Cultural Heritage

The cultural heritage of the Costa Brava highlights the legacy of its two major figures who are universally renowned; the artist, Salvador Dalí and his museum in Figueres and the writer, Josep Pla and his Foundation in Palafrugell. Apart from these places, this region has many interesting museums such as the Vila Casas Foundation in Torroella (photo) and Palafrugell (sculpture), the Girona Art Museum, the Catalonia Toy Museum in Figueres or the Cinema Museum in Girona. During the summer months the Costa Brava is the home to many Music Festivals in which some of the most important interpreters have performed like Diana Krall, Jamie Cullum, Norah Jones, Sting, George Benson, Tom Jones, Leonard Cohen, Julio Iglesias, among others. At other Classical Music festivals conductors or soloists of international fame like Josep Carreras, Montserrat Caballé, Jessye Norman, Joaquin Achúcarro, Zubin Metha, Daniel Barenboim, among others have performed. In summer many Catalan Folk Music Festivals are held including Sardanes (Catalan dances), Cuban Folk Songs Summer Balls. If you are on the Costa Brava the first Saturday in July it is well worth going to see the Habanera Concerts in Calella de Palafrugell.