Figueras - Dali

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. 


Studio at the Farm said...

Peter, thank you for this wonderful post! I love Dali's work, and it is such a pleasure to see it in such a gorgeous venue.

Anonymous said...

¡Un articulo totalmente alucinante!!

Esa primera foto...es poesia pura...

Gracias, M.Peter

Elizabeth at Eiffel Tells said...

I would have come out of this amazing exhibition suffering from sensory overload! Warm regards

Thérèse said...

Vous avez dû vous régaler!

claude said...

J'y ai fait une halte de nuit en allant ou en revenant de la Costa Dorada. Le soir en se promenant dans le camping, mon Père a rencontré un collègue de boulot.
En fait je n'ai vu qu'un camping.
Sûrement passionnant pour les inconditionnels de Dali.

Catherine said...

I loved this place when I visited a number if years ago - an absolute gem if the museum - signalled by thise eggs on tge battlements as you approach....thanks for the great shots....greetings from Nice

Synne said...

That man's work is a fireworks display! This museum goes straight to my must-see-in-Spain-list!