This museum is very interesting to see from point of view what a great artist could give as a present to his one and only beloved muse and how he could decorate it for her. Even if you do not like Dali, the Pubol castle is interesting for its own history, severe looks, heraldic, church sharing the wall with the castle and remains of old village. Although Dali is a modern artist, he deeply admired traditions, classics, titles, and hierarchy. In the castle of Pubol he even tried to preserve some old and romantically looking cracks in the walls. Then there is a delightful “dalinized" garden ..... Very narrow and tall alleys of trees and blooming jasmine, fountains and elephants on dragonfly legs walking on top of this greenery.
Practicalities: Museum is not in Figueres but 40-50 km away. From train station Flaca (station between Girona and Figueres) we took a taxi. If you do not see any car at the taxi stand, ask the sale person of train station cafeteria to call for a driver. The drivers are somewhere around reading papers, having coffee and waiting for clients. We were charged 10 euros one way (about 4-5 km) and we called the same driver on our way back. I guess you can walk but you have to known where to go and it would not be a comfortable walk in the absence of proper shoulder on the auto road. Museum has a nice shop with plenty of books about Dali, Gala and Pubol castle on several languages including English, German, French, Russian, etc. Long and large stand with information about castle of Pubol in English in the former stables by the restrooms. There are additional souvenir shops and restaurant just outside the museum. The Pubol museum and its garden were nearly empty on Sunday in late May when we were there.
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