Figueres

Figueres is the capital city of the 'Alt Emporda', the Girona plains region in Catalonia in Spain. Blessed with a warm temperate climate and hot summers, it is a proud, typically Spanish town. Dating from medieval times, Figueres most famous inhabitant was unique artist Salvador Dali. His curious, surreal art can be seen adorning Figueres in many places, and there is also the 'Dali Theatre Museum complex', which hosts a range of events and changing exhibits about Dali. However, Figueres is also has many other attractions. Try a visit to the 18th century castle of 'Sant Ferran' which dominates the town from the hill above, which is famous for its pentagonal shape. Or take a look at the old church of 'Sant Pere'. Started in the 14th century in the Romanesque style, this church has been added to and is a very interesting place to walk round. Your hotel in Figueres is also a good place to base a trip, as the Costa Brava and the Pyrenees are within easy reach. The geographical location also means that a spirited cuisine based around seafood, cured meats, peppers, garlic, chillies and olive oil has developed. There are many good restaurants and a spirited nightlife to enjoy. Try a walk along by the old medieval town walls and you will discover some very well maintained streets dating from the renaissance period and earlier. Maybe visit the 'Plaza Del Ayuntamiento', a beautifully preserved medieval square.

As Figueres is a place that enjoys tourism all year round, it has a developed, flexible approach to hotels and rental apartments, making it easy for the visitor to book and stay here. Most of the big luxury hotels are situated just outside Figueres, and enjoy golfing, spa and sports facilities. However, if it's a city break you're after there are some great four star hotels in Figueres in convenient locations around 'Las Ramblas,' the commercial and social heart of Figueres. However, if a smaller, 'boutique' style hotel is what you require, then there are lots. The same applies to budget hotels, which are all around 'Figueres' tucked down its many attractive streets.