City of Art and History
Culture it up a little during your holidays at camping Amfora, your campsite near Figueres! City of art and history, Figueres is among the absolute must sees of any holiday break in Catalonia.
The city of Figueres is the capital of Alt Empordà which is itself part of Girona's province is packed with History and anecdotes. Its Catalan roots run deep which means some heritage is sometimes painful. Stroll along the streets for a little while and you will certainly be astonished by the many remains from the Spanish Civil War.
Besides that, a stroll in the old town contained by the remains of medieval remparts is most pleasant. See also the rambla or main street with its many shops and Art Nouveau buildings.
If you're an art lover, your stay at Amfora's, campsite near Figueres, will have you quickly notice that famous, eccentric artist Salvador Dali's influence is all around the city. It reaches its peak when you get to the master of surrealism's museum. Extravagant and out of the ordinary, just like its creator! Its large permanent collection offers a great glimpse at the master's career and evolution.
The city's many restaurants will also give you an opportunity to taste Catalan specialities during a nice lunch on a terrace. Fish are the chefs' favourite - baked in the oven or on a plancha - but you can also have delicious chicken or rabbit specialties. See, camping near Figueres comes with many surprises!