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Salvador Dali House-Museum in Port Lligat

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Without a doubt, all the real fans of Salvador Dali’s work, as well as true connoisseurs and experts on the Costa Brava, have already visited (and some, probably more than once!) The Salvador Dali House-Museum located in the small fishing village of Port Lligat, which is part of to the city of Cadaqués. We were also lucky to visit here, so today we will share information that may be of interest to those who are just going to pay a visit to Port Lligat.
A short story – in 1930, the Dali couple acquired a miniature fishing shack in a deplorable state, a neighboring house was purchased a few months later, and since then the almost non-stop process of transforming the space, adding new rooms, ennoblement of the adjacent territory has begun . It was here that Salvador Dali constantly (with a break from 1937 to 1948) lived and created his imperishable masterpieces until the tragic 1982, the year of the death of Gala, his permanent Muse. Then he was forced to move to Pubol in the castle of Gala-Dali, and then, having received serious burns during a fire in the castle in 1984, he moved to the Galatea tower in the Dali Theater-Museum in Figueiras, from where he was not destined to return to his beloved Port Lligat…

In the first photo – fishing boats, as in the previous years of Dali’s stay in Port Lligat, froze in the longing, waiting for the Master to go for an evening walk …
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Salvador Dali House-Museum in Port Lligat
The Bear’s hallway, named after the huge stuffed bear, which was given to Dali by the surrealist sculptor Edward James and which simultaneously serves different purposes – a lamp holder, a stand for umbrellas and mail, and also guards the house, threatening potential troublemakers with an old rifle – harquebus.
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Creative workshop of Salvador Dali. Several work in progress due to the death of Gala remained here.
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“Yellow Hall”, Gala decorated this room with the flowers of her beloved yellow. On the left side of the wall is a mirror, cleverly installed at a special angle, which projected sunlight directly into the bedroom. “I want to be the first Spaniard to meet the dawn,” Dali said. The house in Port Lligat is located very close to the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula, which is why Dali was able to enjoy the very first rays of the sun rising over Spain.
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“Hall of Birds” – the great artist liked to engage in creativity, accompanied by a cheerful twitter of birds.
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Dali’s bedroom, royal decoration and separate beds of Salvador and Gala.
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Gala’s private room – Oval Hall. If you stand in the center of the room, you can hear your own echo.
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A winged rhinoceros above the window, which offers a wonderful view of Port Lligat Bay.
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The garden is the peak of kitsch, surreal pop art, it was here that the social life of the Dali family was held.
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Famous metal heads, one of which is split. According to art historians, these are Castor and Pollux, children of Zeus, brothers from the legends and myths of Ancient Greece.
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As usual, you can read a more detailed story about our visit to the Dali House-Museum, as well as see even more photos, in the article on our travel and attractions blog in Catalonia using the link – Salvador Dali House-Museum in Port Lligat.