Salvador Dali = Avida Dollars
As millions, I went to Figueres only to see Dali’s museum ( In Croatia I made a friend from Figueres, which it was supposed to meet in Roses, but things didn’t work, so we lost contact).
A short ride across town confirmed that everything leads to Dali.
And it seems that all the commerce turns around him and Miro.
From the ruins of a theater bombed in Civil War, Dali built a museum to host his final works.
The building is rather common, only its finishing and a few details revealing the eccentricity of the author.
Only remarkable are the main courtyard, and the respect shown to the old facade of the theater.
Dali Museum – the paintings
It was a small disappointment the collection on display.
Of course, dollars were in command all Dali’s life, and the best works were sold, but, even so, I really expected more.
Funny, his jokes with Velasquez and the classics.
It is in the volumes that the imagination and eccentricity of the creator is more present in all the museum.
The forms, their position, the organization of specific looking points, more than the paintings… that’s Dali.
Would I ever go to Figueres without Dali?
For sure! It seemed a nice place but… with what to attract a tourist without Dali?
I tried to read, to search something else, in a not so small city – more than 40000 inhabitants but… everything leads to Gala foundation, which means Dali.
Anyway, this single reason is more than enough to a visit: since you’re in Costa Brava or nearby, there’s no excuse!