09 December, 2008
Figueres (Spanish: Figueras) is the capital of the comarca (district) of Alt Empordà, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain.
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. Also born here was Monica Naranjo, one of the best selling Spanish singers of the 1990s and 2000s.
The city is twinned with Perpignan (Pyrénées Orientales), just over the Pyrenees in France.