Official guide: Up to 6 hours availability.
Transfer from hotel to Sants station by taxi.
Direct entrance tickets to the Dalí Museum
Birds tickets (55 minutes) Bcn – Figueres – Bcn
Does not include
Access to other monuments with entrance
Food and beverages.
Languages not specified above have a supplement
To keep in mind
This excursion involves walking a little.
The tour schedule must be adjusted to the train schedules.
The Dalí Theatre-Museum is a museum entirely dedicated to the painter Salvador Dalí. It is the third most visited museum in Spain.
In his will, the artist bequeathed an enormous quantity of works of art to the Spanish State, which were distributed between this museum and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. The repertoire exhibited in Figueres has subsequently been enriched with acquisitions made by the Foundation.
The artist personally took care of the museum project, so much so that inside the complex is his last room and his tomb. As the name suggests, the building that houses the museum was a theatre, the Principal, built in 1849 by Josep Roca i Bros. In 1939, during the Spanish Civil War, it was destroyed by the bombardments of the rebellious side, which left only the structure of what had been a beautiful neoclassical construction standing.
The transformation into a museum was carried out by Ramón Guardiola Rovira, an art-loving lawyer who arrived in Figueres in 1960. The mayor found it strange that Figueres had done nothing for his most illustrious son, and invited the artist to give a painting as a gift to the local museum. Dalí replied that he was willing to donate an entire museum and suggested that the city’s theatre, then destroyed and abandoned, should be the venue. This theatre had a particular significance for Dalí, as he had exhibited his first two works there in 1918 on the occasion of a painting exhibition.
The current name derives from Ficaris, from the Visigoth period. In 1267 King James I of Aragon granted it privileges and years later Hugo IV, Count of Ampurias, set it on fire.
From the old wall stands the Gorgot tower, integrated into the Dalí Theatre-Museum. In the 19th century Figueras was the driving force behind a renovated sardana by the hand of José Ventura.
During the 19th century it acquired notoriety and strength, was granted the title of city and became a centre of republican and federalist ideas.
During the Spanish Civil War it was loyal to the government of the Second Republic. It was heavily bombarded by the coup army, especially at the end of the campaign in Catalonia, when thousands of refugees crossed the city in the direction of France to go into exile. Among these refugees was the government of the Republic itself, including Azaña or Negrín, the Catalan government and the Basque government. It is worth remembering that it was also the last place where the Republican Courts met.
In the 1950s the recovery of the city began to manifest itself, consolidating itself with the beginning of tourism and development in the 1960s.
Also from Figueras Narciso Monturiol, inventor of the submarine ship ‘Ictineo’, Salvador Dalí, a well-known surrealist painter and singer Mónica Naranjo.
How to find us?
At the scheduled time the official guide will be waiting at the agreed place.
During the tour the indicated points will be visited. Depending on the timing of the tickets or the meeting point will be designed a personalized tour to optimize the tour
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The guide will be available to customers
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The journeys will be made in fast and comfortable trains of the Renfe company. The company Icono is not responsible for delays or cancellations that these may suffer due to unforeseen events or breakdowns.
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