Top things to do in Figueres

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…
Wildlife Reserve in Figueres

Centre de Reproducció de Tortugues de l'Albera

This long-running little wildlife sanctuary is a haven for Hermann's tortoises, and a force for educating people about these little armoured tanks of the Pyrenees. There's an introductory film (Catalan, Spanish, Eng…
Fort in Figueres

Castell de Sant Ferran

Figueres' sturdy 18th-century fortress commands the surrounding plains from a low hill 1km northwest of the centre. The complex is a wonder of military engineering: it sprawls over 32 hectares, with the capacity for…
Catalan in Figueres

El Motel

Jaume Subirós, the chef and owner of this smart roadside hotel-restaurant 1km north of Figueres' centre, is a seminal figure of the transition from traditional Catalan home cooking to the polished, innovative affair…
Museum in Figueres

Museu de l’Empordà

Extending over four floors, the local museum time travels from ancient amphorae to 7th-century sculptures to rotating installations of contemporary art. The region's culture and history are presented in a fragmented…
Catalan in Figueres

Restaurant Durán

Dine under the same roof as Salvador Dalí at this top-class, chandelier-lit restaurant, where smart service and plush decor are matched by such expertly prepared delights as smoked-salmon tartare, sole in orange sau…
Museum in Figueres

Museu del Joguet

This museum has more than 5000 toys from throughout the ages – from the earliest board games involving coloured stones, to intricate dolls’ houses, to 1920s dolls with baleful stares that may haunt your dreams, to c…
Catalan in Figueres

Sidreria Txot’s

Watch your Basque cider poured from on high (the way it’s supposed to be) at this lively all-day cider bar with a summer garden. Then tuck into hot and cold pintxos (Basque tapas), tasty burgers, cured meats, cheese…
Monastery in Figueres

Canònica de Santa Maria de Vilabertran

In Vilabertran, 2.5km northeast of central Figueres, you'll find a serene 11th-century Romanesque church with three naves, a Lombard bell tower, and an elegant cloister.