Cadaques, Spain

Cadaques is a coastal town in Spain, found in the northern region of Catalonia along the Costa Brava. It is a nice, whitewashed beach town that is most famous for being the primary residence for the late surrealist painter Salvador Dali. It is only a 2 1/2 hour drive from Barcelona, and is therefore a summer destination for tourists from all over the world.

The city structure of Cadaques is compact, with shiny tiles leading travellers all through the city, from the bars and cantinas at the city center beachfront, to the hotels and private homes on the surrounding sides of the Cap de Creus peninsula. You can pretty much walk everywhere you want, but renting a vespa is nice option to explore the surrounding countryside.

Things to See & Do

* City centre beachfront
* Hermitage of San Sebastia
* Walk to Cape of Creus - approx 7 km’s
* Salvador Dali’s House – Port Lligat
* Explore the countryside on a vespa

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Spanish
Population – 2,700 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 34

Port Location – The port of Cadaques is located in the town centre. However it is possible to catch a ferry from the nearby town of Roses.

Travel Links – From Barcelona, one way to reach Cadaques is by train from the Plaza Catalunya, at the center of the city on the west point of Las Ramblas. From here, hop on a train heading North to Figueres, a journey that should last about an hour and a half. From the Figueres train station, walk straight out into the city and you'll see the bus station on your left. From here, you can hop on a bus to Cadaques(which leave frequently), where you'll take an hour long journey up through the Catalonia hills and at last down into the beautiful sleepy town of Cadaques.

The Sarfa bus company operates a daily service direct from Barcelona to Cadaques. The buses leave from the North Station which is close to "Arc de Triomf" (and metro station) and is also within walking distance from the centre of the city (about 35 minutes walk).

It is possible to catch a ferry from the nearby town of Roses. During much of the year these ferries travel several times a day.

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