Dali Museum – Candy for the Right Brain

Dali Museum. Figueres, Spain Have you ever wondered where the world's largest surrealistic object is?  Probably not, but if you want to know, it's the Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres, Spain.  Figureres is a 90 minute train ride outside of Barcelona.  What makes this artist's museum unique is that it was designed by the man himself.Dali Museum. Figueres, Spain Skull and Chrome Bottle. Dali Museum. Figueres, Spain Salvador Dali grew up in Figueres and happened to have his first art exhibit in the lobby of the municipal theater.  The theater had since burned to the ground.  Later in his life, established as a world famous artist and character, he decided to build his own museum on the ruins of the theater.Courtyard in Dali Museum. Figueres, Spain. Raining Cadillac. Dali Museum. Figueres, Spain. I could ramble on for a long time about all the quirky cool things going on in this museum.  I will spare you and give you some highlights. The building itself is a impressive red building studded with golden bread rolls, topped with giant eggs, golden statues and a giant glass sphere.  The courtyard has a vintage Cadillac that rains inside to water a garden shrouding mannequin passengers.Marilyn Monroe. Dali Museum. Figueres, Spain. Sculpture & Ceiling Mural. Dali Museum. Figueres, Spain. There are several interactive pieces of art, most notably the Marilyn Monroe piece which requires you to climb stairs and look through a fish eye lens.  Dali's tomb lies on the first floor, nothing like designing your own place to rest… forever.  Of course the museum also displays roomfuls of his beautiful paintings, drawings, holograms, statues and jewelry.Dali's Tomb This is a unique art museum, a unique experience for that matter.  This is well worth a day trip out of Barcelona.  Go there and let your right brain run wild! Lincoln portrait. Dali Museum. Figueres, Spain.  

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3 Responses to Dali Museum – Candy for the Right Brain

  1. Deidra says:

    Wow this looks amazing! For sure going on my must see Spain list when my husband and I are there this September.

  2. My husband and I went there in 2005 and it was one of our favorite museum experiences to this day! I came away with loads of inspiration and a whole new appreciation for Dali. We stayed in Cadaques — it was absolutely beautiful. Will you be going there?

  3. Michael says:

    The “Marilyn Monroe” interactive piece is the single most brilliantly insane thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I walked into that room and was frozen by it. You think you’ve seen wild stuff, and then you see that.
    You didn’t even mention that the lens you look through is suspended underneath a dead donkey.