'I want my museum to be a single block, a labyrinth, a great surrealist object. It will be a totally theatrical museum. The people who come to see it will leave with the sensation of having had a theatrical dream.' Dalí got his wish. The Dalí Theatre-Museum – under which the artist himself lies buried – is one of the most surreal and theatrical museums in the world. This unique museum, decorated with giant eggs and fantastical figures, features the largest collection of works by Salvador Dalí, including exclusive items from his personal collection.
Gaudí's masterpiece, Casa Batlló located in the heart of Barcelona, was built in 1877. In 1904, the wealthy Batlló family asked Gaudí to build another in its place. Instead, he decided to renovate the building and did so in his own inimitable style. With a wavy animalistic facade, brilliant colors, and thought-provoking whimsical features everywhere (check out the roof terrace), this is a Gaudí wonder.
Park Güell is Gaudí's fantasy-fuelled park in Carmel Hill, Barcelona. Walk amongst fantastic creations built in Gaudí's special brand of Catalan Modernism and enjoy panoramic views of Barcelona. Don't miss out on this quintessential Barcelona experience.
Another masterpiece by Gaudí built from 1905-10 and commissioned by the wealthy Pere Milà. This building was designed to be used as a fashionable home for the Milà family and as an office block. The original name of the house was Casa Milà, however the building is better known for its name La Pedrera (The Quarry) that refers to the uneven gray stone facade, which ripples around the corner of Carrer de Provença.
Camp Nou ('New Field' in Catalan) is a football stadium in Barcelona and the home ground of FC Barcelona. The second-largest football stadium in the world, it has a capacity for nearly 100,000 fans. To see a game there is to experience football at its purest, while an excursion to the museum is an experience in itself. Immersive and impressive, the museum features giant touch screens, sound installations (including match-day sounds), historical stats, and a trophy cabinet worthy of King Midas!
Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau is the masterpiece of architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, an avant-garde of the Catalan Modernisme movement. In the early 1900s, he envisioned a hospital that would not just heal the bodies of patients, but also their spirits. The resulting Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau is an Art Nouveau complex boasting 16 pavilions, tranquil gardens, mosaic art, domed ceilings, playful pastel walls, and polychromatic tiles. The building feels less like a hospital and more like a surreal place of healing. Underground tunnels that connect the individual buildings are also open to visitors.
The hometown museum of one of the 20th century's greatest artists is the outcome of a friendship between two extraordinary creative personalities: Joan Miró, and his friend, the architect Josep Lluís Sert. The Fundació Joan Miró not only houses the single greatest collection of his work – the unconventional building is considered one of the most outstanding museum buildings in the world. Once you step inside, you’ll discover the paintings, sculptures, some textiles and drawings. There are thousands of items here and you’ll be able to pick out the artistic evolution of the artist.
Get straight into Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece
Visit Museu Picasso, Jardí Botànic de Barcelona, Fundació Joan Miró, and more!
Wander around inside the Surrealist home of Salvador Dalí's wife
All things Dalí in the place he was born – take a pilgrimage into Surrealism