Cadaqués Travel Guide

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Cadaqués Highlights

  • Pro
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     Isolated, beautiful, home to Dali (even the nature looks surreal...the rocks at the base of the cliffs near the water are unreal), awesome nightlife at El Hostel 

  • Con
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     Mostly touristy 

  • In a nutshell
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     Exactly what you'd expect and more remote than you can imagine. 

Cadaqués Things to Do

  • Old town / Seafront

    Stroll around the old town and seafront before and after meals to take in the beautiful colours of the Mediterranean and whitewashed walls. There's a good view from the Baroque church and you can sit in peace along the outer walls to enjoy the sunshine and scenary.

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  • Port Lligat & Dali's House

    Walk to Port Lligat and Dali's house to explore where the wacky artist spent half his year coming up with his creations. You'd need to book via Internet since you can't buy tickets on the spot and they allow a small group to enter the house at any one time. The guides explain interesting factoids about the artist and the house.The sea by the house...

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  • Cadaques at peak season, Casa Dali in...

    Cadaques at the end of August will be crowded, no doubt, but it is still enjoyable. The Hotel Playa Sol is one of the nicest (if not the nicest) ones in Cadaques, central, right at the beach with a really nice pool-area. Haven´t seen the rooms though :-)The Casa Dali in Port Lligat is about a 20 minutes walk form Cadaques, you have to book your...

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  • Port Lligat

    If you are at Cadaqués, don't miss Port Lligat. It just takes 15 minutes walking.There is the house-museum of Salvador Dalí.

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  • Visit Port Llgat

    We somehow did not manage to have enough time to visit Salvador Dali's home--Port LLigat. It was definitely a sight even from afar. The layers and eggs on top made it a very Dali kind of place.

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  • Driving, swimming, and Dali's house

    I rented a car with my girlfriend and drove along the coves. The scenery is second to none, and though I didn't talk to the locals, I can't imagine they could be too unhappy in this paradise (save the tourists, which still didn't seem too pervasive).Driving around there are a bunch of little parking spots where you can pull off and walk down to a...

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Cadaqués Restaurants

  • Along the seafront

    Choose any of the touristy bistros or restaurants along the seafront. The food is alright but the atmosphere of sitting by/ near the sea, taking your own sweet time to relish the food is unbeatable. Don't insist on hurrying and you'll enjoy the experience. Wine and dine - don't miss out on the wines to complete a wonderful dining experience

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  • you must try it to beleive in El Barroco

    the first impression I had when I saw the façade green multicolour Floridness, there was magic in this attractive restaurant, rather Museum, Garden of Eden, a theatre, the beautiful classical music makes you dream .... after our dessert the great Sammy (the owner) started to play his own oriental music and it is difficult to prevent some tears, so...

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  • Skip this place!

    This was a cute restaurant and just decided to go based on that. Bad idea. The ivy leaves covering the place unfortunately did not cover up the foul food. The glass of house wine I got was SOUR. I can't believe they would just serve wine like that. Did they think foreigners wouldn't know sour wine if it hit it in their face? The food was mediocre...

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  • bakery

    Simple pastry shop in the middle of town.Its exactly what you need in the morning if you are unable to sit down for Esmorzar-Breakfast. cafe cortado i coca amb pinyols(sp)espresso with milk and pine nut sweet bread

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  • Suck the Shrimp heads with the owner!

    A very famous yet out of the way "cave" restaurant on a back alley of Cadaques. A local friends father took me there for an impromptu lunch. The lunch turned into an all afternoon affair. We met the owner, who showed us how to "suck" the shrimp heads and then top them off with a swig from the Porron. I don't remember the price, but who cares after...

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  • On top of a lookout

    We found a little restaurant on top of a lookout. The food was decently priced considering the touristy nature of the location. We sat outside and ate pan tumaca (tomato on bread...a Catalunya favorite) and potato salad in the heat, but the view was worth any sunburn incurred. Definitely recommendable. Cold sodas or ice cream...it was PDH.

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Cadaqués Nightlife

  • A little taste of Morocco/Cuba in...

    Suarri = swankyThe bald-headed bar tender made the best damn Mojito....ever! He used dark rum and a splash of seltzer. The music was so good, even though it was just the house stereo. The atmosphere was north african in style but with the laid back lounge vibe of most bars in Europe. Mostly locals or people working there for the summer.All in all...

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  • After Hours

    You have to go here! If you do nothing else during your entire trip to Cadaques, go to El Hostel around 1am for a really fun experience. From the outside, this discoteca looks like nothing special. On the inside, it looks like a house that has been transformed into a rather rundown museum celebrating both Gaudi and Dali. It's amazing, and you will...

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Cadaqués Transportation

  • BY BUS

    You have several options to go to Cadaqués. For me the best is to take a bus from Barcelona from the North Bus Station (they also stop at Urquinaona square). This bus takes you right there, to the parking lot which is few minutes away from the centre of Cadaqués.Also you can take a train to Figueres and from there there are buses to...

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  • Getting Around

    Transportation in Cadaques is quite simple if you are a tourist...you walk everywhere. Several of the locals ride around on scooters, and they ride FAST! I met a few people who took me around on these, and they drive like maniacs up and down the steep narrow streets! However, it is super fun! There are no cabs, and if you need a ride to or from the...

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Cadaqués Local Customs

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    Parking lot in a riverbed

    by lichinga Written Mar 6, 2004

    Parking place may be a serious problem, indeed. So, here's an innovative approach (I've seen something similar in Parati, RJ - Brazil, where parks might be left in a low-tide area, provided you know when the sea rises!) in the heart of Cadaques.

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Cadaqués Warnings and Dangers

  • scooters

    If you are not used to a scooterable city, it can be fascinating and fun. However when you have decided to park yours at the bottom of the hill and walk up the street that looks like certain death for scooters, be certain that someone else doesn't agree and is "gunning' it to build up momentum. Watch out cuz I tried this after the second day there...

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  • flip flops

    Be aware of the stones that make up the streets of the old city. They are inlaid vertically so they could form designs. If you are wearing flip flops and have either had too much to drink or it rains, you might as well sit down and wait it out cuz bare feet don't work either. This city is all about steep,narrow, uneven, quick turning and beautiful...

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Cadaqués Tourist Traps

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    by seatpants Written Feb 10, 2005

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    Please remember "siesta" when paying for 1 hour photos. In my opinion, save the damn things until you get home.

    Unique Suggestions: The proprietor will glady take you money for the service and then shut down for two or three hours to nap and then open back up and "finish you photos in the one hour agreed upon".

    Fun Alternatives: Go digital and save paper!

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Cadaqués Off The Beaten Path

  • From Roses to Cadaques

    Went way out of the way to get to Cadaques at the urging of a friend. It was o.k. but much smaller and slower paced than I had imagined. Reminded me of Avalon or the Istmus on Catalina Island in California. Got lost and happened upon Dali's home (over a hill and down a ravene). Surprisingly , they have a very good likeness of the Statue of Liberty...

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  • DALI’S HOUSE IN PORTLLIGAT

    Dali and Gala bought a small fisherman’s house and as they were gettimg more money they bought the ones next to it until they made this big house. It has turned into a museum and if you want to visit it you have to schedule. From the house you can see some landscaes which inspired Dali and some of them can be seen in his works....

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  • PORTLLIGAT

    1 kilometre away from Cadaqués there is Portlligat wich is a small cove with some fishermen’s houses. You have to go walking cause there is no bus or other transport to reach this place but you can’t miss it. Here there is Dali’s house.

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Cadaqués Sports & Outdoors

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    A junp from the rocks

    by jcots Written Jun 27, 2003

    Jump from every rock you find to the sea, but take really CARE with the DEEPNESS of the sea in that point. It's dangerous sometimes.

    Equipment: None

    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Adventure Travel

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Cadaqués Favorites

  • Gorgeous little town!

    We almost passed up the short trip from Figueres to Cadaques and we're so glad we didn't! The drive to Cadaques through the mountains is breathtaking all by itself. Once you arrive, you won't be disappointed with this beautiful little fishing town. We only stayed a few hours to walk around town and have a jar or sangria on the shore, but we...

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  • Beautiful Scenery

    One of the greatest things about this little town is that it is so secluded. It's a great get away, and no one really treats you like a tourist. People just kind of leave you alone!

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  • Cadaqués

    It's a incredible and marine town situated at the north of Catalunya coast, near Figueres. It's really nice and very well conservated.Go there!!! It's a spectacular place!!!

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