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Top Choice Museum in Figueres

Teatre-Museu Dalí

The first name that pops into your head when you lay eyes on this red castle-like building, topped with giant eggs and stylised Oscar-like statues and studded with plaster-covered croissants, is Salvador Dalí. An en…
Top Choice House in Cadaqués

Casa Museu Dalí

Overlooking a peaceful cove in Port Lligat, a tiny fishing settlement 1km northeast of Cadaqués, this magnificent seaside complex was the residence and sanctuary of Salvador Dalí, who lived here with his wife Gala f…
Top Choice Catalan in Girona

El Celler de Can Roca

Ever-changing avant-garde takes on Catalan dishes have catapulted El Celler de Can Roca to global fame. Holding three Michelin stars, it was named the best restaurant in the world in 2015 by The World's 50 Best. Eac…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in L'Escala

Empúries

The evocative seaside archaeological site of Empúries, 1.5km northwest of central L'Escala, immerses you in a strategic Greek, and later Roman, trading port. A lively audio guide commentary (included in the price) u…
Top Choice Castle in Palafrugell & Around

Castell de Púbol

If you’re intrigued by artist Salvador Dalí, the Castell de Púbol is an essential piece of the puzzle. Between Girona and Palafrugell (22km northwest of the latter, south off the C66), this 14th-century castle was D…
Top Choice Cathedral in Girona

Catedral de Girona

Towering over a flight of 86 steps rising from Plaça de la Catedral, Girona's imposing cathedral is far more ancient than its billowing baroque facade suggests. Built over an old Roman forum, parts of its foundation…
Top Choice Museum in Girona

Museu d’Història dels Jueus

Until 1492, Girona was home to Catalonia’s second-most important medieval Jewish community, after Barcelona, and one of the country's finest Jewish quarters. This excellent museum takes pride in Girona’s Jewish heri…
Top Choice Dive Site in L’Estartit & the Illes Medes

Illes Medes

The allure of the Illes Medes, seven islets off L'Estartit beach, lies in their range of depths (down to 50m), kaleidoscopic marine life, and underwater cavities and tunnels. Since being gazetted as a reserva natura…
Top Choice Monastery in El Port de la Selva

Monestir de Sant Pere de Rodes

Views of distant Pyrenean peaks and the deep-blue Mediterranean combine with a spectacular piece of Romanesque architecture at this hillside monastery, 500m up in the hills 7km southwest of El Port de la Selva. Foun…
Top Choice Cafe in Girona

La Fábrica

Girona's culinary talents morph into top-quality coffee and Catalan-inspired brunchy favourites starring local ingredients at this energetic German-Canadian–owned cycle-themed cafe. Pillowy artisan torrades (toasts)…