by rose marie
July 15, 2011
The topic of today is the strong presence of Salvador Dali in the greater area between Perpignan and Girona in Spain.
This land has been the theater of many battles between the Spaniards and the French.
The Romans have traveled it to get to their properties in the south of Spain, armies have crossed it on their way to conquer another people and ransack their villages etc.
But it is also the land where the multi talented Salvador Dali was born and lived:
Figueres where he was born, with the beautiful Dali museum in the center of the town.
Then there is Castle Pubol where Dali’s wife Gala had her home and where she is buried.
And finally their house on the beach in Port Lligat where they lived together.
The above picture is taken at that location. When visiting this museum in October a couple of years ago, we were completely overwhelmed by the enormity of this man’s creative talents and the vast outpour of work that has been shaped with his skillful hands. One cannot but be amazed by a mind that had no limitation in the imaginative arena.
This museum is absolutely worth a visit, and a return visit and then another one, just to take in everything that is on display.
In some of our special tours we have this great place included in the itinerary. For our website please click here.