Figueres: holidays accompanied by Dalí’s surrealism and ancient toys
The Land of Dalí, one of the most distinguished artists of the past century; and the inventor of the first submarine, Narciso Monturid – make for an interesting historical combination, enriched with surrealism of the artist with a twisted moustache. This municipality near the border separating France and Spain is an incredibly rich environment where you could spend some very special holidays surrounded by sites of historical heritage and visiting museums of the city. Here, before you, is a marvellous opportunity to pack your suitcase and spend a few days in a cheap hotel in Figueres, discovering an infinite amount of features that make this city interesting.
Must-see museums in Figueres
Dalí’s Theatre-Museum is most certainly a must-see during your visit in Figueres. The extraordinary creations of this renowned artist will never fail to surprise its visitors. Built on the ancient ruins of the Figueres Theatre in 1974, it was made to be seen as a whole, for this is how Dalí himself conceived it: an experience for anyone who would like to venture into it. This museum can be visited from 9:00 to 20:00 until September 30th, but starting from October 1st the schedule will be from 9:30 to 18:00. The entry fee for a single ticket is 12 Euro, with the reduced fare being 9 Euro.
Another interesting cultural space is the Toy Museum of Catalonia, which is located in the former París Hotel. These facilities exhibit over 4,000 pieces, some of them belonging to distinguished personas of the likes of Federico García Lorca, Joan Miró, Quim Monzó, and, of course, Salvador Dalí himself.
Sant Pere Church is yet another reason you should find a cheap hotel in Figueres and travel to this city in the region on Girona. Initially, it was built following the guidelines of the Romanic style, but in the sixteenth century this church was rebuilt into the Gothic style. Later, in the eighteenth century, a transept and an apse were added as well.
The Rambla is the main promenade of the city, and it’s surrounded by many buildings of the most different styles: here you will find an eclectic selection that goes from Modernism to Noucentisme, Rationalism, Neoclassicism, and Baroque styles. You wouldn’t want to miss a thing while taking this tour, keeping your camera close at hand to immortalise the beauty that walks you through the different eras of architectural maelstrom.
San Fernando Castle is also one of the most interesting places to see in Figueres. Located at the top of a hill, at the end of the Pujada del Castell, you will find a military fortress built in the eighteenth century, occupying an area of 32 hectares with a perimeter of 3,120 metres. Its capacity was of 6,000 soldiers, and its water tanks can hold no less than 10 million litres of water. Visiting schedule of this castle is as it follows: it’s open from 10:00 to 20:00 until September 15th, and starting from that date it’s open from 10:30 to 18:00. However, starting from the last Sunday of October visiting hours will be reduced, opening hours being from 10:30 to 15:00.
The strongest point of the cuisine of Figueres is a combination between goods collected from the mountains and the sea. Choosing to stay in a budget-friendly cheap hotel in Figueres, you will be able to take advantage of your budget in order to enjoy the delicious cuisine of the area. Chicken, rabbit with lobster, seafood from Costa Brava, beef with vegetables, or fruit are some of the dishes you ought to try in order to savour the real cuisine of Figueres.
So, why don’t you book a cheap hotel in Figueres and get to know everything this city has to offer?