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Barcelona is one of the largest tourist destinations not only in Europe, but in the world. For a comfortable alternative to hotels, consider choosing short-term apartment rentals in Barcelona that constitute a successful and secure market in Europe.
Rental apartments in Barcelona cost less than hotel rooms of comparable sizes, and yet offer you a real home where you would love to come back after a day out in Barcelona.
You get all the advantages of independent living and working in a rental apartment: you may choose to cook in a fully-equipped kitchen, you may entertain guests in the living room, you have the privacy of your own bedroom. Would you have all that in a hotel? More and more travellers prefer to rent an apartment in Barcelona for these reasons.
If you frequently travel with family or friends, you know how difficult it may be to book adjacent spacious rooms in a hotel. 1-, 2- or 3-bedroom apartments in Barcelona are easy to find. What is more, you pay per apartment, not per guest, which allows you to cut rental costs considerably, and spend quality time together.
Barcelona is a city you would not want to leave and where you would love to come back, but if you are set on more exploring, we also offer apartment, cottage and villa short-term and long-term rentals all over Europe and North America!
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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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