So Paloma our motorhome is parked in one of the slightly less glamorous locations of our trip so far, but it’s free and in a perfect location to visit the town of Figueres. But as with anywhere once you park up, you forget it’s only really a supermarket carpark. (N 42.260890 E 2.950960).
Crazily we’ve driven about 25km and the sun is shining and the temperatures have risen to a very respectable 25 degrees, we are almost struggling to believe that this time last week we were in snowy Cuneo in Italy.
Spain has welcomed us with open arms, we arrived to a full on street party with steel drummers!
But the city holds a far more important legacy….
Salvador Dalí, the master of Surrealism and one of the most important artists of the 20th century, had a special relationship with Figueres, it was his birthplace and the place of his death.
Dalí’s most important legacy to the city of Figueres is the theatre-museum that bears his name. It is one of the most popular museums in Europe, and is reason enough alone to visit the city at any time of year.
This is undoubtedly the “star” attraction of Figueres. It was created by Dalí himself, when he converted the former municipal theatre into a vast museum housing a multitude of works that the artist left to the city.
The old town streets that run to the South and North of the fine Rambla, are very pleasant to walk about. From a shopper’s perspective, Figueres is a tempting location, with an interesting blend of the old and new. It has its fair share of old-style locally owned shops
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