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Dalí



The Alt Empordà region was testimony of the eccentricities of the great Salvador Dalí since he was born in the city of Figueres in 1904, where today can be found the Dalí Theater-Museum and pieces of great value are exposed. Another two empordanese icons are part of his biography: Cadaqués, where the artist had his only permanent home, where he usually lived and worked since 1982. After Gala’s death, he moved to the Castle of Púbol, another spot in the Dalí Triangle.  

Girona



What does Girona have to be chosen by different cinema directors or the producers from Game of Thrones to be part of their filming scenarios? An evocative old quarter, the narrow streets of the jewish quarter, a great Cathedral or the colorful houses of the river Onyar. 

Medieval villages and old jewish quarters



The province hosts many esthetic villages: Monells, Pals or Peratallada are some examples. One of the most known, because of the spectacular bridge that leads to it, is Besalú. This medieval village still conserves a patrimonial jewish heritage of great value, with one of the most relevant Mikveh in Europe. Along with Girona and Castelló d’Empúries, it holds one of the most well preserved jewish quarters in Europe, and is part of the Spanish jewish quarter network

Romanic



In Girona we can find great exponents of Romanic art, such as the Sant Pere de Rodes monastery, raised at the Cap de Creus; the Ripoll monastery, whose portal is opting to be declared World Heritage Site by Unesco; or Girona’s Cathedral cloister. Just next to this spot, we can admire one the most singular and special Romanic art pieces: the "Tapestry of Creation".



Prehistoric caves of Serinyà



These caves, located in the municipality of Serinyà, just between Besalú and Banyoles, present the best Paleolithic sequence of Catalunya and they form an international interest archeologic heritage