Figueres is the capital of the comarca 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 Mónica Naranjo, one of the best selling Spanish singers of the 1990s and 2000s.
Figueres has been and is a city with a commercial vocation. It was the first city in Girona province to have a pedestrian shopping zone in the city centre. The historical centre, is today a great open-air shopping zone which can offer a notable and varied range of shops selling food, textiles and clothes and household articles.
The city’s thousand shops make up a commercial range which attracts shoppers from Alt Empordà county, the other Girona counties and the south of France. This is high-quality commerce based on convenience and family service, though not excluding more modern and innovative forms of organization such as franchises. In Figueres you can shop as you stroll and stroll as you shop.