Cadaqués, the lost village
Cadaqués, the 'lost' village in the natural park of Cap de Creus, traditionally a fishing village, is now one of the best known and most visited towns in Girona.
It is famous because Salvador Dalí and his artist and intellectual friends used to spend their summers here. The Casa Museo, located in the bay of Portlligat, was the artist's only permanent home, where he lived and worked until the death of the love of his life, Gala.
But also other personalities such as Marcel Duchamp, Joan Miró or Pablo Picasso had their holiday homes here for years and left their mark on the village, which has artistic corners and a bohemian and authentic atmosphere. Visit the Church of Santa Maria, located in the upper part of the centre, and the labyrinthine streets of the old town, lined with white houses. Without a doubt, the images of Cadaqués and its unique location make this town one of the most charming places on the Costa Brava.
It is not surprising, therefore, that gastronomy has made a place for itself in its streets. Oriol, Mateo and Eduardo, Ferran Adrià's colleagues at the famous restaurant El Bulli, took the joint initiative in 2012 to transform the concept of "Picoteo" with their Restaurant Compartir. With the plate at the centre of the table, the atmosphere is conducive to the enjoyment of modern-style cuisine, or also its more traditional proposals. If you are one of those who can't resist tapas and rice dishes, and want to feel at home, you can opt for Casa Anita, one of the oldest restaurants in Cadaqués, located in a village house.
We recommend... The Ronda Road from Cadaqués to Portlligat.