Aragon Museum
July 10th, 2013 by thesuper

About Figueres Figueras (in catalan Figueres) is the capital of the comarca of the Alt Emporda and has 44.255 inhabitants. Located in the northeast corner of Catalonia, is the most important city of those close to the border with France and forced stop of travelers and tourists that come in and out of Spain. It is 136 km from Barcelona. The current name derives from Ficaris, from the Visigothic era. In 1267 King Jaime I de Aragon granted charters and years later Hugo IV, count of Ampurias, burned.

The Dali Salvador Dali Theatre Museum bequeathed in his will a huge amount of works of art, which were distributed among the Dali Theatre and Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid. The artist he personally took up the project of the Museum, so much so that in the interior of the complex is its last room and his tomb. The building that houses was a theatre, built in 1849. In 1939, during the Spanish Civil War, it was destroyed by fire, leaving standing only the structure of what had been a beautiful neoclassical building. The official opening comes on October 28, 1974, when the Museum had not yet been finished. This theatre had a meaning particular to Dali, he was born in Figueres and had exhibited his first two works at the same Theatre on the occasion of an exhibition of painting. Every room, every space of the Museum is a work of art, with weird combinations of paintings, sculptures, furniture, decorations and all manner of curiosities. In many of the rooms the walls and ceilings are completely covered with huge murals: some are original compositions while others are extensions of their famous paintings. Other attractions to see in Figueres Castillo de San Fernando (Castell de Sant Ferran), built during the reign of Fernando VI of Spain, in 1743, according to Juan Martin Zermeno and Pedro Martin-Paredes Zermeno project.

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