The artist Salvador Dalí used to say that Cadaqués was the most beautiful town in the world. Perhaps there are people who question this statement but what cannot be denied is that Cadaqués is one of the most beautiful towns in Catalonia. It is located in the Cap de Creus Natural Park, in the Alt Empordá region.
It survived the tourist boom and resisted massive construction in such a way that it was able to preserve its endearing and reserved essence. The reason may be because it is still difficult to get there, although once there, the experience is unforgettable. The truth is that we could expand on the reasons to visit Cadaqués but the best thing is to show it. You will not be able to resist visiting it!
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Where is Cadaqués?
The pearl of the Costa Brava is located in the province of Gerona. As we said, getting to it is not an easy thing, especially for those who tend to get dizzy when traveling by car since there are almost 15 kilometers of zigzagging road to get to the town. Once here, the best way to get to know this place is by starting the route through the parish church of Santa María.
What to see in Cadaqués?
Iglesia de Santa Maria
Going up to the Church of Santa María, will allow us to see a beautiful XNUMXth century temple and wonderful views of the town with the Mediterranean in the background dotted with little boats floating on the sea.
The best way to get to know the Old Town of Cadaqués is wandering through its steep and narrow streets. These were built with stones collected on the seashore. The doors, windows and chairs in the portals as well as the lilac bougainvillea hanging on the facades of the houses create a beautiful picture.
One of the most recommended places to visit in Cadaqués is the beach from where you have another perspective of the town. There is a multitude to choose from: small, large, sand and stone ... but they all have in common the clarity of the waters and the noise of the waves breaking against the rocks as a soundtrack.
Some proposals to know in Cadaqués are Sa Conca, very comfortable, sandy and close to town. Another idea is to go to Cala Cullaró, which is located two kilometers away on foot and is one of the most beautiful in the place. Following the coast along the rocks there are also coves with incredible views.
After a dip in one of its coves, a good plan is to have a drink on one of the terraces on the promenade, where you will find charming places by the sea to enjoy a beautiful sunset.
Cap de Creus lighthouse
The most interesting way to get to know the Cap de Creus lighthouse is on foot, as the landscape is wonderful. However, you can also opt for a ride by car, motorcycle or bike. Walking is spent the whole day, especially if one stops to observe nature in the coves such as Cala Jugadora or Guillola, or in Cap de Creus itself, a natural park with a unique magic.
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