Dalí de Portlligat House Museum, workshop and housing of the artist in Cadaqués

Dalí de Portlligat House Museum in Cadaqués in Costa Brava

I already wanted to complete the one known as Dali triangle, visiting the Dalí House Museum in Portlligat, in the Costa Brava from Catalonia.

It was the best way to close the circle after visiting the Dalí de Figueras Museum, where you can see a sample of his great work, and the Gala Dalí Castle in Pubol, where he gave free rein to his eccentric personality.

The occasion to make this visit has been our recent trip through the regions of the Garrotxa and the High Ampurdán, in which the charming seaside town ofCadaqués It has been one of the most outstanding stages.

The Dalí de Portlligat House it was the habitual residence of the artist from 1930 to 1982, when after the death of his wife and muse Gala he moved to live at Pubol Castle.

Where is the Dalí House Museum

In that house, now a museum run by the Dalí Foundation, is where Salvador Dali He had his painting workshop and where he did much of his work.

Portlligat It is an area of ​​the municipality of Cadaqués located in an adjoining bay, and the first thing that will surprise you when you get to visit this museum is how it maintains an isolated environment in front of the very tourist environment of that town.

The Dalí's house It was an old fisherman's house in front of which opens the small bay where numerous boats rest, preserving a certain bucolic atmosphere.

Dalí de Portlligat House Museum in Cadaqués in Costa Brava

The first thing you have to keep in mind is that this house museum is a very visited place throughout the year, and especially in the most tourist times.

Therefore, for the visit it is it is essential to pre-book your tickets with the online shopping or in person at the ticket office.

The visit takes place in small groups that leave every 10 minutes; in a guided and somewhat quick way you will go through the interior rooms while listening to a brief explanation about each one of them.

What to see in the visit of the Dalí House in Portlligat

The Dalí House Museum It has a labyrinthine structure distributed on several levels, with two main floors, and a large garden that surrounds it, which extends over different terraces, as you can see by watching the video that accompanies this report.

Tickets will be received by a big white bear dissected that takes center stage in the reception hall, and which had multiple functions, such as lamp, umbrella, card holder ...

Dalí de Portlligat House Museum in Cadaqués in Costa Brava

On the ground floor you will go through several rooms that were for the private use of the artist, such as Dinning room and the library.

Dalí's workshop at the Porlligat House

Already on the first floor you will enter what was the work area of Dalíwith his Workshop where you will be struck by a window with beautiful views towards the Portlligat Bay, and the Model Room.

In that area is the Bedroom, with a large double bed with ornate decoration.

From there you will go to the small room used by Gala how dressing table, and to the very curious Dressing Room surrounded by cabinets with their doors completely covered with photos that reflect the very active social life they had Dalí Y Gala.

Workshop at the Dalí de Portlligat House Museum in Cadaqués

There you can spend some time searching in these photos famous people of the time with whom the great Empordà artist related.

Finally you will access a very curious stay, the Oval Room, used by Gala to receive guests, and where by their form the voices echo.

Dalí House Garden in Portlligat

Once this tour through the interior of the house, at your own expense and without a time limit, you can walk through the Garden of Olives Surrounding the house.

In the garden, which you access through a patio, you will also find curious corners and samples of the eccentricities of Dalí.

So, you must enter the Dovecote and watch a curious and interesting documentary video with images of the artist, which is projected continuously.

Bedroom in the Dalí de Portlligat House Museum in Cadaqués

There are several large white eggs decorating certain corners, and in the highest part of the garden you can see the eccentric Christ of the Garbage, a reclining figure of Jesus Christ made with the remains accumulated after a great storm.

Going to the exit, you will go through a large pool reminiscent of the fountains of the courtyards of the Alhambra in Granada.

In short, a curious walk around the world Dalinian where you can really get an idea of ​​what the artist's life was like.

Schedules Dalí House Museum in Portlligat

The schedules to visit the Dalí House Museum in Portlligat They vary according to the day and the time of the year, but I can tell you that from June 15 to September 15 it usually opens from 9.30 am to 9 pm, with last access 50 minutes before closing.

Dalí de Portlligat House Museum in Cadaqués in Costa Brava

The rest of the year the opening hours are usually from 10.30 to 18 hours, the museum being closed for a month after the Christmas holidays, as well as certain dates of the year.

In any case, here you can check the schedules of the Dalí House Museum.

Ticket prices Dalí House Museum Museum in Portlligat

The ticket prices they are, generally, 12 euros; the reduced, 8 euros, from which accredited students, under 16, seniors +65 and holders of the benefit Youth Card.

Pictures Dalí House in Portlligat

Here you have more Photos of the Dalí House Museum in Cadaqués, in the Catalan Costa Brava.

How to get to Casa Dalí in Portlligat

For get to the Dalí House Museum you have to go inside the north of the town of Cadaqués, by the route that takes you to Cape of Creus, and you find it in the small bay of Portlligat.

This is one of the northernmost enclaves of the Costa Brava in Catalonia