The city that never sleeps
You'll arrive here if travelling from the UK on Eurostar.
FIGUERES VILAFNAT STATION
You'll arrive here if travelling from the UK, via Paris and Barcelona.
Figueres is best known as the home of the Salvador Dali’s Museum. But it’s not all about Dali: discover the charming old town or head to the coast of the Costa Brava.
The Salvador Dali Museum is one of the biggest reasons for visiting Figueres, and even if you’re not a huge fan of the famed artist, you’ll still be impressed. From the moment you arrive at the museum you’ll see why it’s so popular – the building itself is like a work of art. So take your time and take it all in, the museum is every bit as flamboyant, eccentric, and surreal as the artist himself.
The Torre Gorgot will have you standing bemused for quite a while, the peculiar-looking building was once part of the walled city but today is one of the buildings of the Dali Museum.
Escape the crowds and head for Castle of Sant Ferran. It’s one of the largest fortresses in Europe and offers some of the most stunning views along the coast and across to the Pyrenees. To get all the history of the 18th century fort and to see areas that are otherwise off limits, join a guided tour where you’ll get the chance to take a boat tour of the catacombs or travel by jeep around the extensive grounds.
One of the most amazing collections of art in Spain can be found at the Museu de L'Emporda. The museum was founded in 1946 and offers a historical interpretation into contemporary art.
Take a visit and you'll get to see collections on archaeology, medieval sculptures, baroque paintings and paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries.
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