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Figueres and Salvador Dalí

Dali made the city Figueres famous

Figueres is Salvador Dalí's birth place, an artist as well as an individual genius. The city would not be so well known, if the Dalí museum wasn't there.

Attractions in Figueres
Dalí Museum. This worlwide famous museum opened in 1974 and attracts tourists and art lovers from all over the world. Here you will find for example "Soft Watch at the Moment of First Explosion", certainly one of Dalí's best-known works. Dalí was burried in the museum.
Opening times:
July-Sep.: 9-19:15 daily
Oct.-June: Tue-Sun 10:30-17:15
Admission: 10 €
Internet: www.salvador-dali.org

Castell de Sant Ferran. Guided tours.
Daily 10:30-14:00 and 16-18:00

Portlligat
Those who can't get enough of Dalí, should visit the artist's skurille home 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.
Opening times:
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

How to come to Figueres

From Barcelona to Figueres with the train
A train goes from Barcelona's main station Sants to Figueres. The timetable can be found on the site of RENFE.

Arrival to Figueres with the car
Figueres is located about 140 km north of Barcelona. Whoever arrives at Barcelona by car, usually drives on the A7 motorway anyway. 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 a country road leads to Cadaques, after about 3 km you'll get to Portlligat.
You can recognize the house through the oversized eggs on the roof.
It is about 30 km from Figueres to Portlligat.

Car Rental: With a rental car, you are flexible, it's easy and relatively cheap.




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