purchase a highspeed train ticket to give you more time in Figueres
- Plan transportation in advance if you plan to visit the other Dali museums
Have fun interpreting all the different work of art by Salvador Dali!
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