Figueres, a beautiful city in the Barcelonaâ€™s province which name means â€śFig Treesâ€ť. Birthplace of Salvador Dali, just 20 minutes far from the Costa Bravaâ€™s beaches and close to France is not as touristic as Barcelona and thatâ€™s what give Figueres all it charm.
Visit the Sant Ferran Castle, at the end of Pujada del Castell, biggest monument of Catalonia, walk on La Rambla to PlaĂ§a Gala i Salvador Dali. At the nÂş5 of this place, stop and visit the Museum Theater of Dali, build on the site of the old theater of Figueres it now offers a large panel of Daliâ€™s works. Other lovely sites are worth seeing such as PlaĂ§a de lâ€™Esglesia (â€śChurch Placeâ€ť), PlaĂ§a de les Patates (Potatoes Place!) or the Municipal Theater El JardĂ.
Travelling with kids, bring them to the Toy museum of Catalonia within the Hotel Paris on Carrer de Sant Pere,1. With more than 4,000 toys of every kind, dolls, planes, teddy bears and even Dali or MirĂłâ€™s toys, this museum will make you fall down into childhood!
Art lovers, have a look at the EmpordĂ Museum, it contains one of the most impressive art collection of Catalonia and even pieces from the Prado!
August and September
Acustica Festival: live the twelfth edition of this musical show on the street!
September 5th to 8th
Lâ€™EmpordĂ wine exhibition: discover the Emporda wines! Wine tasting, stands and other activities
Hot to get there
Train: Take a train from Sants, Passeig de Gracia or El Clot-Arago.
Vesping: Well, all is possible in this life! The 117km journey starts to be quiet long anyway it could be a nice adventure.