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Pubol is in the province of Girona in the Catalonia region of Spain. Pubol is not on the coast but is inland of the popular seaside town of L'Estartit on the Costa Brava coast.

Pubol is a tiny village which was home to Salvador Dali's wife Gala. Her castle home is now a popular museum.

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Pubol is an attractive village with stone houses and paved streets but it would be too small to attract tourists were it not for its famous resident. Pubol was the home of Salvador Dali's wife and muse Gala.

Dali bought a medieval castle in the village of Pubol and decorated it for his wife Gala. Gala spent every summer here during the 1970s and Dali was only allowed to visit her when he obtained written permission. Gala died in 1982 and is buried in in the grounds.

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After her death in 1982 Dali lived here permanently and refused to leave until a fire caused him to move to Figueres until he died. The house is now a museum - the Gala Dali Castle-House Museum (Casa-Museu Castell Gala Dali).

The castle is a Gothic Renaissance castle dating back to the 11th century though it has undergone various transformations since.

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Dali gave Gala lots of artworks to decorate her home and these can now be seen inside the castle. But as at their home at Portlligat near Cadaques it is also to see how the couple lived that is of particular interest in the castle.

The elephant sculptures in the garden and the swimming pool decorated with busts of Richard Wagner are particularly popular, as is Gala's wonderful collection of Haute Couture dresses.

Gala Dali castle museum

Places to visit nearby

The Casa Museu Castell Gala Dali is just one of three fascinating Salvador Dali Museums in the area. The museums are amazing even if you are not generally a fan of Salvador Dali's work and a visit to all of them is highly recommended if you are in the area. At Figueres is the main museum, the Dali Theatr-Museum and there is also a collection of jewells created by Dali in a seperate exhibition.

At Portlligat is the eccentric home that Salvador Dali and Gala created for themselves in this tiny fishing village near to Cadaques.

Pubol, Figueres and Cadaques are known together as the Dalinian triangle and all are well worth visiting. Each of them is both eccentric and beautiful at the same time.

Pubol is close to the beautiful village of Peratallada which is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Spain.

Pubol is also close to the attractive city of Girona. Girona has a lovely riverside setting with tall, painted houses along its length. It also has a historic old town and you can walk along its Roman remparts.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Girona guide and the Catalonia guide.

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Map of Pubol and places to visit

 
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Pubol places to visit

Peratallada

Peratallada

Peratallada is a medieval village, and is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.

Peratallada guide
Girona

Girona

Girona is an ancient, walled city with an attractive riverside. It is a great destination for a weekend break.

Girona guide
Pals

Pals

Pals is a lovely medieval village that has been beautifully restored. Pals is home to an important international golf course.

Pals guide
Empuries

Empuries

Empuries is a fascinating archealogical site containing a Greek and Roman colony

Empuries guide
L'Estartit

L'Estartit

L'Estartit is a popular resort on the Costa Brava. It makes a good base for visiting the area.

L'Estartit guide
Begur

Begur

Begur is a charming village set a little inland with good bus links to its beaches on the Costa Brava.

Begur guide

...or see all our recommended places to visit in Catalonia

 
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