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Dalí

There are three Dalí museums, not far away in northern Spain

Figueras

Dali Museum Figueras

Dali Museum Figueras

Dali elephant in Publ

Dali elephant in Púbol

The Dalí Theatre-Museum, the largest surrealistic object in the world, is on the site of the former Municipal Theatre, which was destroyed at the end of the Spanish Civil War. There is also a separate gallery with a collection of thirty-seven jewels in gold and precious stones and twenty-seven drawings and paintings.

http://www.salvador-dali.org/museus/

Gardenn of castle

Gardens of the castle

In addition two of his houses are open to the public, one in Portlligat and the ‘Castle’ in Púbol: (reservations only). The present Portlligat House-museum was where Salvador Dalí normally lived and worked from 1930, until 1982 when Gala, his wife, died. He then moved to Púbol Castle.

The Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol, is a mediaeval building in which Salvador Dalí’s exuberant creative effort takes many forms – all for one person, Gala.

 

 

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Palida museum entrance

Palaida museum entrance

Palida's narrow streets

Palaida’s narrow streets

Mackintosh spent four of his last years in this part of France, working in Amelie-les-Bains, Collioure, Ille-sur-Têt, Port Vendres and Mont Louis. There is a museum of Mackintosh’s work in Port Vendres and another in Palaida (just outside Amelie-les-Bains). Set in this picturesque hilltop village, the museum also houses a ‘Musee de la Poste’ which charts the history of the postal system in France.

http://www.crmackintoshfrance.com

 

Modern Art Museum Ceret.

Ceret exhibit

By Frank Burty Havilland

 

 

Ceret is a historic, once walled, town, famed for its cherries and bull running, with good markets.  It is well worth taking the tour of the old town – the route is available from the toursist office, and takes you to all the parts of historic interest.

http://www.ot-ceret.fr

See also Collioure ‘Art’