The Design and Structure
The Museum is located in the municipal theater building of the town, and was built by Dali himself. It was seriously damaged during the Spanish Civil War and was renovated and reopened in 1966.
Similar to many other buildings designed by Dali, the museum does not look like a regular construction. It seems like a huge surrealist object which is decorated with odd and weird elements. The massive glass dome and the big patio are the most impressive parts of the design. The golden statues on the top of the building, mainly the giant golden eggs, are famous icons of the town.
The structure of the building and the different motifs used by Dali refers to sexuality, death, insanity and to the artist’s wife Galla who was quite an extreme personality by herself. The Teatro-Museu Dali is a very unique and fascinating place, toward which nobody can be really indifferent. It is the work of an extremely technical and accurate but very imaginative and creative genius.