Chinese Developers Plan to Recreate Salvador Dali's Hometown

Developers in China have announced plans to build a recreation of the hometown of Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali.
August 13, 2010, 8am PDT | Nate Berg
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The Costa Brava fishing port of Cadaqués that was home to Dali has been scouted by Chinese developers, who plan to rebuild the city in Xiamen Bay.

"Architects from developers China Merchants Zhangzhou visited Cadaqués in June, taking measurements, photographing buildings and worrying about whether Chinese fire engines would fit down its tiny streets.

Sources at the company said they had found a spot that was geographically similar to Cadaqués, with its gently sloping hills and protected bay. "Building work will start in September or October," a spokesman said.

More than 100 acres of land will be used to build a near replica with a capacity to house some 15,000 Chinese holidaymakers who want to enjoy the Costa Brava experience without having to travel 6,500 miles."

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Published on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 in The Guardian
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