There’s only one place you can see some of Salvador Dalí’s best works in a museum that he personally designed and was laid to rest at: the Dalí Theatre Museum in Figueres.

Dalí selected this former city theatre, now adorned with large bright white eggs and a pattern of golden bread, because he wanted visitors to do more than quietly stare at his work. He wanted them to be part of the experiment and have a chance to respond to his work just the way an applauding crowd does.

In the case of the Dali Museum, you’ll want to have change on hand to participate. Otherwise, you may never know the glory of flooding a mannequin-filled Cadillac in the atrium, looking through binoculars that transform a painting of his wife Gala into Abraham Lincoln, or crucifixes made of the oddest things dancing to music.

The collection in the Dali Museum is impressive, archiving works that show the evolution of this legendary artist from age 18, through his romance with his soul-mate Gala, up until Dalí’s last death-foreshadowing painting, The Happy Horse. From strange and subversive to beautiful, dreamy, surrealistic and all of the above, the works in each room of the Dali Museum reveal something impressive about Dalí’s deep and twisted mind.

At Gourmand Breaks we are huge Dali’s enthusiasts, why not let us take you to experiment the works of this tramuntana tormented genius on our Food, Wine and Dali Day Tour which includes a private guided tour of the Dali Museum as well as visits to some of Spain´s most prestigious wineries!