Salvador Dalí House Museum

Address: Portlligat, Cadaqués, 17488, Spain
Telephone: 972 251 015

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

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.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Singles
  • Education
  • Great views / scenery
  • Art
  • History
  • Design and architecture