Sun And Surrealism: Madrid Is Dreaming Of Dali This Summer


“Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.” – Salvador Dali

Magnificent Madrid is the home of a stunning summer retrospective from the controversial artist and icon, Salvador Dali. Showcasing the Spanish surrealist at his best, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is hosting an exhibition devoted to Dali, including more than 200 paintings, sculptures, photographs and films, created by one of the godfather’s of modern art. This is a not-to-be-missed experience on the painters home soil, in fact it is the biggest retrospective seen of his work in Spain since 1983. The exhibition smashed visitor records when it was shown in the Pompidou Centre in Paris, with hundreds of thousands of art lovers flocking to see his surreal body of work.

“I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.” – Salvador Dali

Not for the faint-hearted, Dali’s work can be provocative and shocking. But this visceral visionary turned modern art on its head and his dream-based work certainly can evoke the emotions in a perturbing way, in a manner which few artists have ever done before. This sensational Spanish experience opened in April and runs right through to the beginning of September. If you wanted an excuse to return to Madrid or were planning on visiting the city for the first time, then this might be just the cultural kick-start you need!

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Staying there: has several exclusive offers in hotels near The Reina Sofia Museum

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Dali was all about the abstract – and so are our descriptions!


Reina Sofia Museum

Reina Sofia Museum

When is it: The exhibition runs from April 27 to September 2, 2013 – plenty of time to book your trip!

Booking tickets: Click here to book tickets for the exhibition. The Reina Sofia Museum has also provided a guide to all the frequently asked questions about the exhibition, such as quiet times to go and the location of the exhibits.

Getting there: offer cheap flights to Madrid from all major airports.

If you have already visited the exhibition in Madrid or Paris – we would love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment below to tell us about your experience.


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Kirsten Beacock

Kirsten is the chief blogger here at A former newspaper journalist (don’t hold that against her), having taken extensive trips to China, America and Australasia, she is now pouring her passion for travel into writing blogs and features for the website. Arriving in London via exotic Scunthorpe, Kirsten has made it her mission to try out as many pubs and restaurants as she possibly can in the capital.

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