Although Salvador Dalí lived in Cadaqués, Paris, and New York, Figueres was always "his" city. He was born there in May 1904 and discovered a way of inhabiting the world: through observation, drawing and color. He learned to rebel against the narrow education there, had his first encounters with intellectuals and artists, held his first exhibition, and brought his friends from Madrid, such as Lorca and Buñuel. He always returned to Figueres as an adult, and above all, he decided that the museum of his work should be in "his" city. That's why he pulled strings to transform the old municipal theater of Figueres into the Teatre-Museu Dalí. He finally passed away in Figueres on January 23, 1989. Two days later, the city bid him a massive farewell. Since then, he has been buried in the crypt of his Teatre-Museu, four hundred meters from his birthplace.