The Alt Empordà area was witness of the eccentricities of the genius Salvador Dalí from its birth in 1904 in the city of Figueres, the place where nowadays you can find the museum with his name and where very valuable art works are exposed. Other two icons from the Empordà are part of his biography: Cadaqués, where the painter had his unique stable house and where he lived and worked until 1982. After the death of his wife, Gala, he moved to the Castle of Púbol, the third point of Dalí’s triangle.
Why has been Girona chosen by some cinema directors or the producer of Game of Thrones to shoot their films or series? An evocative old town, its narrow streets, a big cathedral or the colorful houses next to the Onyar river.
Mediaval towns and old Jewish quarters
The province has a lot of towns with medieval aesthetic; Monells, Pals, Peratallada are some examples. One of the most famous, especially for its spectacular bridge, is Besalú, that preserves a valuable Jewish heritage with one of the most important mikvehs of Europe. This town, along with Girona and Castelló d’Empúries, preserve one of the best preserved Jewish quarters of Europe, and is part of the Network of Jewish quarters if Spain.
In Girona we find big exponents of Romanesque like the Sant Pere monastery, in Cap de Creus, the Ripoll monastery, whose portal can be declared World Heritage, or the cloister of the Cathedral of Girona. Near this place we can also contemplate one of the most singular and special works of Romanesque art: the Tapestry of Creation.
Prehistoric caves of Serinyà
These caves, placed in the town of Serinyà, between Besalú and Banyoles, have the best Paleolithic sequence of Catalonia and become archeological heritage of international interest.