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Dali Museum in Barcelona.


I found this museum almost by accident. I had my lonely planet guide and was hunting for the Picasso Museum and realised I was near to one about Dali (it was evening, dark and I was sure I was near a cathedral, but as to which side of it… well that was the issue)

a bit of help later thanks to my Spanish A Level and I found this little gem of a place.

the main entrance doesn’t quite do the place justice as to the art hidden within, it would be easy enough to miss this place and not notice it at all.

A tip when it comes to Barcelona in general, but especially when you are in an art gallery and might get a little lost in thought as you gaze at all the works is to have your bag round your front, as professional bag thieves operate everywhere!

The museum itself was open late-ish so was handy for an evening visit, especially as many ¬†smaller (non-tourist) places don’t really serve dinner till after 8 (and these small restaurants a bit further from las ramblas tend to be cheaper and less busy)

As it was January when I went, it was pretty empty and so you are free to really get a feel for the place, and can plonk yourself anywhere to look at things properly.

it houses a wide range of works, from ceramics, sculpture, line drawings and paintings so there really is something for everyone. The only major flaw to the place was the ‘gift’ shop. I had hoped to find a reasonably priced book on Dali, or even a guide to the museum, as had been the case in many other spots in Barcelona for other artists, but the selection available isnt great, and as is usually the case many of those for sale can be easily bought online for a much cheaper price (and with wifi free in mcdonalds or your hotel, you can order it, have it delivered to your house and so you can skip all the hassle of juggling it as part of your luggage in the airport)

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