Information about all three Dali sites can be found at the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation's Web site www.salvador-dali.org.
* The Gala-Dali Castle Museum-House (Pubol, 011-34-972-488-655) is open March 13-Jan. 6; hours from June 15 to Sept. 15 are daily, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., with shorter hours and Monday and holiday closings the rest of the year. Admission is $6.60.
* The Dali Theatre-Museum (Figueres, 011-34-972-677-500) is open daily from July through September, 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., with shorter hours and Monday and holiday closings the rest of the year. Admission is about $10.80; tickets good for an exhibit of Dali jewelry only are about $5.40. Two-hour tours are offered this summer for $7.20; an English-language tour takes place daily at 5 p.m.
* The Salvador Dali Museum-House (Portlligat, 011-34-972-251-015) can be visited only on guided tours that leave every 10 minutes; reservations required. It is open from March 13 to Jan. 6; hours from June 15 to Sept. 15 are daily, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., with shorter hours and Monday and holiday closings the rest of the year. Admission is about $9.60.
CENTENNIAL EVENTS: Dali's centenary is being commemorated in Spain and beyond with a host of exhibitions, performances and other special events. One of the most significant happenings is "Dali: Mass Culture," an exhibition of 400 art works and objects reflecting how the artist broke down barriers between high and low culture; the exhibit is at Madrid's Queen Sofia museum June 22-Aug. 30, then travels to the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Oct. 1-Jan. 12, 2005) and Rotterdam's Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum (Feb. 15-April 15, 2005).
Another show of 150 important paintings, "Salvador Dali: Anthological Exhibition," is at Venice's Palazzo Grassi Sept. 5-Jan. 9, 2005, before traveling to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Feb. 6-May 15, 2005).
Other exhibits include "Dali's Land" (Figueres, through August; Barcelona, September through November); "Private Memories: Salvador Dali's Childhood and Youth" (Figueres, through Sept. 30); "The Quixote According to Salvador Dali" (Pubol, through Nov. 1); "Dali & Lorca" (Barcelona, through July 4); "Dali and Optical Illusions" (Girona, June 14-Sept. 12); and "Salvador Dali: Drawings" (Cadaques, through October).
Among the more significant performing arts events are Dali-designed productions of the opera "Salome" and ballets such as "The Three-Cornered Hat," to be staged in July and August at the Peralada Castle Festival in northeast Catalonia.
INFORMATION: Details on Dali centenary events are available at the Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres (see above), the Tourist Office of Figueres (011-34-972-503-155, www.figueresciutat.com) and the Catalonia Information Center at Barcelona's Palau Robert (011-34-932-388-091). Information can also be found online at www.dali2004.org.
-- Christopher Hall