Cadaques

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Introduction

Cadaques, located on Spain's most eastern point Cap de Creus, is a picturesque fishing village on the Costa Brava. It is a typical Mediterranean village with narrow winding streets and brilliant whitewashed walls which reflect the sun. It is a very popular tourist destination in the summer with crowds flocking from nearby Barcelona and Girona to relax in this peaceful village. Cadaques is famous for being the home of artist Salvador Dalí.

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Sights and Activities

  • Explore the world of Dalí through his range of eclectic belongings housed at the Salvador Dali's House Museum. It was his only permanent address from 1930 up until Gala's death in 1982. The house is a labrynth like and perfectly reflects the man Dalí was.
  • Cadaques Museum - Dedicated to Salvador Dalí this museum holds temporary exhibitions of his work as well as of those who he has influenced including Picasso. It also houses an extensive biography of his life in Cadaques.
  • Espai Cap de Creus - This small museum or information centre is housed in Catalonia's second oldest lighthouse and explains the geology, vegetationa and wildlife of the surrounding area.
  • Beaches - There are some very small beaches in Cadaques which get very busy in summer. If you are prepared to go for a small hike in the Cap de Creus Natural Park there are lots of hidden coves and beaches waiting to be discovered. The surrounding waters of the Mediterranean are crystal clear and inviting.

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Events and Festivals

  • Cadaques Festa Major - Usually occuring in September it is the town's yearly celebration and features heaps of family orientated activities, concerts, regattas and Catalan tradition. Best of all there is a rum tasting.

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Getting There

By Plane

The nearest airport is located in Girona about 1.5 hours away.

By Train

There is no train service to Cadaques. The closest train station is in Figueres.

By Car

From Barcelona take the AP-7 (E-15) north until exit 4 (Figueres-Roses) and follow the C-260 until Roses. Follow the signs to Cadaques.

By Bus

There are various service to Cadaques from Girona and Figueres.

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Getting Around

The best way to get around Cadaques is on foot or bicycle. Narrow streets means parking is at a premium.

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet is widely available within Spain. Most airports have wifi-zones and in most towns there are internet cafés or shops where you can use internet for a fixed price.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The international access code for Spain is +34. The emergency number for police, ambulance and the fire brigade is 112.

In cities you can find plenty of public phones, and 'locutorios'. The latter are small shops where you can use the phone and use internet. Most of them also sell prepaid cards for mobile telephones. These shops are used a lot by foreigners to call to their mother country.

Post

If you want to post a card, you can head to the post office (Correos). The Spanish post is not yet as efficient as colleagues in other countries so receiving a card can take a bit longer than the number of days that it should take. On the website of Correos, you can find the locations of nearby post offices.
Post offices are generally open from 8:30am to 2:00pm, although times will vary according to the size of the city/town and the main post offices might be open until the early evening. Most will also open again on Saturday mornings, but in the smaller towns will close as early as 12 noon. When posting a letter, look for a yellow box and, if possible, post at the post office itself where there will also be divisions for local, national and international mail. Be prepared for long queues at the post office. This is why tobacco shops sell stamps and many will also have the facility to weigh packages. Standard letters/postcards of up to 20 grams sent within Spain are €0.34. However, non-standard letters/postcards of up to 20g are €0.39. Letters/postcards of 20 to 50 grams are €0.45. In the case of international shipping, the price is €0.64 to most countries within Europe for standard envelopes (letters/postcards) up to 20g, for a few European countries and outside Europe it is €0.78.

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