Castell Pubol Girona

The Castel de Pubol is located in La Pera, not far away from Barcelona, you can arrive there by car.

It forms the southernmost point of northeastern Catalonia’s  “Salvador Dalí triangle“, whose other elements include the Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueres and the Cadaqués area.

In 1968 Salvador Dalí bought this Gotic and Renaissance mansion, which includes a 14th-century church, and gave it to his wife, Gala, who lived here until her death. Local lore has it that the notoriously promiscuous Gala was still sending for young village men almost right up to the time she died in 1982, aged 88.

The castle was renovated by Dalí in his inimitable style, with lions heads staring from the tops of cupboards, statues of elephants with giraffes legs in the garden, and a stuffed giraffe staring at Gala’s tomb in the crypt. In the garage is the blue Cadillac in which Dalí took Gala for a last drive round the estate – after she died.

 

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