Welcome to Cap de Creus


The odd-shaped rocks, barren plateaux and deserted shorelines that fill Salvador Dalí’s famous paintings were not just a product of his fertile imagination: this is the landscape that inspired the great surrealist artist.

The cape is reached by a lonely, 8km-long road that winds its way northeast from Cadaqués through the moonscapes, or via a gorgeous 8km hike from Cadaqués (2½ hours).


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$108.83 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.

$126.01 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.

$217.65 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.

$157.51 Day Trips & Excursions

Cadaques St Pere de Rodes Monastery and Tasting Wines from Girona

Your cultural and historical sightseeing journey begins with a convenient pickup in Girona. Get acquainted with your guide, then set off on your adventure. First, visit the Natural Park of Cap de Creus Park, located to the North-East of the Iberian Peninsula. Here, enjoy views from the cliffs of over the Gulf of Roses. Visit the lighthouse and walk around to immerse yourself in the local beauty. Next, travel to Cadaqués, where the Spanish surrealist artist Dalí lived for many years. Walk through the town, its streets made with spike-shaped stones, its beaches, and visit the Church of Santa Maria is located in the highest area of the village. After lunch on your own, continue to the impressive monastery of Saint Pere de Rodes, situated in the Verdera mountains. Take in spectacular views of the Bay of Port de la Selva and the northern part of the massif of Cap de Creus. Learn about its fascinating history from your guide, such as how it’s regarded as one of the main exponents of the Romanesque in Catalonia for their great originality.As your tour winds to an end, enjoy a tasting of wines with D.O. Empordà and olive oil in Empordàlia Cellar and its local shop products. Then relax on the ride back to Girona, where your tour ends.

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