Salvador Dalí is an artist easily appreciated by children. His surrealist works often look like illustrations of a weird, mystical world you might find in a bedtime story. Take a guided tour of the largest Dalí collection outside Europe (audio headsets are complimentary), and afterward, wander through the exhibits. The endless symbols—elephants, ants, and snails being common ones—hidden in his paintings make for a competitive game of I spy with the kids. Café Gala, named for the artist’s wife, serves up small bites or tapas of classic Spanish dishes like tortilla de patata, a type of delicious fried potato cake no one can turn down. Outside, there is an “avant-garden” complete with a hedgerow maze to get intentionally lost in and a mathematical section (Dalí loved dimensional geometry) for the future mathlete.

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