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Figueras Located in northeast Spain – About 18 miles west of the Mediterranean coast – and belongs to the province of Girona.The city is located in the region of Catalonia, and has 45,000 inhabitants (2011).
Figueras is the main town near the border with France, and the region’s economic, cultural and commercial center.The city is also a major transportation hub. The economy of Figueras is largely based on tourism and agriculture.
Figueras is the birthplace of the Spanish artist Salvador Dali, and there is a large and famous art museum here – with exhibitions of many of his works. Salvador Dali died in 1989, and at the entrance to the museum is his grave.
Another famous attraction in town is the castle “Castillo de San Fernando” (also called “Castell de Sant Ferran”) from 1743, which is the largest monument in Catalonia. The castle has a circumference of 5.6 km, and is also one of the largest in Europe.
Other tourist attractions include Figueras Iglesia de Sant Pere from the end of the 1400s, a historical / archaeological museum, a toy museum, the Museum of Technology and a clock museum – where visitors can take a trip through the clock’s history. Watch The exhibition has more than 3000 copies.
Nearest international airport is Girona Airport – Costa Brava, located 51 km south of Figueras.