The real house of Salvador Dali

The northern part of Costa Brava is full of treasures. One of them is the real house of Salvador Dali. It is situated in a little fisherman village of Portlligat, next to picturesque Cadaques. The latter is very popular with tourist. So if you are planning to go to Cadaques, don’t forget to book your visit in Dali’s house. That place is full of him. A lot more fun to experience than some of museums or galleries. You can definitely feel his presence there.

 

Dali - Dali's house

Dali’s house

The surrounding of the house

We were lucky with being actually able to enter, because the visit to the house needs to be prebooked on the website. After short moment of uncertainty we were allowed to enter the house.

The place is absolutely amazing. I never imagine myself checking out Dali’s toilet ;) Since he was a really crazy person and a genius, it was very interesting to see how he organized his life around him.

We definitely admired him for choosing the location. From the outside it looks quite modest but from the inside of the house you get why he lived there for so long.

 

Dali - Window view from the house

Window view from the house

 

The house was rebuild few times to make it bigger throughout the years Dali lived there with his beloved Gala. We loved the narrow corridors, different patios, garden, the ‘wet’ area and little rooms. Great place to play hide and seek.

 

Dali - Where does this lead to?

Where does this lead to?

 

We all know or seen the Dali’s egg. You come across it few times during the visit.

 

Dali - You are welcome to enter the egg

You are welcome to enter the egg

 

Dali - And another Dali's egg

And another Dali’s egg

 

Some things were beautiful, some scary, some tacky and a lot made me wondered ‘What??I am not sure if I actually get it”. None of it was boring :)

 

Dali - Outside of the house

Outside of the house

 

Entering the world of Mr Dali

I was thrilled to see and touch the place he lived. He spent there most of his life, until the death of Gala in 1982.
We visited his bedroom:

 

Dali - bedroom2

Living/Bed – room

His office:

Dali - Office and library

Office and library

 

The study. Very interesting room but not for my son .. there was too much of strange stuff in it and he was keen to leave.

 

Dali - The room where he used to worked

The study

 

and even his toilet..

But to see how it looked like, you will need to go and check it out yourself…

Interesting facts about the crazy genius:

  • He liked his wife because she changed her clothes three times a day
  • When in public, he would jump up and down to get atention
  • He was notorious for not knowing how to count money
  • He designed the Chupa Chups logo
  • He believed he was the reincarnation of his brother, and this theme is sometimes featured in his work
  • He dedicated his life to proving he was a genius…….
    ……………was he?? What do you think?

After: Facts on Salvador Dali and 10 Salvador Dali Facts

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TRAVEL TIP

The visit to the house needs to be prebooked on the website here
http://www.salvador-dali.org/museus/portlligat/en_index.html

Portlligat is a beautiful village itself. I liked it was not commercial at all. Just like the time would stop there. It is worth to wander around a bit before entering the museum.

Price: 11 EUR
Hours: Closed on Mondays
From 1 to 6 January open from 10:30 to 18 hours
From 7 January to 11 February Closed
From 12 February to 14 June open from 10:30 to 18 hours
From 15 June to 15 September open from 9:30 to 21 hours
From 16 September to 31 December open from 10:30 to 18 hours

 

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