If you are traveling with more than 2 people, it's worth renting a car. The car rental cost us just 33 Euro and the tolls amounted to about 15 Euro. A round trip train ticket would have cost around 35 Euro per person.
Dali is one of the most famous surrealists of all time - known for his edgy artwork and eccentric showmanship. He was from the small town of Figueres in Catalunya Spain, right near the French border. The mayor of Figueres once tried to acquire one of Dali's paintings for the city. Dali's response: Where, if not in my own city, should the most extravagant and solid examples of my art remain?
Instead of bestowing just one painting to the town, he built an entire museum. He chose to build the museum in the town's old theatre because it was right next to the church where he was baptized and it's the first place he ever exhibited his artwork. The museum was completed in 1974 and is considered the largest surrealist object in the world. It's also home to Dali's crypt.
The building itself is a work of art. Figueres is a relatively average town, but then you turn a corner in the city center and see a most unexpected sight: a Pepto-Bismol colored castle with large eggs in place of ramparts.