Cadaques is a small fishing village in the north of the Costa Brava and only 30 km from France.
Probably, you already heard for being the place of residence of Salvador Dalí, right on the beach of Port Lligat, but Cadaques also has much more to discover.
Last year we spent the holidays in the northern Costa Brava, and of course we didn´t miss a visit to this lovely village.
CASA DALI (Portlligat-Cadaqués)
It is situated in a unique natural environment as inhospitable landscape of the natural park of “Cap de Creus” .
The house is very original, since it was built by small fishermen’s houses that Dalí was buying over the years. Then, he was joining them through doors and walls until to ended up being the actual house with its structure of stairs, passages and several levels, with beautiful views and gardens.
The house can only be visited with a guide and are small groups. You must take out the ticket online few days before you are going, because in high season sure you will not find tickets in the same moment.
If at the end you find yourself in this situation where you could not get the ticket to visit inside, then I recommend you to visit the gardens, it is a very cheap ticket that can be purchased at the time.
After the visit and to take all these pictures we went to eat tapas at one of the bars next door. Everything is very good, and if you like grilled sardines, you must try them here, hmmmm lekker!
CAP DE CREUS
After visiting the house we escaped to the Natural Park of Cap de Creu.
It is a park with an unique landscape in the world due to the combination of wind, sea and cliffs. This wind called “Tramontana” occurs specific in the north of the Costa Brava, just forming a barren and rocky brown tones, combined with the blue Mediterranean and green tones “calas” landscape, make it very special.
Its landscape is so special that even several films have been recorded here, like ” The light at the end of the World”, based on a novel by Jules Verne.
To reach the “calas” (small beaches), you will have to hike some paths between the cliffs. I saw people going up and down with children and babies and although they look safe, take in account that it requires effort as well.
But once you reach the small calas and take a swim there, it is worth!
Keep in mind that in these small beaches there is no “chiringuito” (beach bar) not even to buy water, but where cars are parked, you have two very good restaurant, even with live music in the evenings.
El Faro is now a tourist office for the Natural Park and has a photographic exposure.
I recommend visiting the Cap de Creus during the afternoon, first enjoy the beaches and then go up to the restaurants to watch the sunset. Spectacular and very romantic :-) !
It is a quiet village more focused in a familiar turism, but ideal for couples and group of people who likes to enjoy the nature.
Its cobbled streets take you to beautiful places. The combination of white houses with doors and windows of bright blue, confirm that you are facing the Mediterranean.
Climb to the Church of Santa Maria de Cadaqués built by fishermen. From right here you will see a panorama of the Bay of Cadaqués you will not stop taking pictures.
After writing this post, I honestly can not wait to go again!
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