Salvador Dalí House and Museum

Listed as a Spanish Cultural and Historical Heritage Site, the Salvador Dalí House and Museum was originally a fisherman’s cottage in Portlligat. Salvador Dalí not only lived here but also used it as a studio in which to create his art works. He used the house from 1930 to 1982, when his wife Gala passed away, after which he decided to move into the Castle of Púbol.

Today, the home has been converted into a museum that is open to the public and is managed by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation.

The house is divided into three sections: the Dalí’s private home, the studio in which the artist worked and the outdoor spaces where they carried out their activities in the open air.

Structurally, the house is like a labyrinth that begins in what is known as the “Bear’s entrance hall” and then forks into a succession of spaces connected by narrow corridors, different levels and cul-de-sacs. While it may seem a little claustrophobic, all the rooms in this house have apertures of different shapes and sizes that let air in and epitomise Dalí’s style.

The house is decorated with a variety of artefacts of all kinds, making it the epitome of surrealism and kitsch.

Some of the objects that are a particularly good example of Dalí’s style are the numerous eggs, heads, the pitchfork dovecote and the sculpture entitled “Christ of the Debris” made out of the debris washed up in a storm.

The museum is open every day from 10.30 am to 5.10 pm. If you are thinking of visiting the museum and you need somewhere to park, you can use our car park in Cadaqués which has Via T available at entry and exit.