Cadaqués is a bright white spot between the sky and the blue sea. The church of Santa María is also white, although it is trimmed with cypress trees. That is what Cadaqués looks like from the small beach where various colorful boats rest. Despite de tourism that has come to this place since the sixties, following Dalí and the beauty of the place, the ancient fishermen town is still small and accessible.
In its narrow streets, mixed with the bohemian air of the art galleries, you can still breathe an endearing sea flavor. It is full of bars that look towards the port and little restaurants that serve great fish.
Like I said before, to talk about Cadaqués is to talk about Dalí. It was during the summertime he spent here with his family that Dalí –born in Figueres en 1904– started to paint. His rebel and provocative spirit flowered in his youth, growing after meeting Federico García Lorca and Luis Buñuel. However, it wasn’t until he met exotic Gala that a real revolution exploded in his life. His father, scandalized by his son’s relationship disowned him and managed that the hotels in Cadaqués denied him accommodation. This is why Dalí and Gala moved to a small and rustic cabin in Portlligat, a remote place that would become the center of their special universe.