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Come and discover the Spanish way of life a few kilometres from the French border! The destination? Figueres, birthplace of Salvador Dalí, and also home of one of the largest fortresses in Europe.

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Popular with art lovers, Figueres sits between the sea and the mountains. Cross over the Pyrenees and you'll find yourself close to the magnificent beaches of the Costa Brava coastline. The region is also known for its wines, which you can sample during tasting sessions accompanied by local specialities.
Read on for our advice on what to do and see when staying in Figueres – and then make your reservation in a Figueres hotel!

What to do in Figueres?

Visit the Dalí Theatre-Museum

Start your visit with a trip to the incomparable Dalí Theatre-Museum, part of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation and one of the most-visited museums in Spain.
With a design inspired by Dalí, the museum's ornate red facade is flecked with gold and topped with egg-shaped sculptures, spindly figurines and a great glass dome. It is a work of art in itself, while the interior showcases some of Dalí's most remarkable works – he spent the last years of his life working on this museum, and each bizarre feature draws visitors into his surreal world.

Explore central Figueres

The centre of Figueres is richly endowed with monuments and historic buildings that span the centuries from medieval to modern times. After visiting the Dalí Theatre-Museum, enjoy all the open-air exhibits around the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation complex, featuring Dalí's sculpture as well as work by French sculptor Antonin Mercié. A bit further away is Església de Sant Pere church, with its imposing octagonal tower looming over a square of the same name. Have a look inside to admire the Gothic nave – the scene of the baptism, first communion and funeral service of Dalí.
Next, head for Plaça Ajuntament, a lively and welcoming square lined by arcades and terrace cafés. From there, head off down one of the gaily tiled streets to explore the city's other secrets. Along Carrer Monturiol, stop off at Dalí's birthplace: Casa Puig is a modernista-style building at number six. Further down the street, you'll come across the main artery of Figueres – the Rambla is lined with numerous boutiques, bars and restaurants, and as you stroll in the shade of its plane trees, you'll spot ornate buildings including Casa Cusí and Casa Salleras.

Explore the Castell de Sant Ferran

About 800 metres from the Dalí Theatre-Museum, the fortress of Castell de Sant Ferran is the largest monument in Catalonia. Beautifully preserved, this sprawling castle – almost three kilometres in circumference – is a town within a town. Guided tours are offered so you can learn all about its history.

Figueres museums

A real celebration of childhood, the Toy Museum of Catalonia traces the history of toys with around 10,000 exhibits, from automatons to model cars and wooden soldiers, dolls, spinning tops and board games. The museum makes for an entertaining couple of hours for families with children.
Another interesting Figueres museum is the Museu de l'Empordà, where you can appreciate the history of the region from the perspective of art and archaeology.

Visit Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park

Explore this vast region of marshland about 10 kilometres south-east of Figueres. Families can follow educational trails, marked by informative signs, keep an eye out for migrating birds and take a picnic to enjoy in the shade of the tamarind trees.

Taste some great wines

Leave Figueres behind to discover the superb vineyards of the Catalan region, where the winemaking tradition has been proudly celebrated for more than two thousand years. By following the DO Empordà Wine Route, you'll have the chance to taste delicious wines stored in historic cellars at vineyards covering the hillsides.

Swim on the Costa Brava

Make the most of the proximity of the Costa Brava to take a dip in the sea from one of the long sandy beaches along this beautiful, rocky coastline. Grab your swimming costume and head for Cap de Creus Natural Park, the beaches of Llançà or perhaps the coves at Portbou, with lots of facilities for kids.
The seaside resort of Empuriabrava, 15 kilometres or so from Figueres, has a number of pretty canals, powder-soft sands and water sports including sailing, windsurfing and fishing.

Figueres entertainment

Figueres restaurants

You'll find numerous restaurants on the Rambla or in the historic centre. To eat on the go and sample local produce, visit Figueres Market. Located between the coast and the mountains, the culinary traditions of Figueres encompass both land and sea, with recipes showcasing chicken, prawns, snails and cuttlefish.
Charcuterie is another popular ingredient – and don't forget the tapas! Accompany it all with a flavourful Empordà wine

Figueres nightlife

In Spain, partying is an institution. Discover Figueres nightlife with a glass of wine in a bar or spend the night dancing in a buzzing club. The liveliest streets are around the Dalí Theatre-Museum and the Rambla.

Figueres hotels

Book a room in an affordable boutique hotel in Figueres, Spain, close to the main attractions and offering all the essential services, yet tucked away from city-centre bustle. Staying in Girona (half an hour), or Collioure in France (50 minutes away), you can easily visit Figueres for the day.

Getting to Figueres

The easiest way to get to Figueres is to fly from the UK to Girona-Costa Brava Airport. From there, you can reach Figueres in around 40 minutes by bus, taxi or hire car.
Five trains a day leave London St Pancras for Figueres-Vilafant railway station; the journey takes about 13 hours.
Once you arrive, Figueres is easily negotiated on foot, but public transport options, taxis and hire cars are available if you want to explore the surrounding area.