Púbol-la Pera

Spain



Address:
Gala Dalí Square

17120
Phone: 0034 972 677 518
Fax: 0034 972 488 653
Website: http://www.salvador-dali.

Casa-Museu Castell Gala Dalí

The Castell Gala Dalí in Púbol, open to the public since 1996, allows visitors to discover a medieval building in which Salvador Dalí lent material form to an exuberant creative effort with his mind set on one person, his wife Gala, and on one function, to make a place suitable for her rest and refuge. The passage of time led to this place being turned between 1982 and 1984 into Salvador Dalí’s last workshop and the mausoleum for his muse.

Figuring in documents since the 11th century, the basic structure of the present building, on three floors and arranged around a narrow inner courtyard, dates from the time of utmost splendour of the barony of Púbol: the second half of the 14th century and beginning of the 15th century.

When Dalí bought the castle in 1969 it was in a very poor condition, with ceilings collapsed, large cracks and the garden in semi-wild state. But all that lent the whole a romantic feel which is what the couple rated most and tried to retain in the restoration work they set under way. The ruinous appearance from the outside was consolidated, without hiding the scars left by the passage of time. The semi-ruined walls and ceilings were used in a highly intelligent way to create unsuspected areas and dimensions forming stark contrasts. The underlying conception of the interior decor was based on pictorial scenes on the walls, false architectural features, baroque-style use of fabrics, antiques, romantic symbols, and so forth. The result is an enclosed, mysterious, private, austere and sober place, with zones of considerable beauty such as the former kitchen converted into a bathroom or the Piano Room. [ Read all ]


Exhibitions

GALA. ALBUM
15 March to 31 December 2007

The exhibition shows 67 photographs by photographers such as Meli, Joan Vehí, Batlles-Compte, Juan Gyenes, as well as other excellent occasional photographers such as Luis Buñuel, and internationally recognised photographers such as Man Ray, Brassai, Eric Schaal, Philippe Halsman and Cecil Beaton. Some of the photographs have never been shown before. As a whole, the collection guides visitors through the biography of Salvador Dalí’s muse. The exhibition is divided into four spheres, reflecting four highly distinct facets of Gala: Elena Ivanovna Diakonova, Gala Éluard, Gala Dalí and Gala the muse. Reproductions of paintings and drawings by Dalí are also on display, putting Gala’s influence on the artist’s work into context.


For more information on exhibitions: http://www.salvador-dali.org/serveis/en_exposicions_temporals.html




Cost

Individual : 6 €
Reduced and groups (+ 30 people): 4 €
Reduced admission charges apply for students, old age pensioners and unemployed people on production of the appropriate documentation. Also for groups of more than 30 people and owners of Carnet Jove (Euro under-26).

No admission charge for children under 9 years of age, members of the association Friends of the Dalí Museums, the Associació de Museòlegs de Catalunya, the ICOM and journalists, only on production of the appropriate documentation.

*Prices are subject to change. Please check with the Museum.


Opening hours

From 15 March to 14 June and from 16 September to 1 November: 10:00 to 18:00 (access until 17:15)
From 2 November to 31 December: 10:00 to 17:00 (access until 16:15)
From 15 June to 15 September: 10:00 to 20:00 (access until 19:15)
The exhibition rooms will start to close 15 minutes before the official closing time.

Opening days:
From 15 March to 31 December
Open every day from 15 June to 15 September
Closed on 1 January and 25 December, every Monday from 14 March to 14 June and from 16 September to 31 December, except for festivals and festivals' eves.

*Dates and times are subject to change. Please check with the Museum.


Getting there

Gala Dalí Square
E-17120 Púbol-la Pera
SPAIN

Tel: (+34) 972 488 655
Fax: (+34) 972 488 653
Email: pbgrups@dali-estate.org


Facilities

ACCESS REQUIREMENTS
Visitors to the Castell Gala Dalí are requested to deposit all bags, umbrellas, luggage and other large objects in the consignment office.
Rucksacks, other shoulder bags and prams are not admitted.
Pets are not allowed in.
It is forbidden to touch any of the works or settings exhibited.
Smoking, eating and drinking in the Museum is forbidden.
The Management reserves the right to refuse admission.

ACCESSIBILITY
The ground floor and first floor are adapted to people on wheelchairs, except for rooms 4, 7 and 12.

POLICY FOR FILMING AND TAKING PICTURES
When taking pictures, you are not allowed to use the flash or any other photographic equipment. If this happens, the camera will be temporarily held back until the owner finishes the visit. Public communication of the images taken inside the Dalí museums needs an authorization and rights clearance.

MUSEUM SHOP
The Casa-Museu Castell Gala Dalí store-bookshop offers a wide range of exclusive products, all of them connected with the Salvador Dalí museums and oeuvre.

The bookshop has the museum guides and catalogues of the exhibitions presented by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, most of the books and collections of articles written by Dalí, and many volumes devoted to his work and to Surrealism.

The sales made by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation shops contribute to the Foundation’s educational and cultural activities.

The shop opening times are the same as those of the museum.


Museum internal and external photos (11)

Click on the images to enlarge



Education

The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation has a service for school groups (nursery, primary, secondary, sixth-form, training courses) as well as for adult education, special education, school exchanges, artistic teaching, and so forth. It offers a service for advice and coordination of visits to the three museums (Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueres, Casa-Museu CastellGala Dalí in Púbol and Casa-Museu Salvador Dalí in Portlligat), as well as a complete programme of guided visits.

The content of the visits is entirely suited to the various educational levels through an approach which is at once imaginative, amusing, careful and logical. With highly participatory offerings, we aim to provide teachers and pupils with suitable instruments for studying one of the 20th century’s most significant artists. The various parts of the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres and Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol become privileged places for discovering the artist. The visits can be arranged in Catalan, Spanish, French or English.

The Dalí Theatre-Museum is one of the Spanish State’s most visited museums. So that you can find out about it in the greatest comfort and at the same time enjoy the workshop-visits, we would recommend that you visit it from November to February, thus avoiding the crowds frequently found throughout the rest of the year.

Please ask for the content work-cards, which in addition to the description and objectives include the methodology and materials used. You will also find in them suggestions for follow-up work at school after the visit.

The programme offered by the Educational Service is supervised academically by the Dalí Studies Centre.

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Membership

One of the initiatives that show the great popularity of Salvador Dalí is the Amics dels Museus Dalí (Friends of the Dalí Museums) association.

Founded in 1993 under the presidency of Ms Lola Mitjans, the association has more than five hundred members around the world, which makes it a dynamic, popular and fully consolidated entity.

The purpose of Amics dels Museus Dalí is to disseminate the image and the museum work of the three Dalí museums, while being at the same time a meeting place for a number of people who doubtless share an admiration for Dalí.

The Amics dels Museus Dalí association engages in a wide range of activities: gatherings/dinners with guests invited to talk about subjects relating to Salvador Dalí (guests have included Modest Cuixart, Baltasar Porcel, Xavier Corberó, Pedro Aldámiz, etc.), surrealistic window-dressing competitions in Figueres shops, film projections, conference series, concerts, excursions and cultural trips.

We might also mention that Amics dels Museus Dalí acquired an etching by Salvador Dalí called Sailors. Also worthy of special mention is its perhaps still more important latest contribution – the gift to Figueres Town Hall of two giant Dalí and Gala look-alike figures for use in festivals, presented in society in May 1999.

Become a member of Friends of the Dalí Museums and enjoy this dreamlike, surrealistic and exciting world.

Annual membership fee:
Individual: 35 €
Family: 50 €
Children: 12 €

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, members gain free entrance to the Dalí museums, discounts in their shops and preferential tickets for various exhibitions.+ [ Read all ]