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Dali - House-Museum Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol Featured

Casa-Museu Castell Gala-Dalí, 17120, La Pera
+34 972488655
Dali - House-Museum Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol
House-Museum Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol. The Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol was opened to the public in 1996. Definately worth a visit for Dali fans. It is not necessary to buy tickets in advance to visit Gala Dali Castle for small groups. Free parking by the museum.

El Castell Gala Dalí de Púbol. The Castle of Púbol Castle - also often called the Gala Dalí Castle - is in a tiny village called Púbol near Girona. It is about 1 hour by car from Barcelona. In his youth In the 1930ies Dalí promised Gala a palace and in 1969 he made good on that promise. Dalí bought and decorated this late fourteenth and early fifteenth century ruin of a stone castle in 1969 located in the village of Púbol near Girona and close to Santuari dels Àngels where they were married in 1958. 

The castle was a ruin. Dali restored it completely in his flamboyant and original style as a small but palatial residence for the love of his life Gala even installing a throne room. Gala lived here from until her death in June 1982 at the age of 87. She actually died at Port Lligat in the early morning of 10 June 1982, but her body was moved in their Cadillac by Dali and his driver to Gala Castle. The Cadillac is still in the garage at Castell Gala Dalí. Gala is interred in the crypt at Castell Gala Dalí in the room known as el delma, which was the old sala del diezmo storeroom where villagers tithe taxes were stored. 

When Gala lived in Gala Castle, Dalí was only permitted to visit if he had a written invitation from Gala. When she died, Dali moved out of Portlligat and into the Gala Castle to be closer to her. This was his last studio from 1982 to 1983. From 1983 then he was not able to paint anymore because of Parkinson's disease.  In 1984, a fire broke out in Dalí's bedroom - apparently from a short-circuit causing sparks from his electrical nurse bell. Dalí suffered quite severe burns to his leg and arms and after this incident he was persuaded by friends to move to Torre Galatea of his Theatre-Musuem in Figueres, where he became a recluse and was rarely seen until he died six years later. Dali passed away while listening to his favourite Wagner music, Tristan and Isolde. Two tombs were prepared in the crypt of Gala Castle in Pubol, but Dali¡s deathbed wish was to be buried in the museum in Figueres. El Castell Gala Dali has also been left the way it was during the years Gala and Dali lived there. A fascinating final chapter to their life together. 

Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol webpage
All Dali museums near Barcelona
About Salvador Dali
Small group tours to Dali museum Figueres

Driving times to Gala Dali castle:
Distance from Barcelona: approx 122 km – about 1 hour 27 minutes by car
Distance from Girona: Approx 25 km – about 30 minutes by car