25 Apr Take A Trip to Paradise by Visiting Cadaqués
The town of Cadaqués is located 2,5 hours from Barcelona but it’s really Worth it! Here are some important things to know when visiting Cadaqués.
The moment you will step out of the car, a warm and gentle breeze brush away your hair. It will also bring the smell of freshly bloomed flowers to your noses. You have to drive for 2,5 hours from the centre of Barcelona to the mesmerizing small fishing town Cadaqués. This town is located along the Costa Brava in the province of Girona.
The nature that defines Cadaqués and the surrounding areas is wonderful and you can enjoy the sight of snow-covered mountains from your car. The further up the road take you, the more amazing the view overlooking the valley below is. The small white towns – built as a compliment to the nature and the clear blue water, so still and peaceful – made it look like something taken out of a dream. Wherever you walk and wherever you turn your faces you will saw how Cadaqués had been integrated with nature.
Instead of levelling the ground in order to build up the city, people have been building on, around, and against rocks and hills, making Cadaqués very unique in different ways such as its infrastructure and open spaces.
But nature is not all that the city has to offer. A visit to Cadaqués is much more than beautiful nature: it is also a visit with local culture and great art history.
Strolling down ‘La Rambla de Cadaqués’ you will got the sense of a small community that thrives in every possible way. We recommend having dinner at ‘Casa Anita’, a small family restaurant just as unique as the rest of the city. With a personal touch on everything from wall decorations to customer service, you get the feeling of having been invited into someone’s home. Without a menu, just a single waiter – the owner himself – and only one brand of wine. In fact, the ‘Perafite’ which is produced at a family vineyard, is a really good red wine, fresh and fruity.
After having experienced a very personal service and enjoyed the best homemade fries you’ll ever try. Trees, plants, colourful lighting, beach-style bars and quality service make the entire experience complete. You will quickly get the feeling that this was a place for everyone regardless of preferences. Coming here in the summer season you will walk into a bar which is full of life.
A City for Everyone
As Paris has the Eiffel tower and London Big Ben, Cadaqués has its church. A church where many artists and painters over the years have traveled to. They had the intention of capturing their own interpretation of its beauty and surroundings. This monument and the presence of Salvador Dalí house makes Cadaqués just as much a place for those with artistic interests as for nature lovers. Some are going to visit the house of Salvador Dalí and take a drive by his childhood vacation house while others will hike in the Parc de Natural de Cap de Creus. This is a place so beautiful and unique that it gave Gaudí his inspiration for La Sagrada Familia.
Finally if you ever get the opportunity to visit this haven, we urge you to grab it with no hesitation. Go there not only for the nature and the art history but also for the small town experience. Here, restaurants and bars leave the chairs and tables out during the night, you can rent a smaller boat for partying and even buy your own mountain.
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