Figueres Travel Guide

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    Frontside entrance
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    A wineshop in Figueres
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    The Dali Theatre - Museum
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Figueres Things to Do

  • Dali Museum

    From the ruins of a theater bombed in Civil War, Dali built a museum to host his final works. The building is rather common, only its finishing and a few details revealing the eccentricity of the author. Remarkable the main courtyard, and the respect shown to the old facade of the theater.

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  • Theatre museu Gala Salvador Dali

    Theatre museu Gala Salvador Dali is obviously a museum dedicated to Salvador Dali (1904-1989) and his work. In was back in 1974 when he turned the town theatre into his own surrealistic museum. The theater was built in 1849 but was destroyed during the spanish civil war. The museum is one of the most popular in Spain and it was packed with visitors...

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  • church San Pere

    Esglesia de Sant Pere is a nice parish church next to Dali museum so we took a look inside.San Pere church was built in gothic style at the end of 14th century in gothic style, a single nave church with no cross vault. The church was built over an older Romanesque church that was built somewhere around 10th or 11th century. The cross vault and the...

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  • Museu del Joguet

    Museu del Joguet is a the Toy Museum of Catalonia and unlike the packed Dali museum here there was no visitors inside! It opened in 1982 and its collection is big with about 4000 toys covering a long time period and different countries. As in many museums of this kind you get a nostalgic feeling here with all these vintage toys around but it’s...

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  • museu de Emporda

    Figueres is the biggest town in Emporda (county of Girona). Museu de Emporda was founded in 1946 and moved to the building we see today in 1971.It covers archeology (funeral vases, ceramics, stone plaques) but also sculptures and paintings from 14th to 20th century.The entrance fee is 4euros but we preferred to drink an extra beer so we didn’t have...

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  • Face of Dalí

    The authorities of Figueres know that 99% of visitors come to their town for the famous Dali museum. Salvador Dali is connected with Figueres as he was born here in 1904, studied in Madrid and lived in different cities. In 1974 he turned the town theatre into his own surrealistic museum. He died in Figueres in 1989. Although he was famous as a...

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  • la Rambla

    As in many other catalan cities there is a La Rambla in Figueres. Much smaller in size than its big sister in Barcelona of course but also wide and lined with 2 rows of tall plane trees on both sides. The boulevard (rambla means boulevard in catalan) dominates the city center as it is located right in the middle. It was built between 1831 and 1840...

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  • placa de l’Estacio

    Placa de l’Estacio was the first thing we saw when we got out of the train station. It is a triangular square with nothing really special to mention about it apart from a nice small fountain and numerous tall trees that give shade on the sunny days for those that want to relax at the benches of the square. This is the square that you will first see...

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  • the town

    Apart from visiting the museums we walked a bit through out the city. There are some typical squares, some of them with fountains some others with sculptures or memorials. La Rampla dominates the city centre and was created in early 19th century over the old river that was splitting the town in two. There are also many narrow streets in Old Town...

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  • Dali's sculptures

    It is in the volumes that the imagination and eccentricity of the creator is more present in all the museum. The forms, their position, the organization of specific looking points, more than the paintings... that's Dali.

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  • Dali Museum - the paintings

    It was a small disappointment the collection on display. Of course, dollars were in command all Dali's life, and the best works were sold, but, even so, I really expected more. Funny, his jokes with Velasquez and the classics.

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  • A man who loved his wife

    You will find various forms of pictures and paintings of Gala, Dali's wife in this museum. This is one of my favorites. Also, there is a castle in Pubol called the Gala Dalí Castle Museum-House where they lived and where Gala is buried.

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Figueres Hotels

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  • Hotel Duran

    Lasauca, 5, Figueres, 17600, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Ronda

    Avda Salvador Dali 17, antiga Ronda Barcelona, 104, Figueres, 17600, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Sidorme Figueras

    Carretera Roses S/N, 17484, Figueres, 17600, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Figueres Restaurants

  • Cafeteria Astoria

    On top of La Rambla there’s a square with some café and restaurants. They have outdoor seating so it was great that sunny day to stop for a while and enjoy a couple of beers. But then we saw the typical in so many places in Spain sign that was advertizing their Plat del dia… this time it was something like paella but with pasta,,,, we felt...

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  • Dalicatessen

    Ok, it was expected that all those cafés near Dali museum have nothing to offer except high prices for so and so quality. But we just stopped here for a coffee and a small natural orange juice (2,45e). The tables on the square are ideal for watching other tourists passing by on their way to/from Dali museum.They serve soft drinks (2,10e), draft...

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  • Very good home made tapas in Figueras

    There are really excellent food. Long list for beers. Waiters very professionalHighly recommendable tapasbar. Spotlessly clean, most friendly and helpful staff (perfect English ), excellent tapas (lacon a feira, cheese, chorizo....5 minutes from Dali museum.The list of beers was incredible...Quality/Price... very nice Lacon a Feira... It´s a local...

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Figueres Transportation

  • How to visit Figueres from Barcelona by...

    The cheapest and very easy way will be using the many slow regional trains per day from Barcelona (a few stations in town: Sants, the more central Passeig de Gracia, Clot...) to Figueres. The museum is about 10 min walking from the Figueres station. The trip takes a couple of hours. If you visit the museum early in the morning, you can then stop in...

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  • how to move around

    We just walked from the train station, the Old Town is just 10’ walking away, there are signs in many corners pointing the way. There you can visit Dali museum and check a bit the area around.We arrived in Figueres at 13.26 and got back at 17.58. These 4,5 hours were more than enough to explore the city, actually if you come here just for Dali...

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  • how to go there

    Figueres is located 140km away from Barcelona and 40km away from Girona. The nearest airport is the one at Girona.By trainWe took the train from Barcelona at 11.15am, we bought our tickets there, 2012 price was 10.55euro for a single ticket. You can catch the train at Barcelona Sants or at Paseig de Gracia station. There’s about one train per...

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Figueres Shopping

  • what to buy in Figueres

    We didn’t go to Figueres for shopping but we bought some candys and local cheese from the stalls on place de l’Estacio opposite the train station. Walking towards Dali museum we passed by 2 covered markets where they sell lots of fruits and vegetables (also meat and fish but that wasn’t convenient for us during a daytrip). Between the markets is...

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  • Every Thursday

    Every Thursday Figueres squares turn into one large market where food, local crafts and numerous more or less useful items are sold. I'm semivegetarian so I got myself some goat cheese produced in a peasants' cooperative near Figueres. I also saw a wide variety of spices, vegetables and fruit.For non-vegetarian readers: great selection of dry...

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  • Want a souvenier?

    There are a ton of little souvenier shops around the museum. Most of them carry the same items, t-shirts, mugs, ties , postcards and other various knick knacks and bric a brac. The only store that anything that was a little different was the official museum store. The items were a little pricey though. I wanted a placemat for Norman and it cost 14...

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Figueres Local Customs

  • All languages are welcome

    The Salvador Dali Museum is equipped to handle a huge number of languages, offering brochures and audio tours in many languages. Greek, Hebrew, Bulgarian, Korean and many more are represented. In my opinion, if a person has managed to arrive at the Salvador Dali museum, they will be able to enjoy it.

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  • Terraces

    When visiting the Dali museum at Figueres u can sit on the many terraces on the square and have some yammy icecream or sangria!Restaurants u will find as well so u dont have to take any food with u:-)i cant tell much about the locals accept they were nice and friendly.

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Figueres Warnings and Dangers

  • Tourists!

    Major danger for the coast here is all the great hotels the goverment is planning to bulid.Check how is the coast now before it changes at:http://usuario.tiscali.es/salvemcapras

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  • how to buy a ticket from the automatic...

    First you have to choose your destination. Until then, no problem. Then you are being asked what kind of train you'd like to take. Huh? Any will do, was my reaction :-)But no, you have to choose. So off to the information boards to see what kind of train you have to take. Once you get back to the distributor, time ran out and needless to say you...

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  • Mosquitos and other

    During summer bring some spray or lotions to protect you from mosquitos.Natural oils are very good for your skin and avoid from getting eaten...Pict: FotografiesExposició a la Nau Côclea de CamalleraAfores S/N 17467 Saus-CamalleraTelefon 972 795002Email clara.coclea@eresmas.net

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Figueres Tourist Traps

  • Room 11- Mae West - Part 2

    This is the same display from a different angle. It looks more or less like what you see when you look through the glass. This is one of the optical illusions I mentioned earlier. Outside of this dislplay the museum is really cool.

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  • Room 11 - Mae West

    This is what you see after a long wait through a line which doesn't move very fast. Some people see the face of mae West. I saw a sofa, some pictures and whatever else. I love Dali's work, but not this one. It would be OK if you didn't have to wait through a long line, but the line really spoils it. You have a museum full of alternatives

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  • Empuriabrava Beachside

    We did a road trip from our hotel in Figueres up to the Monastery de Roda. First we droved to Ampuriabrava. The view was very fascinating. Nice weather onetime in September.Observing those hobby fishers and watching those luxurious yachts going in & out the canal made us feel hungry. No wondr twas noontime. So we decided to take some green salads...

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Figueres Off The Beaten Path

  • Castell de Sant Ferran

    The Fortress of Sant Ferran (in Catalan) or San Fernando (Spanish) is an amazing place that most visitors to Figueres do miss. It's the biggest fortress of Catalonia, and one of the biggest of Europe. It was build to defend the place from the French invasions, with impressive walls and buildings, and an amazing underground system of tunnels and...

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  • Street Performers

    The main PASEO in Barcelona is fantasticly riddled with tourists, performance artists and drunken fools EVERY weekend. I highly recommend hanging out here at least EVERY weekend.

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  • Former Jewish quarter

    Visit Magre street and Placa de la Llana. This is one of the oldest parts of the city and is the former Jewish quarter. The Jews arrived in the city in the second half of the 13th century, following a call for them to do so from Crown Prince Peter, in accordance with which any Jews setting up in the city would be exempt for five years from the...

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Figueres Favorites

  • Dali

    Would I ever go to Figueres without Dali?No! For sure!It seemed a nice place but... with what to attract a tourist without Dali?I tried to read, to search something else, in a not so small city - more than 40000 inhabitants but... everything leads to Gala foundation, which means Dali.Anyway, this single reason is more than enough to a visit: since...

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  • More from the beautiful small town of...

    There is nothing to do but go for a walk and look at the Pyrennes Mountains of France.I also LOVED listening to the "natives" complain and debate politics. The do NOT consider themselves Spaniards at all. They detest Franco and how they were FORCED to join Spain ... The bustling WINDS at night and the CALM that got me sleeping HOURS nightly.

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  • The facade of the Dali museum

    I'm not sure why they chose to put the eggs on top of the museum, but this is the exterior. The entrance is behind and to the right. Very few people seem to be out and about on the streets, but the museum is packed. Even though this museum is great, they still have you exit through the gift shop. Aroudnd the museum you can find an assortment of...

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