The first point of the ‘triangle’ belongs to the much visited Theatre-Museum
in Dalí’s hometown of Figueres. Not only a Surrealist masterpiece in itself (giant eggs adorn the roof and the maroon walls are studded with loaves of crusty bread), it is also home to the largest and most diverse collection of his work. Dalí spent several years designing the museum (it was rebuilt on the site of the town’s former theatre) and is buried in a crypt beneath the stage.
Next up is his adult home in Port Lligat
, just along the coast from Cadaqués – a former fishing village that Dalí once described as “el poble més bonic del món” (the world’s prettiest town). He and his wife Gala purchased a small fisherman’s hut there in 1930, and went on to spend most of the next 40 years living and working in this spectacular coastal setting. Over time, they gradually acquired and developed several of the neighbouring huts, creating the rambling labyrinth that today houses the Dalí House Museum.
The Gala-Dalí Castle
in Púbol completes the ‘triangle’. As its name suggests, this medieval building was primarily the residence of his beloved wife and muse Gala, and there was an agreement between them that Dalí could only visit when invited in writing. He transformed the castle into a Surrealist sanctuary for Gala, who was interred there following her death in 1982. Dalí then moved into the castle, which became his final studio.