Welcome to Cadaqués


The surrealist artist spent family holidays here during his youth, and lived much of his later life at nearby Port Lligat, where the Dalís' otherworldly seaside home stands. Thanks to Dalí and other luminaries, such as his friend Federico García Lorca, Cadaqués pulled in a celebrity crowd, and still does.

Summer in Cadaqués is very busy, so advance bookings can make or break a trip. September is less crowded, while tourist amenities begin to slumber from mid-October. There can also be sea storms at this time of year, bringing autumn breaks to an abrupt and soggy halt.


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$109.68 Cultural & Theme Tours

Salvador Dali Museum, Figueres, Cadaques Tour from Barcelona

Depart Barcelona and set out for Figueres, the birthplace of Dalí and home to the world famous Dalí Museum-Theatre. Explore where he was born on Monturiol Street and also visit the famous museum. Step inside the surreal world of Salvador Dalí and find a museum like none other. Dalí wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a ‘whole’ work, and for this reason he wanted no catalogues and refused to have his works placed in chronological or subject order. Inside is a world of fantasy mixed with architecture mixed with paintings and sculptures. It’s a complete surrealistic experience. The tour itinerary varies:From September 1 - June 30 (Winter):Leave Figueres and head to the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués. Famous for its white washed Mediterranean houses, narrow shady streets, and sandy bay, this is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava. But what really stands out for many people is the dramatic drive there, which offers some of the best views in the whole of Catalunya. This is the perfect place for lunch. In the afternoon we will travel just a few minutes up the coast to the even smaller village of Port Lligat, the place where Dalí sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him and where he built his house. Finally, we will move on to Cap de Creus, the most easterly point of mainland Spain and one of the most starkly beautiful coastal landscapes in the whole of the country.From July 1 – August 31 (Summer): Leave Figueres for Pubol Castle, once a 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 (own expense), venture to one of the many beautiful beach side towns that dot the Costa Brava coastline. Please remember to bring suitable clothing if you want to enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea or relax on the beach. Please note: Dali House will be closed from the 1st of January to the 4th of January and from the 11th of January until the 11th of February. It is still possible to see the house from the outside.

$138.55 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dali Museum, Figueres and Cadaqués Small Group Tour

Meet your driver at your Barcelona hotel, and hop into a private minivan for the journey to Figueres, the birthplace of Salvador Dalí. This small town near the French border is one of the three points that make up the Dali Triangle. Explore the streets and sites where Dali spent his early years, as well as some of his favorite haunts as an adult. Then visit the Dalí Museum (own expense), which the artist designed himself on the ruins of an old municipal theater. This is the most complete collection of Dalí's work, and the museum itself is considered one of the largest surrealistic objects in the world. Head to Cadaqués, a fishing village on the Costa Brava which Dalí often visited during his childhood. A summer spent here in 1916 was especially important to his artistic career. Stroll around the labyrinthine village with its pretty white houses, and relax on the waterfront with its spectacular views of the ocean and Pyrenees mountains. If you get hungry, there are plenty of restaurants where you can enjoy the fresh fish and seafood for which Cadaqués is well known (own expense). Just a mile from Cadaqués is Port Lligat, a charming cove where Dalí built a house in 1930. The house, now converted into a museum, houses the studio where the Catalan painter created his most important works, as well as the rooms where he lived with his beloved wife and muse, Gala. At the end of the tour your driver will return you to your hotel in Barcelona, arriving between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

$127 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Salvador Dali Day Trip to Figueres and the Costa Brava from Barcelona

Depart Barcelona and set out for Figueres, the birthplace of Dalí and home to the world-famous Dalí Theatre-Museum. See where he was born on Monturiol Street and step inside his surreal world in the museum like none other. Inside the museum, you’ll find a world of fantasy mixed with architecture, paintings and sculptures. From Figueres, your tour itinerary varies depending on season.September 16 - June 30 (Winter):Head to the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués. Famous for its white-washed Mediterranean houses, narrow shady streets and sandy bay, Cadaques is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava. The dramatic drive there, which offers some of the best views in Catalonia, will be one of the most memorable highlights of your day trip. Enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant in Cadaqués (own expense). In the afternoon, travel just a few minutes up the coast to the even-smaller village of Port Lligat, the place where Dalí built a house and found the peace that truly inspired him. He lived here from 1930, and the house still contains his original furniture and decoration. Then head to Cap de Creus, the most easterly point of mainland Spain and one of the most starkly beautiful coastal landscapes in the country.From July 1 – September 15 (Summer):Go to another of Dalí’s creations, Pubol Castle in the village of the same name. You’ll have time to eat lunch on your own in Pubol before visiting the castle, which he gave to his wife in 1970. In mid-afternoon, your tour will continue to Palamos, a rare hidden spot still found on the Costa Brava. Dalí visited this area several times in the 1930s, and it’s easy to see why, with its location on a beautiful bay.This private tour is hosted by a professional guide. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, who will then prepare for your private tour.Please note: Dali House will be closed from the 1st of January to the 4th of January and from the 11th of January until the 11th of February. It is still possible to see the house from the outside.

$158.75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dalí and Costa Brava Tour from Girona

This guided day tour (up to 7 passengers) around the Alt Empordà (Girona) will take you from place to place in a full equipped modern van (aircon, cold water) and provides the perfect opportunity to explore the scenic and picturesque Costa Brava North where Dalí lived and painted, his Theatre-Museum in Figueres and The Natural Park of Creus Cape. The tour departs at 8.30am from your Hotel or apartment in Girona and starts the journey going to Dalí’s Theatre-Museum in Figueres, “the world's largest surrealist object”. Built in 1974, the Dalí Theatre-Museum is considered to be the last great work of Salvador Dalí. Everything in the museum was designed by the artist to give visitors a real experience of his life. This visit lasts approximately 2 hours and the includes a tour of Dalí Jewels Collection; precious stones and 39 gold jewels of the Owen Cheatham collection. There are also drawings and paintings on paper that Salvador Dalí made for the jewels designs. Dalí’s Jewels are also on show, which represent an extensive collection made by the artist between 1941 and 1970.The tour leaves Figueres at 11.00 am and stops in the Natural Park of Creus Cape, a peninsula located at the far northeast of Catalonia, just 16 miles south of the French border. The cape lies in the municipal area of Cadaqués. The peninsula has an extraordinary landscape that is a very rocky dry region, with almost no trees, in contrast with a seaside full of minuscule creeks. The mountains are the eastern foothills of the Pyrenees, the natural border between France and Spain. You will then return to your hotel.

$207.82 Day Trips & Excursions

Cadaqués and Cap de Creus Private Tour from Barcelona

Set out to discover the medieval village of Cadaqués, set against the Mediterranean Sea and captured in the paintings of Salvador Dalí. You may find things are not quite as they seem, and surprises appear around many corners. See the village’s preserved bulwark of walls integrated among new buildings. Walk through the old town to discover rastell and the role it plays.Ascend to the village’s highest point, the Church of Santa María de Cadaqués, and admire panoramic views. See boats bobbing in the bay, islands rising in the distance, and hear stories of pirate attacks carried out by the fearsome Barbarossa. Next, visit the "end of the world," located in the mystical El Cap de Creus Natural Park, on the easternmost point of the Iberian peninsula. Here you will find many protected plant and animal species not found anywhere else in the world. Admire the coastal scenery, with its dramatic cliffs, lunar-like landscape, hidden coves, and small islands. Discover why the area is known as a hiker’s paradise, and discover why its vast natural theater of optical illusions have inspired painters and writers throughout history.

$219.36 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Costa Brava Full Day Tour from Barcelona

Visit the famous town of Cadaqués, the beaches, the nature sites, and especially the magic seaside village of Port Lligat which inspired Dalí to create all his masterpieces. You can finish this tour with a visit to St. Pere de Rodes Monastery. In Port Lligat, where the Dalí Museum-House is located, native fishermen will await us in their fishing boats to take us out to the sea to admire the rugged cliffs of the Natural Park of Cap de Creus. Our trip will finish with one of the best views of Catalonia from the Monastery of St. Pere de Rodes: the green/blue waters of the Costa Brava. A great experience to feel the true genius of the place.