Pentagonal, its perimeter reaches the 5.6 km, being the biggest monument of Catalonia and one of the most fortified complexes notable in the world by the set of its outer fortifications. Parish Church of San Pedro, in the Gothic style with a single nave and chapels between the buttresses. The header and the bell tower are neo-Gothic additions. For approach to culture and the sights of this beautiful city a good option is to rent an apartment in the Costa Brava. The Toy Museum of Catalonia was inaugurated in 1982 at the premises of the old Hotel Paris (old manor house of the Baron of Terradas), in the Rambla in Figueras. Some recent works of rehabilitation and adaptation have allowed triple the initial space of the Museum, reopened on 12 December 1998.
The Museum exhibits more than 4,000 pieces: zootropos, meccans, teatrini, animals and horses of carton, kitchens, balls, spinning tops, planes, cars, trains, dolls, puppets, appliances from magic, games for blind, costumes, paper dolls, handlebars, soldiers, robots, machines, steam, Teddy bears, tricycles, scooters many of these pieces are accompanied by photographs oldest in children with their toys, which helps us to situate them chronologically and see how he was playing at that time. Some toys had belonged to characters such as Ana Maria and Salvador Dali, Federico Garcia Lorca, Joan Miro, Josep Palau and Fabre, Joan Brossa, Quim Monzo, Frederic Amat El Museo has a centre of documentation and research on games and toys, the Brossa-Fregoli Auditorium and space for activities outdoors: the roof of the Museum. The visit of the collection may have multiple readings: the nostalgic toys of our grandfathers and grandmothers through and observation, which traces the history of as scientific and technical advances of the moment have influenced the design of the toys and games, in the same way that have done so and historical events and artistic movements continue to do so. The rooms of the Museum of the Emporda presents a wide chronological range of the art and archaeology of our region, from prehistory up to the present day, with a special dedication to the Emporda and Catalan painting of the 19th and 20th centuries. The tour starts with a sample of the archaeological findings of the Alt Emporda, from Neolithic times until the romanization, which includes a collection of personal ornaments, Greek ceramics of black figures and rojas and glass containers.
Continues with the medieval and modern era which include the capitals of the monastery of San Pedro de Rodas as well as deposits of works of the Museo del Prado (Mengs, Mignard, Herrera). Through the works of Pinazo, Sorolla, Nonell, Marti Alsina, Berga and Boix, houses, Gargallo, Gimeno, Mir, Masriera, Sunyer, seas, Dunyach and Casanovas, among others, you can follow the trajectory of catalan art since the mid-19th century until the modernism and the first avant-gardes, with works by Tapias, Ponc and Cuixart. Finally, Comalat Bonaterra, Llavanera, Puig Eusebi, Nunez, Salvador Dali, Angels, Santos Torroella, angel Planells, Joan Massanet, Evarist Valles, Joan Sibecas, Joan Padern, Pujolboira, Lluis Roura and Josep Ministral, entered many others, show us the evolution of Emporda through realistic landscape painting, surrealism, the conceptual abstraction and the new figuration. The Museum also exhibits several temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The festivals of Figueras, called Les Festes de la Santa Creu (feasts of the Holy Cross is celebrated in early May.) Original author and source of the article.