The village Cistelle is located off the big tourist areas, hidden between pine and oak trees and olive groves on the verge of the Pyrenees near the golf course TorreMirona. The houses of the village are closely arranged around the church.
The romantic facade of the church Santa Maria de Cistella from the 12.-13. century has a remarkable gate with five round arches and is decorated with geometrical and floral elements. On the left and on the right there are capital columns in the corinthian style, one of them decorated with phantastic animal heads.
The Plaça Mayor is expanded to the Rambla and is flanked by trees. The streets of the village are paved and decorated with plant tubs and flowers.
A lot of houses in Cistella derive from the 16. and the 17. century and have beautifully restored stone facades and gate welts. Some of them nowadays serve as second residence. But more and more habitants of Figueres move to the countryside.