A last report from the Spanish vacations will be about the Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueras.
Figueras was the place where Salvador Dali was born (1904) and where he died (1989). He was himself initiator and creator of this site, which occupies partly the old municipal theatre, seriously damaged by fire during the Spanish civil war, partly some added buildings. The opening took place in 1974. Dali was born just round the corner, was baptised and buried in the nearby church. His first exhibition took place in the theatre. He spent his last years in the building and his tomb is here.
One is just stupefied by the beauty of the facility, starting with what now is an open courtyard and what used to be the place for the theatre audience.
This is the world’s largest collection of Dali’s works. A lot of effort has been made to make the works appear in their extravagance, like the “Mae West” presentation.
A specific part of the museum is dedicated to jewellery, difficult to wear, but beautiful to look at.