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With all the treasures Catalonia has to offer, there is an abundance of unique and comfortable accommodation. Be sure to choose the best for your budget and consider renting an apartment or a villa in Costa Brava, Costa Dorada, Costa de Maresme or Costa de Garraf.
When booking an apartment or a villa in Costa Brava short-term, you are guaranteed to save when you consider the amount of living space you get. Apartment rentals in Costa Brava are much more suitable for comfortable living and active vacations, and luxury accommodation in Costa Brava offers even more freedom and comfort.
If you are travelling with a group, renting a villa in Costa Brava may be optimal for your vacation. Villa rentals in Costa Brava offer the unique opportunity to socialize in the complete privacy of the Catalan countryside. Rental villas in Spain have numerous living areas, bedrooms and bathrooms, a garden and a swimming pool, a fully equipped kitchen, a mountain or a sea view. No neighbours, no city bustle or noise, just relaxation. Many villas that we offer in Costa Brava and Costa Dorada are ancient monuments.
You may also rent a villa in Spain for a beach vacation on the Balearic Islands - Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca. The capital of the Balearic Achipelago, Palma, offers visitors a wide selection of short-term apartment rentals.
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Teatre-Museu Dalí (Figueres)

Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueres is one of the most visited museums in Catalonia and for sure one of the most worthy of a visit outside Barcelona. A two-hours train trip or car ride is worth the money and effort: no other exhibition of Dalí works in the world can compare to the collection in Figueres, a town where the great artist was born and christened. RENFE trains depart for Figueres every hour or so from the station “Passeig de Gràcia” in Barcelona. A one-way ticket costs about 13€. Admission to Teatre-Museu Dalí is another 11€ (less for students, seniors and tourist groups with advance bookings). Photography with no flash allowed inside the museum.

The reason for this extensive yet intimate art collection by Salvador Dali being named a “theatre-museum” is not only that the building itself used to be a municipal theatre where Dalí first exhibited his works. Dalí bought this half-burnt building to showcase his artistic understanding of the world which is nothing less than a surreal spectacle, a show put on every day for countless visitors to amaze, overwhelm and at times repel. Limits of a standard layout of a museum or an art gallery are no match for this phantasmagorical show that needs no bounds and has no boundaries.

Paintings, drawings, watercolor sketches, jewelry work, stereoscopic paintings, and installations by Dalí are presented without any chronological or stylistic order, in fully intended and orderly chaos. 22 halls and rooms of Teatre-Museu are numbered just for visitors' sake to help them see each and every exhibit without missing anything. It is absolutely possible and would have been encouraged by Dalí himself to walk through the halls in an arbitrary fashion, choosing your own route through the depths of this extraordinary collection.

Many artifacts and installations present here are well-known all over the world. The Mae West room is the first to come to mind – here all the furnishings are designed and arranged in a very specific fashion so as to resemble the diva's face when looked at from certain vantage points. Salvador Dalí was a master of optical illusions: many of his works are not what they seem at a first glance. Among the numerous paintings exhibited in Teatre-Museu Dalí many are dedicated to Gala – the muse and the beloved wife of Dalí. A series of watercolor illustrations of Dante's Divine Comedy are also of interest: these gentle pastel drawings highlight the voyage of Dante through hell, the purgatory and on to heaven.

The exterior of Teatre-Museu is extraordinary as well. The coral red fortress wall with merlons shaped like eggs; the glass sphere on the roof of the museum; the courtyard with many gilded figures standing in window frames – they can all be found photographed for travel guides and architecture books.

The fortress wall of Teatre-Museu Dalí Main entrance to Teatre-Museu Dalí
Glass semidome of Teatre-Museu Dalí Courtyard of Teatre-Museu Dalí
Salvador Dalí Mae West room
A scary face or a floor entrance? Stereoscopic portrait of Gala
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