CADAQUÉS

Cadaqués is a small fishing town located in the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula, at the base of Pyrenees. The town is located within the Natural Park of Cap de Creus, the only maritime and terrestrial park in Catalonia. The maritime zone’s seabed is of great interest to visitors for its fauna and flora, whilst the terrestrial zone is considered the biggest uninhabited area of the Spanish Mediterranean coast. This Ampurdanese town of barely three thousand inhabitants, located on a sheltered bay, only 35 kilometres from the French border, is well worth a visit as no other town in the Costa Brava can boast such authentic Mediterranean style. All its houses are in perfect harmony with the natural environment and are set within one of the most beautiful  towns in Catalonia, and even in the Iberian Peninsula.

Salvador Dalí made Port-Lligat his residence and many of his works are inspired by this place. Nowadays, it is the house-museum of the painter from Alt Empordà. Lorca, Picasso, Pla, Buñuel and other painters, writers and photographers have been fascinated by this incredible spot, lashed by the tramontane, a cold and turbulent northern wind.

Cadaqués is the ideal place for those who want to relax away from crowded beaches. The rocky coastline, pleasantly indented, offers numerous coves and rocky beaches bathed by crystal clear waters. Cadaqués is a paradise for water sports, including windsurfing and a kayaking club. The surrounding area provides fantastic trekking routes and the Peralada golf complex is just 25 km away.

Cadaqués also offers two museums, cafés, typical restaurants, souvenir shops and is close to many places of cultural interest: the Salvador Dalí House-Museum, the Greco-Roman ruins of Empúries, the Romanesque Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, the Castle-Casino of Peralada and its music festivals, the Dalí Museum in Figueres, Machado's exile house in Collioure, the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park and the pottery tradition of La Bisbal, among many others.

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