Things to do in Cadaques

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From Barcelona: Dalí-Themed Cadaqués & Costa Brava Day Trip

1. From Barcelona: Dalí-Themed Cadaqués & Costa Brava Day Trip

This full-day tour from Barcelona follows in the tracks of the surrealist genius Salvador Dalí, exploring the landscape that inspired his art. You’ll visit his favorite haunts and secret hideaways, as well as the legendary Dali Museum at Figueres and his former home near Cadaqués. Go from Barcelona to Figueres, where you’ll visit Dalí’s birthplace and the extraordinary museum dedicated to his work. Dalí wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a “whole,” so there are no catalogues and the work is not displayed in any organized manner. The tour continues to the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués, famous for its whitewashed Mediterranean houses and narrow streets. With its charming bay, it is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava. What is particularly stunning is the dramatic scenery on the drive there. For lunch, you can enjoy local seafood specialties at one of the numerous terraces, or grab a sandwich and relax on the beach. You’ll soon understand why Cadaqués inspired Dalí and so many other artists. Travel up the coast to the smaller village of Port Lligat, where Dalí sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him.  The winter schedule (September 1 to June 30) starts with a drive to Figueres, where you will spend the morning exploring the Dalí Museum.  From the museum, drive to Cadaqués. After lunch at your own expense, continue exploring Cadaqués or head to Port Lligat, to visit Dali's House. The summer schedule (July 1 to August 31) leaves Figueres for Pubol Castle, once the home of Dalí and his wife Gala, located in the village of the same name. Visit the Gala Dalí House-Museum in the castle, and after lunch, venture to one of the many beautiful beachside towns that dot the Costa Brava coastline.

From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres, and Cadaqués Day Trip

2. From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres, and Cadaqués Day Trip

Explore the cities of Girona, Figueres and Cadaqués on this day trip from Barcelona. Admire the Jewish Quarter in Girona and see the Castle of San Fernando in Figueres. Head to the coast for a visit to the fishing village of Cadaqués. Meet your guide in Barcelona and hop aboard a spacious and air-conditioned bus. Settle in for the scenic ride to the city of Girona. Arrive in Girona and visit one of the most impressive historic centers in Catalonia. Soak up the vibe in the colorful Jewish Quarter. Continue to Figueres, an important communications hub that connects Spain with France. There, visit the famous Dalí Theater-Museum, built on the grounds of the city's former theater, which has the largest collection of Salvador Dalí's works.  Have some free time to try delicious Catalan cuisine. Get recommendations from your guide on where to shop, eat, and drink. Finally, reach Cadaqués, a dreamy fishing village in the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula. Uncover the charm of its narrow streets, the impressive church of Santa María, the artistic treasures of medieval times, and the quaint fishermen's houses that are in its historic center. Once the visit to Cadaqués is over, return to Barcelona by bus. 

Salvador Dalí Tour from Barcelona with Hotel Pick Up

3. Salvador Dalí Tour from Barcelona with Hotel Pick Up

You’ll be picked up by private transport to begin this 10-hour personalized tour through the idyllic landscapes of Costa Brava. Experience the sites important in the life of Salvador Dalí, one of the world’s most important Surrealist painters. Head first to Figueres, a small town near the border with France and one of the points that make up the so-called Dalí Triangle.  Salvador Dalí was born in Figueres and spent his childhood here. Get to know the streets and places that marked his early years as well as some of the places he frequented as an adult. Next, you’ll visit the Dali Museum, called the largest surrealistic object in the world. Designed by the artist himself on the ruins of an old municipal theater, the Museum takes you into the painter's mind via a collection of the strangest artifacts you can imagine. Follow the footsteps of the artist to Cadaqués, one of the hidden gems of the Costa Brava. The easternmost of the villages on the Iberian peninsula features spectacular views of white houses, the sea, and the capricious forms of the mountainous terrain.  Walk around the town center, relax at the waterfront, and enjoy the cuisine of a traditional fishing village. Just a mile from Cadaqués is Portlligat, the last stop on your itinerary. In 1930, Dalí made his home in this tiny, charming cove, building his house from a group of fishermen's huts. It has since been converted into the House Museum as it is the site where the painter created his most important works. Take an intimate tour through the rooms where he lived with his beloved wife and muse, Gala.

From Barcelona: Salvador Dalí Museum & Cadaques Private Trip

4. From Barcelona: Salvador Dalí Museum & Cadaques Private Trip

The Costa Brava in general is focused on tourism and small towns facing the sea. There are several that stand out above others, for example: Tossa de Mar: Fishing town Beach with Medieval city, The Costa Brava Alta in my opinion is the most outstanding, small towns such as Cadaques, Figueres, where you can organize with advance online purchase a Dali experience, in a single day you can visit the Dali Museum and then visit Cadaques, where he lived with Gala part of his life and now open to the public. Cadaques is a dream come true, a paradise with a lot of charm, where you can find a restaurant that serves seafood from the sea to the table. Here we are talking about a Full Day Tour of approximately 8-10 hours. I can also take care of booking tickets in advance.

From Girona: Dalí Museum, Cadaqués and Creus Cape Tour

5. From Girona: Dalí Museum, Cadaqués and Creus Cape Tour

Learn about the life and work of iconic surrealist artist Salvador Dalí on a guided day tour from Girona. Discover more about his most famous works on a guided visit to the Dalí Theatre and Museum. Explore the charming town of Cadaqués and then admire the scenic vistas of Creus Cape’s Natural Park. Meet in central Girona and travel by air-conditioned van to the town of Figueres where Dalí was born. Upon arrival visit the eponymous Theatre Museum. At the museum, discover the largest concentration of Dalí's works in a single location and learn more about his inspiration and distinctive artistic techniques. Admire the intriguing architecture of the building itself, as well as the many fine artworks housed within. Next, drive to the village of Cadaqués, one of the most beautiful villages of the Costa Brava. Discover the charming atmosphere and spectacular views of the town which were often reproduced in Dalí’s paintings. Enjoy a guided tour of the town, and take some free time for lunch afterward. After lunch, embark on a short and leisurely hike to take in the breathtaking scenery of Creus Cape’s Natural Park. Take a stroll around Port Lligat, the small bay where Dalí lived for much of his life. Afterward, relax on the journey back to Girona.

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What people are saying about Cadaques

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,058 reviews

A long day, lots of time in the van. But worth it! Saw not only Dali's museum and home but got a good review of his life during the trip up. Unexpected sights were the drive through the mountains and the sleepy little town on the Mediterranean. We were early enough to stop in a church with a huge carved-wood alter-piece where, if you put a one-euro coin in the box it will be lit up for about a minute. Unexpected surprises made this very long trip fun.

This is a group tour on a big bus - which I normally would avoid. I decided to book and avoid driving myself. I am so glad I did. The itinerary is good, nice pace and Paulina was amazing at giving enough info to enjoy the sites with sufficient freedom to have your own experience too. Thank you!

Enrico was an excellent guide. Before we arrived at the museum, we had a good overview of Dali and his work, including the art of surrealism. lots of time to wander the museum and form our own views. A highlight of the trip was sunset at the Cap de Creus. fantastic.

The Dali museum is a must see! Our guide Cam was excellent! Extremely knowledgeable! He gave us the complete history on the drive there which was great to make the long drive pass by quickly.

The whole tour is really well organized , especially our guide Gasper is very friendly and very knowledgeable about Dali. Highly recommend.