Culture

Empordà is noted for its cultural and artistic heritage.

Within 35 minutes range, we recommend experiencing what is referred to as the Dali Triangle.

The Emporda painter, Salvador Dalí left us a great legacy.


The Dali Theatre and Museum in Figueres houses a large collection of surrealist pieces as well as pieces from the Dalí-Jewel collection. In Dali’s house, which is now a museum in Portlligat (Cadaqués), you will be able to experience first hand what was once his private residence and workshop equipped with furniture and the artist’s personal belongings.

The third space is formed by the Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol, in the municipality of La Pera.  A gift which Dalí gave to his muse and where she is buried.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Palau SolTerra in Torroella de Montgri and the Can Mario Museum pertaining to the Vila Casas Private Foundation in Palafrugell both hold important collections of paintings, sculptures and important temporary exhibitions.

The Josep Pla Foundation hosts a permanent exhibition of the writer’s life in his native home of Palafrugell.  The Museum of Cork is also worth visiting.

The Quintana House, Museum of the Mediterranean, demonstrates the background of the natural hábitat of Montgrí, Illes Medes and Baix Ter. The medieval villages of Pals, Peratallada, Monells to name a few and Ullastret  and the ruins of Empuries with their Iberian settlements are all charming places well worth visiting.