Figueres: Surreal long weekend

We delved into surrealism last December with a trip to Salvador Dalí’s hometown over Spain’s early December puente, a term used for a long weekend here. The Dalí Theatre and Museum in Figueres holds the largest collection of the artist’s work. The whole thing is . . . well, surreal, from the giant egg-adorned facade to sculptures that were kind of pay to play. You can bet Dreamer was all over capturing that Rainy Taxi experience… and then, everything else on display here, too. It’s a very unique place. Perhaps our favorite parts of the museum were the ones we

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Madrid Museums: Gaviria (Escher, Mucha, & surrealists)

Madrid has a wealth of museums, and one of our favorites is in our own backyard, so to speak. We’ve seen three exhibits featuring very different iconic artists at this museum since we moved to the city. The Palacio de Gaviria, located mere minutes from our front door, is a 19th-Century palace that features rotating exhibitions. Last August, the M.C. Escher exhibit caught Doer’s eye, while somehow Dreamer was not quite as familiar with his work. She quickly fell in love. Hi, Bauble Doer! The Dutch artist is famous for mind-bending works like impossible geometric designs and things like pictures

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Valencian Community: sights unseen

We traveled quite a bit our first year in Spain, but sometimes it was relaxing to spend a weekend at home. After returning from a long week and a half traveling to the Netherlands and to Tenerife for spring break, we started the last weekend of April with lunch in nearby Castellón de la Plana before making our way to the city’s fine arts museum when it reopened after the afternoon descanso. At some point during our visit, we discovered Dreamer had become a friolera, the local word for someone who is sensitive to cold. This room was maybe 60°F. There was art

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