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Around 70 miles north of Barcelona close to the border with France is the city of Figueras. It was the birthplace of Salvador Dali, who was an artist that painted surrealist works that stretched the imagination and eyes. A museum designed by the man himself is located in the heart and is one of the biggest attractions of the area.
Cheap car hire in Figueras is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding countryside. The Pyrenees mountain range is not that far away and area a great attraction year-round. Skiing and winter sports take most of the action in the colder months, while summer time offers outstanding views across to France and closer to Andorra.
As well as the museum for Dali there is one dedicated to toys over the ages and is home to an incredible 4,500 objects with some used to belonging to famous people. The regional museum is home to artifacts dating back to Greek times and other periods through history.
With a car rental in Figueras visitors can head east to the coastline and visit one of the largest marina towns in the world. There is more than 20 miles of canals and is home to some 80,000 people during the summer. There is also a beach on the coast there that is popular and lined with bars and restaurants.
You can head to the Rambla area in a car hire at Figueras, park up and take a tour down this pedestrian zone. It is full of Spanish stores and shops as well quaint little cafés and restaurants serving food all day long. At night-time the city comes to life with a mix of bars and clubs to entertain.