Figueres is the birth city of Salvador Dalí, an artist as well as individual genius. The city would not be so well known, if the Dalí museum would not be there.
The idiosyncratic Salvador Dalí Museum in Figueres.
Attractions in Figueres
Dalí Museum. This worlwide famous museum has opened in 1974 and attracts tourists and art lovers alike from all over the world. Here you will find e.g. "Soft Watch at the Moment of First Explosion", certainly one of the best-known works of Dalí. Dalí was settled in the museum.
July-Sep.: 9-19:15 daily
Oct.-June: Tue-Sun 10:30-17:15
Admission: 10 €
Castell de Sant Ferran. Guided tours.
Daily 10:30-14:00 and 16-18:00
Those who do not get enough of Dalí, should visit the skurille home of the artist in Portlligat, in which he lived until his death in 1989. On the way there, you will experience an impressive landscape of the northern Costa Brava.
15th March - 14 June, 16 Sep.-6. Jan.: 10:30-18:00
15th June - 15 Sep.: 10:30-21:00
Appointment necessary. Phone: 972 25 10 15
Figueres is located about 140 km north of Barcelona. Whoever travels to Barcelona, as a rule anyway on the A7 motorway. This leads to Figueres past and the path is signposted.
From Barcelona to Figueres with the train
From Barcelona main station Sants to Figueres drives a train. The timetable can be found on the side of RENFE.
Arrival to Figueres with the car
Figueres is located about 140 km north of Barcelona. Who's with the car arrives to Barcelona, as a rule anyway on the A7 motorway. This leads to Figueres and the way is signposted well.
Continue to Portlligat
Drive along the coast on the C260 in the direction of the village Roses. Shortly before leading a country road to Cadaques, after about 3 km you get to Portlligat.
You can see the house through the already oversized eggs on the roof.
From Figueres to Portlligat is about 30 km.
Car Rental: With a rental car, you are flexible, it's easy and relatively cheap.
Details of the facade of Dalí's quite unusual house.