The 10 Best Things to Do in Figueres, Spain

November 3, 2017 Carley Gatson

Figueres is the birthplace of Salvador Dali and home to the Dali Museum, one of the most-visited Spanish museums. Not surprisingly, it is the place for the lovers of fine art. Close to the border with France, this Catalan city offers great food, wine, and beaches. Figueres is just 15 minutes by car or 25 minutes by train from the beaches of Costa Brava. Not as touristy as Barcelona, the city offers a relaxing atmosphere, quiet cafes, an historic Old Town and square, and even a castle.
Restaurants in Figueres

1. Dali Theatre-Museum

Placa de Gala-Dali 5, 17600, Figueres, Spain +34 972 67 75 00
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Dali Theatre-Museum

Instituted in 1974, this museum was built on the remains of the former Figueres Theater, and features a broad range of works of Salvador Dalí (1904-1989.)

Reviewed By The_Coach55 - London

Travelled to Figueres from Barcelona, which is around a 50 minute journey on a fast train from Sants to Figueres-Vilafant station. I paid just over €33 for a day return ticket. The Dali museum is around a mile away from the station.
The museum is housed in an old theatre, which is a lovely building. However, due to the nature of the layout, there are many bottlenecks especially in some of the more narrow corridors when it is crowded, which it invariably is.
The art on display makes up for this. There is a wide range of Dali's work on display, and much from his early days which is more conventional than his later stuff. There was also an amusing display of black and white photographs of the great man's moustache in various unusual scenarios.
Overall, it was an enjoyable and informative visit. Admission fee was €14.

2. Castell de Peralada

Placa del Carme, 1, 17491, Peralada, Spain +34 972 53 80 11
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
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4.5 based on 212 reviews

Castell de Peralada

Reviewed By Araceli H - Madrid, Spain

Had previously booked dinner at the Castell Palace Restaurant Buffet. Highly recommend to book before going and go to the 8pm shift. Incredible food assortment and quality. Do not have lunch on that day!
Opera location was really original and play well mounted by Mario Gas. Unfortunately the main character of Turandot was executed by a goid soprano but the tenor Nessun Dorma was really dissapointing. He claimed to have a virus and sang just a very average area and being a small festival. There was no replacement nor compensation :-(

3. Iglesia de Sant Esteve

Placa de l'Esglesia 1, 17485 Vila-sacra, Spain
Excellent
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4 based on 1 reviews

Iglesia de Sant Esteve

Reviewed By Pierre G - Toulon, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

Cette très belle église d’origine romane est citée pour la première fois dans un document de 974. Agrandie au 13ème, puis fortifiée au 15ème siècle, elle est longtemps possession du Monestir de Sant Pere de Rodes.
Avec son puissant clocher-donjon, elle se signale de loin au visiteur.
A l’intérieur : petite statuaire.
Bien de Interés Cultural Nacional depuis le 8 novembre 1988.
A voir.

4. Windoor Real Fly

Sector Aeroclub, s/n, 17487, 17487, Castello d'Empuries, Spain +34 972 45 40 40
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 225 reviews

Windoor Real Fly

Reviewed By Robin H

First time at Windoor, had a great flight with Robin, great instructor looking forward to coming again. Facilities excellent, food & drink fantastic, great buzzy atmosphere

5. Club De Golf TorreMirona

CN 260, Km, 46, 17744 Navata, Spain +34 972 55 37 37
Excellent
39%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 61 reviews

Club De Golf TorreMirona

Reviewed By SPBran - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Torremirona golf course is part of a complex including Hotel Relais; a spa with outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts;rental apartments from Villa Birdie; and numerous holiday homes.
The impressive views make this course a must play if you are in the Girona region. The first nine are more challenging than the back nine but overall it is a good test of your golf.
The 5th plays to an island green; the 6th and 7th have water features; the 8th is a tight hole between trees; and the high 9th tee offers magnificent views across the course towards the Pyrenees.
The 10th is a short par 3 protected by water and the par 5 18th tempts you to have a go in two over more water.
Disappointingly the catering facilities are poor with only the hotel offering food and drink. However, do sit on the balcony and enjoy a refreshing beer while drinking in the fantastic views!

6. Salvador Dali Domenech

Pujada Del Castell, 28, 17600, Figueres, Spain +34 972 67 75 05
Excellent
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5 based on 84 reviews

Salvador Dali Domenech

Reviewed By Chillimudcrab - Adelaide, Australia

Just walking through this place makes one wonder what was going through his mind, they need to keep the school children out or have special times so we can get an opportunity to see this without all the interruptions

7. Basilica of Santa Maria

Placa Mossen Cinto Verdaguer, s / n, 17486, Castello d'Empuries, Spain +34 972 15 80 19
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 145 reviews

Basilica of Santa Maria

Reviewed By Fionnuala22 - Belfast, United Kingdom

Dominating the charming and atmospheric town of Castello d'Empuries, the Basilica speaks of a time when religion and politics were closely intertwined, and the local Counts were hugely ambitious. Architecturally interesting, wide a huge and wide nave, containing the tombs of several local rulers and various side chapels, this is a must see. The Basilica also contains a small ( pay to enter) museum of church artefacts, and we found the church personnel very welcoming and helpful.

8. Club De Golf Peralada

C/ Rocaberti, s/n, 17491, Peralada, Spain +34 972 53 88 30
Excellent
59%
Good
39%
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Club De Golf Peralada

Reviewed By john1234_10 - Northampton, United Kingdom

Although a non golfer the hotel is not just a golfers holiday venue. The grounds and course are beautiful. The hotel is quite delightful, excellent staff, lovely dining room, great public rooms and the bedrooms are extremely comfortable. Exceptionally clean, lovely bathrooms. The breakfasts are a delight and the selection superb, beautifully cooked, constantly replenlished by the chef and always a delight.
We had the chef's tasting menu on the Saturday night with the appropriate wines, a delightful dinner and excellent value.
Very convenient for visiting Figueras and the seaside, would certainly stay there again

9. Castillo de San Fernando

Pujada del Castell s/n, 17600, Figueres, Spain +34 972 51 45 85
Excellent
52%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 605 reviews

Castillo de San Fernando

Reviewed By JandRandTandC - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Even if you know nothing about the history of the area, this is a fascinating place to visit. Don't expect a lot of perfectly preserved building though, you're expected to guide yourself around the ruins with the help of an audio-guide. Fascinating (and lovely views of the surrounding countryside too)
(You can take an underground tour of the Reservoir and subterranean parts, but we didn't)

10. Museo del Castillo de Perelada

Plaza del Carmen S/ No, 17491, Peralada, Spain +34 972 53 81 25
Excellent
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Museo del Castillo de Perelada

Reviewed By Lulel0 - Orinda, California

1 hour tour of the private collections of the owner of the casino next door: books, glass containers, old coins, wine barrels, church capitols.
Our versed and kind guide tried to interest us in a few pieces, but we didn't learn much nor were we impressed.

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