Guide to the Municipalities
Figueres is located in the centre of Alt Empordà, on the plains, and it is the cultural and tourist capital, with important offerings such as the Museu-Teatre Gala Salvador Dalí and the Museu del Joguet.

It also has the singularity of presiding over a region that has two nature parks (those of Aiguamolls de l'Empordà and Cap de Creus) and a natural landscape of interest (L'Albera), which also makes it attractive for both nature enthusiasts and those who enjoy nature-related sports on land (hiking, mountain biking), in the sea (scuba diving, kayaking, etc.) and in the air (hot air balloons, paragliding, parachuting, etc.).

Figueres has several buildings of interest, such as the church of Sant Pere, the Casino or the Galatea tower of the Dalí Museum. In addition to the Surrealist painter, the city has seen the birth of many personalities, such as the engineer Narcís Monturiol, the maker of the first submarine (the Ictíneo, 1909).

The sardana, a popular Catalan dance, was also created in Figueres.

The essentials

- Visit the Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador Dalí.
- Visit the Museu del Joguet and the Museu de l'Empordà.
- Visit the castle of Sant Ferran.
- Walk around the Jewish quarter.
- The Jazz Festival in spring.


  • Region: Alt Empordà
  • Province: Girona
  • Location: Figueres, Vilatenim
  • Size: 19
  • Inhabitants: 39641

Economic activity

Tourism and service companies, especially commerce, are currently the most important part of the municipality’s economy. The city is the centre of the services sector and the agricultural market, as well as Alt Empordà’s supply hub. The industry’s latest growth has been driven by tourism and the mechanisation of agriculture.

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