The birthplace of Salvador Dalí, Figueres, is famous because of the Dalí Theatre-Museum, which is the most visited museum in Spain after the Prado in Madrid and the Guggenheim in Bilbao. It was built by Dali on the ruins of a 19th century Theatre. The building has a large glass dome and its edges are decorated by large egg shapes. It is, in its entirety, Dali's greatest work, and was created by Dali specifically to offer its visitors a unique visual experience. The city has an important heritage of monuments, among which the old medieval walls and the castle of Sant Ferran are outstanding, as well as examples of Modernist and Neoclassical architecture which appear dotted around the city center.
The historic center of Figueres is bounded by remains of its old wall, put up in the Middle Ages to defend the town. Beautiful corners from the medieval period are preserved, like the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, remodeled in Neoclassical style and where the council building stands, or the area around Carrer Magre, where there old Jewish quarter was located. The café-lined La Rambla is the main place for walking and the real heart of the city. The old streets around the Rambla are very pleasant to walk around and home to some great shopping. To the many attractions of Figueres, are added its excellent position between the eastern end of the Pyrenean chain and the Costa Brava, which enables you to discover the beautiful towns and beaches of the Costa Brava.
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