Figueres has been and is a town with a commercial vocation. It was the first town in Girona province to have a pedestrian shopping zone in the town centre. The historical centre, known as the Rovell de l'Ou, is today a great open-air shopping zone which can offer a notable and varied range of shops selling food, textiles and clothes and household articles.
The town's thousand shops make up a commercial range which attracts shoppers from Alt Empordà county, the other Girona counties and the south of France. This is high-quality commerce based on convenience and family service, though not excluding more modern and innovative forms of organisation such as franchises. In Figueres you can shop as you stroll and stroll as you shop.
The regular opening hours are from 10:00 to 13:30 and 16:30 to 20:30, although more and more shops open at midday.
In addition to local public holidays are bank holiday in Figueres the following days:
- 3rd May: Festival & Fair of Santa Creu
- 29th June: Festival of St. Peter
The official calendar of bank holiday in Figueres with authorisation for opening shops are the following days:
- January 8th
- July 2nd
- August 15th
- November 1st 6,8,10,17, 24 and 31 December