- Distance: Aprox. 80km
- Childrens: Yes
The Empordà is impregnated with the essence of the work of Salvador Dalí, the brilliant Catalan artist and leading representative of surrealism. It is precisely in the Empordà where we find the Dalinian Triangle, Dalí's mystical and physical universe. The vertices of this geometric figure are formed by the Salvador Dalí House-Museum in Portlligat, the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres and the Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol.
Salvador Dalí House-Museum
We begin the Dalinian Triangle route in Portlligat, a small and charming village that belongs to Cadaqués. Here, we can enjoy a swim in the beach and the landscapes that inspired some of Dalí's works, such as "La Madonna de Portlligat". A few metres from the sand, we find the Salvador Dalí House-Museum, a place that was once the artist's habitual residence and which has been converted into a museum. Here, we can visit the different rooms of the house arranged in an almost labyrinthine fashion, contemplating the decoration of the home and many of the objects Dalí collected during his lifetime.
Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres
From Portlligat, we must take our vehicle and drive some 40 kilometres to the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres. This building, inaugurated in 1974, is considered the culmination of his work; a work of art in itself. It is a space selected and designed by the artist to house his work. Here we can enjoy works belonging to the artist's different periods, such as "Elements enigmàtics en un paisatge", "Crist de la tramuntana", "El Palau del Vent" and "Ocell putrefacte", among many others.
Once the visit has been made, we can stop for a while to enjoy the gastronomy of Empordà. Both in Figueres and in the surrounding towns and villages, there are plenty of very tempting options to suit all tastes. It won't be too difficult to find an excellent restaurant to enjoy rice dishes, meat, seafood, snails or calçots (depending on the season).
Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol
To close the triangle, we must travel a further 40 kilometres to Púbol, in Baix Empordà. This is a charming little town that belongs to La Pera. This is where we find the Gala Dalí Castle, a medieval building bought, restored and decorated by the artist from Figueres to give it as a present to his beloved Gala. Nowadays, it is a building that can be visited where we can contemplate the works designed by Dalí to decorate what was his muse's home between 1970 and 1982.
Extra information: Before taking the route it is highly recommended to consult the timetables and the possibility of booking guided tours from the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation website.