The capital of Tramuntana (the strong north wind), Figueres, has a flavour of originality.
Situated in the Empordà region, the city formed itself around the city’s boulevard Rambla.
It is lined with striking buildings in the style of Noucentista and Modernista (particularly remarkable is the El Jardí theatre) and offers a great variety of atmospheric cafés (check out the old Hotel París).
The city offers a real variety of museums. Enjoy the contemporary art and a journey through the artistic legacy of the county at the Empordà Museum.
Trace through some unique exhibits such as the first typewriters, telephones, sewing machines and clocks at the Museum of Technology.
Discover toys from every era at the Toy Museum.
But if you only choose one museum, don’t miss the famous Dalí’s Theatre-Museum.
Dalí himself opened the museum in 1974. The building is a work of art – in the former municipal theatre you can admire a translucent dome, the roof is covered in huge egg shapes and loaves of bread embellish the walls.
Paintings, murals and surreal objects, such as incredible holograms and the famous sofa shaped as lips of a woman, undoubtedly contribute to making this one of the most visited museums in Spain.
Before leaving the city, you must explore the incredible Sant Ferran Castle, the largest in Europe 18th-century fortress.
And of course, it wouldn’t be Spain if Figueres didn’t offer mouth-watering dishes by the new-generation as well as renowned chefs utilising the region’s natural produce (available on the covered square’s market).