Cadaqués & Cap de Creus
Get ready, we are going to do some research of a 100% Mediterranean flavour: we are going to visit Cadaqués! A village with a privileged setting in the background, the sea and where it features in the paintings of Dalí, where the appearances are not quite as they seem and the surprises appear around different corners.
We will visit the old town and we will lose ourselves around its labyrinthine paved streets, all decorated in white.
The village, dating to medieval times, still retains the old bulwark of its walls, which today has integrated perfectly among the new constructions. Walking through the old town, we will discover what the "rastell" is and the role it plays.
We will ascend to the highest point of the village, the Church of Santa María de Cadaqués, where we will be delighted by a magnificent view of the village, its bay with its boats and islands, and of course, we will learn the stories about the pirate attacks in the town carried out by the fearsome Barbarossa.
We will also encounter a wide variety of architectural styles and we will see how they intertwine with the history of the town.
There are wide art nouveau jewels, built by cadaquenses who had grown rich during their stay in America, even though, as we shall see, many returnees preferred the styles prevalent in the Cuba of that era.
We will also see sculptures scattered about the village, tributes to outstanding artists and intellectuals who have resided or stayed there throughout their lives, the most prominent example being Salvador Dalí.
This village it is simply a dream, with a wonderful location and a privileged natural stage, but that's not at all. Would you like to visit the end of the world?
The "end of the world" is located in the Natural Park of el Cap de Creus, the easternmost point of the Iberian peninsula. It was declared a natural park since 1998, in recognition of its unique characteristics in Spain. Numerous protected species of animals and plants, not found anywhere else in the world, can be found living in this area.
The coast, with its impressive a landscape, with dramatic cliffs and a lunar landscape, with hidden coves and small islands, is known as a kind of paradise for the hikers.
At the tip of the Cap de Creus, we can visit its legendary lighthouse hanging on a jaw-dropping cliff, were in 1971 the film The Light at the Edge of the World was filmed, based on the novel by Jules Verne.
It is a magical, breathtaking, mystical area with a particular lunar beauty that captures the heart of all who visits this place.
To sum up, a vast natural theatre of optical illusions that have inspired painters and writers throughout our history. Do you feel the inspiration?