Figueres

Province: Girona
Shire: Alt Empordà
Inhabitants: 44255
Extension: 19,3 Km2
Altitude: 39 m

The capital of the Alt Emporda, Figueres, is the most populous municipality in the whole region. It is located 36 km from Girona, 65 km from Perpignan 136 km from Barcelona.

Around the church of San Pedro was established Figueres medieval core. This year is dated 1020 and has characteristics of various styles (Romanesque, Gothic and neoclassical) as he suffered several transformations over time.

The development of tourism has been important economically for the city.

At voltant de l'església ANA Sant Pere s'hi establint the medieval Nucli Figueres. Aquesta is provided l'any 1020 dated característiques tea diferents i estils (Romanic gòtic i neoclassic) which patí diverses ja transformacions to llarg the temps.

The desenvolupament de l'estat activitat tourism has important, econòmicament, per la Ciutat. This would have been much more difficult if not for one of its illustrious sons of the city, Salvador Dali, the Catalan master of surrealism exponent.

Això, prácticament, estat Hagues molt complicat month amb l'Empremta Comptes but that Deixa one fills dels il · la Ciutat glosses, Salvador Dalí, the leading exponent of català surrealisme.

The year 1974 opened the great Dali Theatre-Museum built over the remains of the ancient theater of the town. The external decoration and gives us an idea of what you can find inside, full of works that mark the career of this artist Figuerenc. Like the rest of the city.

In Figueres we find three museums: the Toy Museum of Catalonia, the Empordà Museum and the Museum of the Empordà technique. The first and the second museum is located on the Boulevard of the city that was built in 1828 for reasons of hygiene. Also, along this walk are buildings that correspond to different artistic currents and different times. Highlights Puig House Art Nouveau style Polideseia House and Casa Cusi neoclassical, neo-Gothic palace.

In the same also is a sculpture designed by Enric Casanovas noucentista.

The year 1766 opened in Figueres other construction historical-artistic monument, the Castle of Sant Ferran. It occupies an area of 32 ha and is located in Figueres muntanyeta where to build it when I move the Convent de Sant Roc, which was replaced by the Convent of the Caputxins. Their magnitudes characterize it as the largest fortress in eighteenth-century Europe and the largest monument of Catalonia.

Currently still preserved in the Jewish quarter Figueres (Jewish Quarter), located between the street Magre i la Plaza de la Llana.

Where to sleep

Hotel Empordà

Figueres (a 1.3 Km)

Family-run hotel with 39 double rooms and 3 suites, the restaurant offers…

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Hostal Can Palol

Peralada (a 6.2 Km)

Located at the entrance of the village, just in front of Castle…

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Hotel de la Font

Peralada (a 6.1 Km)

Located in the town of Peralada, ideal for a few days of…

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Can Clotas Turisme Rural

Cistella (a 8.8 Km)

Old rural house dating from the fourteenth century located in the Alt…

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Allotjament Turístic Pagés

Sant Climent Sescebes (a 11.3 Km)

Old restored pension with 6 double rooms equipped with full bathroom. An…

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Mas del Joncar

Sant Pere Pescador (a 13.3 Km)

The house is located in Sant Pere Pescador surrounded by orchards, early…

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Mas Torrencito

Vilademuls (a 12.6 Km)

Mas Torrencito is a cozy property set in a 15th-century country house…

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Hostal Can Xicu

Capmany (a 12.4 Km)

Can Xicu, restored in 2017, preserves the medieval character of the house,…

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Where to eat

Restaurant Can Llissa

Colera (a 21.6 Km)

In Can Llissa we are defenders of the slow food philosophy and…

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Bar restaurant Casino de Tortellà

Tortellà (a 27.6 Km)

Located in Tortellá offers traditional Catalan cuisine, with quality products and proximity.…

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What to do

Mas Marcè

Siurana (a 6.7 Km)

Mas Marcè is a family that has been working as pastors for…

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Butterfly park

Castelló d'Empúries (a 10.2 Km)

The Butterfly Park is an indoor tropical garden, about 2000m2, located in…

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Pessebre Vivent de Navata

Navata (a 9.7 Km)

The living nativity scene of Navata (Alt Emporda, 8 km of Figueres)…

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Ecomuseu Farinera de Castelló d'Empúries

Castelló d'Empúries (a 9.5 Km)

The visit to the Farinera will not stop surprising you. The Farinera…

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Celler Baronia de Vilademuls

Vilademuls (a 12.8 Km)

Come and visit our vineyards and winery and take a two-hour visit,…

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El Pessebre de Bàscara

Bàscara (a 12.6 Km)

The Pessebre de Bàscara consists of two different parts, the first part…

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Ecoboats

Castelló d'Empúries (a 13.4 Km)

Rent one of our boats without permission to travel the main channel…

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Aquabrava

Roses (a 16 Km)

In Roses, one of the most important tourist towns of the Costa…

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Events

Nativity Scene of Bàscara

19/12/2021 ...

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Living Nativity of Vilavenut in Fontcoberta

26/12/2022

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