Salvador Dalí House - Portlligat

The current House-Museum in Portlligat was Salvador Dalí's only place of residence, the place where he normally lived and worked until 1982 when, after Gala's death, he moved to the Púbol Castle.


Salvador Dalí House - Portlligat. History

The current House-Museum in Portlligat was Salvador Dalí's only place of residence, the place where he normally lived and worked until 1982 when, after Gala's death, he moved to the Púbol Castle.

In 1930, Salvador Dalí set up home in a small fisherman's hut in Portlligat, drawn to it by the landscape, the light and the isolation of the place. On the basis of that initial construction, over the course of forty years he created his own house. As he himself defined it, it was "like a real biological structure [...]. Each new pulse in our life had its own new cell, its room. The resulting form is the current labyrinthine structure which, taking, the BearLobby as the starting point, spreads out around in a succession of spaces linked by narrow corridors, slight level changes and blind passageways. Packedwith a multitude of objects and memoires belonging to Dalí, these zones are decorated with features that make them particularly cosy: carpets, whitewash, dried flowers, velvet upholstery, antique furniture, etc. Furthermore, all the rooms have windows of different shapes and proportions framing a landscape which is a constant point of reference in Dalí's work:  the Portlligat bay.

Referring to his usual residence, Salvador Dalí said: "Portlligat is the place of production, the ideal place for my work. Everything fits to make it so: time goes more slowly and each hour has its proper dimension. There is a geological peacefulness: it is a unique planetary case".


ACCESSIBILITY

The architectural characteristics of the Salvador Dalí House, and particularly its structure based on former fishermen's cabins with narrow and irregular steps to get to all the rooms, as well as the natural surroundings of Cap de Creus where the house is located, hinder access to the building for people with reduced mobility.

For the same reasons, it is unfortunately impossible to enter the Salvador Dalí House in a wheelchair.


HOW TO REACH



Airports

Girona, Barcelona, Perpignan
Road

Barcelona: AP7 motorway (Barcelona-France), Figueres exit. Take the C-260 road, towards Roses. Before entering Roses village, turn left and take the GI-614 road towards Cadaqués. At the entrance to Cadaqués, turn left to Portlligat. If you walk from Cadaqués to Portlligat, it takes 15 minutes.

Perpignan: A9 motorway (Perpignan-La Jonquera), and then N-II road up to Figueres AP7 motorway (La Jonquera-Figueres)
Train

Line Barcelona - Figueres (RENFE)

Line Perpignan - Figueres (SNCF)

Line Cerbère - Figueres (SNCF)

Train station in Figueres. Then take a bus or a taxi.

Line París - Figueres-Vilafant (AVE)

Line Barcelona - Figueres Vilafant (AVE)
Bus

Line Barcelona - Cadaqués (SARFA) If you walk from Cadaqués to Portlligat, it takes 15 minutes.

Line Perpignan - Figueres (EUROLINES)
Taxis

Figueres and Vilafant Tel: 972500008

Cadaqués Tel: 626526832

You can also get to Cadaqués by sea!
Car Park

At the Portlligat beach.


ADMISSION

Please check opening hours and prices at the web

IT MUST ALWAYS BE RESERVED

Entry every 10 minutes in small groups


VISITOR INFO

ADDRESS:
Platja Portlligat, s/n
17488 Cadaqués
Catalonia
Spain

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