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Figueres

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16 travelers at this place:

  • Day569

    Setting off later than usual because of our cycle to Cap de Creus, we headed back off the most easterly peninsula in Spain and towards the town of Figueres ('fig tree' in Catalan). There are relatively few LPG stations in Spain so we were happy to be able to top up at one we'd found on MyLPG.eu.

    Aside from LPG, the town's other attraction was the Teatre-Museu Dalì. The artist, who was was born and raised here, created a showcase for his works in the old municipal theatre, which is now classed as the largest surrealist object in the world. Well, there was no mistaking it on the approach! A pink, castlated building, whose walls were dotted with plaster croissants and topped with giant eggs and spheres, it certainly stood out. The building itself, inside and out, was Dalì's art, as well as being a showcase for it.

    The collections were eclectic and prolific. Many were surreal but some were classic portraits, especially of Dalì's wife and muse Gala. There was interactive art such as the Taxi Plujós (Rainy Taxi), that required €1 in a slot for the interior of the full sized Cadillac to light up and 'rain' to pour down on its occupants. Paintings and structures covered the walls, floors and ceilings, we got to climb stairs to stand under a model giraffe and look down on a room in which the objects had been arranged to resemble the face of Marilyn Monroe. Whereas Vicky didn't like a few of the paintings in frames, we both really enjoyed the overall experience and would definitely recommend it.

    Park4Night had once again come up trumps and we were able to park in a free gravel car park 1km away, beside Castell de Sant Ferran. We had initially planned to move on to another overnight spot, but it had been a long day and by the time we got back to the van we had decided to stay put. It was quiet enough and had grass and picnic tables nearby.
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  • Day21

    Figueres

    May 29 in Spain

    Heute haben wir einen Stop in Figueres eingelegt, der Geburtsstadt des katalanischen Künstlers Salvador Dali. Das ihm gewitmete Museum ist sehr überlaufen, deswegen haben wir entschieden nicht rein zugehen. Aber auch von außen ist es sehr sehenswert und bereits hier gibt es ein paar seiner Werke zusehen. Die Innenstadt ist eine große Baustelle, was in Spanien aber kein Problem ist, weil man trotzdem einfach durch die Baustelle gehen darf.Read more

  • Day2

    Figueras & Barcelona

    April 18 in Spain

    In der früh wurde sich in der schule getroffen. Von dort aus ging es mit den Bus ca eineinhalb Stunden nach Figueras. Dort sind wir ins Salvador Dalí Museum gegangen und wir haben uns ein bisschen in der Stadt umgeschaut. Danach sind wir mit dem Bus nach Barcelona reingefahren. In der Stadt haben wir ein paar Sachen angeschaut und waren ein biaschen shoppen.

  • Day12

    Cesta po stopách Salvadora Dalího byla náročná. Golf nám hlásil 37 stupňů, cesta byla samá zatáčka, všude bylo plno turistů a lístky do Dalího domu v Portlligatu vyprodané. Nakonec jsme se dostali alespoň do zahrady a měli příležitost spatřit sedačku ve tvaru rtů, olivový háj a jako třešničku na dortu bazén ve tvaru penisu, který Dalí postavil pro svoji zbožňovanou ženu Galu. Cestou zpět jsme se ještě zastavili v Cadaqués, kde trávil Dalí často dovolenou a kde se seznámil s Galou. Plni dojmů jsme vyrazili na noční prohlídku Teatre-Musea Dalí ve Figueres (k lístku servírují malou skleničku Dalího oblíbené růžové cavy značky Perelada) a nad večerním zaslouženým drinkem usoudili, že Dalí asi nemohl být normální 😀.
    Druhý den jsme se ještě zastavili ve městě, abychom udělali pár fotek a před Dalího muzeem byla šílená fronta. Pokud byste se sem někdy chystali, tak určitě doporučujeme noční návštěvu. Má to své kouzlo a vyhnete se davům, akorát je to možné pouze v sezoně (lístky se dají koupit on-line).
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  • Day5

    Teatre-Museu Dalí - Figueres, Spain

    August 25, 2016 in Spain

    I took a train out Barcelona today to a little picturesque town called Figueres. Upon leaving the train station, I began a 20 minute walk in the summer sun. Why did I do this? I assure you it was worth it.

    My destination was none other than the Salvasore Dalí Museum and Theater. I can't really describe on paper what I went through in that vast maze of rooms, corridors, open courtyards and staircases. Everything in there, the walls, lighting, rails, stairs and even windows (including the actual art pieces as well, of course) were placed in the most perfect most calculated way and the result was the most emotion evoking, spine chilling, hair raising experience I had ever encountered due to art.

    I won't go into the details of the things that I saw there as it is not something that can truly be described. I can only express how truly regretful I am that I don't have the time or the art supplies to act upon the incredible wave of creativity that is buzzing through me and making me fingers itch for even just pen and paper. I've never felt so inspired, so filled with creativity by someone else's work. I can easily say that Dalí is now officially my favorite artist.

    One day I will come back for the sole purpose of waking up in the morning, walking through the museum for an hour or two and then sitting outside of it with my heart's desire of supplies and dimly let the inspiration fill me up and the creativity flow. When I do, it will be the freest of my work.
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  • Day5

    There is one aspect of the museum that I do feel it necessary that I expend on. Dalí painted an entire collection the tells the history of the Jewish people from the holocaust to the declaration of the Jewish state of Israel to today. Here is a man who is not Jewish, has never been to Israel, has no connection to the Jewish people whatsoever and yet his work invoked emotions within me I hadn't realized were there. Never has a painting made me cry, and yet there I was, walking through the black walled, barely lit corridor, examining the paintings and crying. It was certainly a unique experience that those who don't have the Jewish background I do, will simply be unable to fully appreciate.Read more

  • Day2

    An unserem ersten Morgen schälen wir uns nur sehr langsam aus unseren Betten. Angekündigte Museumsbesuche lösen keine große Begeisterung aus, da wir aber nun schonmal hier sind, ist es wohl in Ordnung;-) Das Dali Theatre Museum ist großartig. Der Innenhof mit Blick auf sein großes Theater einzigartig, bunt, verrückt. Die Kinder fragen unentwegt “Was soll das denn sein?". Vincent fragt nicht mehr, stellt für sich in bekannter Teenagermanier fest “ Das macht gar keinen Sinn”. Nur Carlotta zeigt sich durchaus kunstinteressiert und findet hier und da Details, die man in dieser Fülle fast übersehen hätte. Ich liebe diesen Überfluss an Verrücktem und Uli plant schon die Neugestaltung seines Hauses. Ob ich diese Inspiration gut finde, weiß ich noch nicht. Im gesamten Theater begegnen uns immer wieder merkwürdige Gestalten, allen voran die langbeinigen Elefanten, imposante hochstelzige Tiere (wie sie halt so aussehen, diese grazilen Elefanten;-). Uli macht schon gedanklich Platz im Koffer für eines dieser Tierchen. Wir haben noch ein paar Tage vor uns, ich befürchte, er findet noch eines. Carlotta entdeckt eine zerflossene Zeit nach der anderen, überall versteckt im ganzen Haus. Zeit scheint wohl auch Dali damals schon durch die Hände geronnen zu sein. Carlottas Frage “Hat der Name Dali etwas mit Dalli,Dalli zu tun?“ - schnell, schnell - macht plötzlich Sinn;-)

    Die Jungs beenden in ziemlicher hoher Geschwindigkeit ihren Rundgang durchs Museum. Auf nach Barcelona! Die wissen noch nicht, dass noch ein Museum auf unserem Weg liegt;-) Dalis Wohnhaus und das seiner geliebten Gala ;-)
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  • Day10

    Figueres

    September 11, 2017 in Spain

    A full day of train travel got us to Figueres, Spain, to Hotel Bon Retorn, which seems to be in the middle of nowhere...
    We had dinner at a local restaurant with surprisingly good food and tomorrow we have a day to relax and visit Dali's museum and birth place.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Figueres, فيغيراس, Горад Фігерас, Фигерас, Φιγέρες, Figueras, فیگرس, פיגרס, Ֆիգերաս, フィゲラス, 피게레스, Figeresas, Фігерас, 菲格雷斯

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