We especially made a stopover in Figueres to visit the Dali museum. As an absolute Dali fan it was awe inspiring to travel half way around the world to visit his magnificent museum. Overwhelmed from the first glance at the exterior, the building itself a delight, the largest surrealistic object in the world and a spectacular piece of art in its own right.
The interior houses the vast, diverse collection of Dali's works, spanning throughout his career. This eclectic collection is scattered throughout 22 rooms, not following any particular pattern or chronology, wonderfully surprised and delighted with every twist and turn. You get the opportunity to see a variety of works not displayed anywhere else.
Dali himself said "It will be a totally theatrical museum. The people who come to see it will leave with the sensation of having had a theatrical dream". He more than delivered. We loved every moment of sharing his dream.
Do arrive early in the day if you have not made an online booking. When we visited online bookings were only available for groups or weekend visits so we couldn't use this option. Queues move quite quickly so not too much of a wait. We enjoyed arriving in Figueres the previous evening so we could have a stroll around and get up early to get to the museum and also enjoy the afternoon and evening in this lovely town.
It's only just under an hour train ride to Barcelona so if you are a Dali fan, definitely worth stopping over for the night to experience another wonderful Spanish town and get up early to make the most of the museum.
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