Empordà is a landscape of outstanding natural beauty, with several natural protected areas and an awe-inspiring coastline of beaches and coves. It also boasts great cultural and historical heritage: menhirs, megaliths, gothic architecture, romanesque art and charming small villages which inspired the surrealist art of the genius Salvador Dalí. The Catalan people with their fine wines and exquisite traditional dishes are an important highlight of the Empordà region which also boasts being home to some of the greatest and internationally known chefs, such as Ferran Adrià.