Figueres is the capital of the comarca of Alt Empordà, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. It is the birthplace of the artist Salvador Dalí and its major tourist attraction, the Dalí Theatre-Museum, has given the city a special artistic atmosphere forever.
You can start your exploration of the city by getting in touch with the art of Salvador Dalí. The Dalí Theatre-Museum, a true work of art aesthetically, awaits you with a large collection of works that represent the artistic career of the genius of the Empordà. The building of the museum was a former Municipal Theatre, which was later destroyed during the civil war, so that Dalí could decide to convert it into the largest surrealistic object in the world. The Theater-Museum houses the single largest and most diverse collection of works by Salvador Dalí, the heart of which was from the artist’s own collection. In addition to Dalí paintings from all decades of his career, there are Dalí sculptures, 3-dimensional collages, mechanical devices, a living-room with custom furniture that looks like the face of Mae West when viewed from a certain spot, and other curiosities from Dalí’s imagination.
Let yourself be surprised by the other attractive sites like the Toy Museum, which collects toys from all ages.
The museum of the Empordà hosts collections of archeology, medieval sculpture and contemporary art and the Technical Museum of the Empordà hosts an original collection of pieces representative of the Industrial Revolution.
The historical center of Figueres has an architectural heritage of great wealth for all humanity.
The city itself is vibrant, full of life and offers a mouthwatering local cuisine. Do not miss to taste the brunyols (donuts), botifarra Dolça (sweet pudding), or the dish called “sea and mountain”. And to quench your thirst, nothing better than tasting a wine of the Empordà.