Figueres in Catalonia

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Teatre-Museu Dalí © Luidger/cc-by-sa-3.0

Teatre-Museu Dalí © Luidger/cc-by-sa-3.0

Figueres is the capital of the comarca of Alt Empordà, in the province of Girona in Catalonia. The Sant Ferran Castle is situated on a hill at the end of Pujada del Castell. It is a large military fortress built in the eighteenth century under the orders of several military engineers, including Peter Martin i Cermeño Juan Martin Cermeño. It is the largest monument of Catalonia.

The town is the birthplace of artist Salvador Dalí, and houses the Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador Dalí, a large museum designed by Dalí himself which attracts many visitors. It is also the birthplace of Narcís Monturiol i Estarriol, inventor of the first successful machine-powered submarine.

Town centre © Tony Grist 'Face of Dali', a surrealist tribute to Salvadore Dali © Ashley Pomeroy/cc-by-3.0 © AlbertJB/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Alberto-g-rovi/cc-by-sa-3.0 Town hall © Kippelboy Teatre-Museu Dalí © Luidger/cc-by-sa-3.0
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'Face of Dali', a surrealist tribute to Salvadore Dali © Ashley Pomeroy/cc-by-3.0
Situated in the north-east corner of Catalonia, Figueres is about 40 km (25 miles) from Girona, 140 km (87 miles) from Barcelona, 60 km (37 miles) from Perpignan, and 50 km (31 miles) from Girona-Costa Brava Airport. It is also served by its own railway station just east of the old town center.

Figueres has been connected since December 2010 to the high-speed rail network with the start of services connecting Figueres to Perpignan via LGV, allowing direct TGV services to Paris in 5h 27 min. Connections to Madrid-Barcelona via AVE are began on 8 January 2013 and the trip takes 53 mins (12 minutes to Girona).

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