Cadaqués, arrive and then leave and then arrive…

 – by Alexandra (Alex)

Introduction to Cadaqués: A Hidden Gem of Northeastern Spain

Greetings, fellow traveler! Welcome to my quirky travel guide to the stunning coastal town of Cadaqués (Catalan pronunciation: kəðəˈkes).

First things first, let me introduce myself. My name is Alexandra, Alex for short, and I’m an avid reader of all kinds of travel books and magazines and so I love to explore the world through words. And then, of course, I’m on my merry way to hunt down these glorious holiday gems we have on our spectacular planet. And let me tell you, Cadaqués is a place that will definitely leave you speechless!

Located in the northeastern part of Spain, Cadaqués is a charming town (and one of the prettiest seaside towns in Spain) with white-washed houses, winding cobblestone streets, and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. But don’t let its quaint appearance fool you – this town is full of surprises!

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Exploring the Quirky Streets of Cadaqués

To start your adventure, take a stroll through the narrow streets of the old town. Be sure to check out the Church of Santa Maria, a beautiful 16th-century church with a stunning rose window. And if you’re feeling adventurous, take a walk up to the top of the hill to see the lighthouse and take in some breathtaking views.

Hmm, did I mention Sant Sebastià? Sant Sebastià is a large house on a steep slope on Pení Mountain behind Cadaqués. The house is not open to the public, which is fine because the attraction is the beautiful cork trees near the house! So don’t miss out – have your camera ready.

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Surrealism in Cadaqués: A Visit to the Salvador Dali Museum

Now, here comes the quirky part – have you ever heard of the artist Salvador Dali? Of course, you have! Well, you’ll be happy to know that Cadaqués was his summer home for many years. In fact, you can visit his former house, which has been turned into a museum. Be prepared to be transported into the surreal world of Dali, with quirky exhibits and an eclectic mix of art and design.

Sun, Sea, and Sand: Beaches in Cadaqués

After you’ve had your fill of art and culture, it’s time to hit the beach. The water is crystal clear and perfect for swimming, and the surrounding cliffs make for some fantastic photo opportunities. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, you can rent a kayak or paddleboard and explore the coastline from a whole new perspective.

Seafood Delights: Where to Eat in Cadaqués

But wait, there’s more! Cadaqués is also famous for its seafood, so be sure to indulge in some fresh local delicacies. Head to one of the many waterfront restaurants and enjoy a plate of paella, grilled octopus, or some delicious prawns.

As you can see, Cadaqués is a town full of surprises and quirkiness. Whether you’re a fan of art, food, or just soaking up the sun on a beautiful beach, there’s something for everyone here. So pack your bags, grab your passport, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in this charming Spanish town.

Things to do and places to see in Cadaqués

How to get to Cadaqués from Barcelona

The nearest airport to Cadaqués

  • Llabanere Airport (airport code PGF) 60.3 km (37.5 miles)
  • Girona-Costa Brava Airport (airport code GRO) 60.7 km (37.7 miles)  
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Car-free holiday, travel by train/bus

From Barcelona, it will take you just over 4 hours to reach this pearl of Costa Brava.

The travel journey: From Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia you will end your journey at Figueres. From here, you to book a bus transfer (available twice a day) to Cadaqués. 

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Accommodation Options in Cadaqués: Where to Stay for Your Adventure

Conclusion: Why Cadaqués Should Be on Your Travel Bucket List

Discover the hidden gem of Cadaqués, a charming coastal town in northeastern Spain. Immerse yourself in the surreal world of Salvador Dali, indulge in fresh seafood, and soak up the sun on stunning beaches. With winding cobblestone streets, white-washed houses, and crystal clear waters, Cadaqués is a quirky and unforgettable destination for any traveler seeking adventure and relaxation.

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