Salvador Dalí House Museum

Price guide: Mid-range

Portlligat, Cadaqués, 17488

Price guide: Mid-range

Dali House Museum
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Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Singles, Art, Design and architecture, Education, Great views / scenery, History

Expert review of Salvador Dalí House Museum

Dalí’s wonderfully surreal home. As mad as you might expect and then some.

Just a short drive from Cadaqués (or a scenic walk), this converted complex of fishermen’s cottages is the smallest and most intimate of the three Dalí museums on the Costa Brava and for my money, the most personal. This is where Dalí and his wife Gala lived for around fifty years and whilst you get a sense of this being a home, there’s nothing remotely ordinary about it. You walk in past a seven foot tall stuffed bear carrying a hand-held photo flash whilst in other rooms there’s a full-size replica of Michelangelo’s David wearing a fencing mask, a den kitted out like a Moroccan tent, assorted stuffed swans and skulls and a wacky, pop art-style swimming pool.

Price advice: 

Admission is 10 euros for adults, 8 euros for students, unemployed or OAPs on presentation of relevant id.
Advance booking essential – they won’t let you in unless you’ve booked ahead, ideally a day or two in advance. (Tickets can be booked via the website or they also speak English on the phone.)

Expert tips: 
If you're on a tight schedule, you won't be able to rush this one. Visits are only available as part of guided tours (which need to be pre-booked, as above) and it's best to allow at least an hour.

More information on Salvador Dalí House Museum:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Museum
Address:
Portlligat, Cadaqués, 17488
Telephone:
972 251 015
Website:
http://www.salvador-dali.org/museus/portlligat/en_index.html
Months open:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct, Nov, Dec
Opening times:
These vary throughout the year. Best to check the website for details.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Both
Free tags / Keywords:
surrealism, Salvador Dali

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