What I did and saw:
Salvador Dali House Museum-
While Salvador Dali was born in Figueres, he lived much of his life in a seaside house in Portlligat. He bought a handful of huts owned by fishermen and converted them into his house overlooking the picturesque bay. The beautiful Portlligat Bay is heavily featured in many of Dali’s works.
Walked along the waterfront-
The seaside towns of Portlligat and Cadaqués are very nice places to walk through. The water is beautiful and clear, and the small streets are winding, pretty, and interesting.
Where I ate and drank:
Cadaques Cafe Cucina Italiana-
I wasn’t expecting to find excellent Italian food in Cadaqués, but I did. The meal I had there was great, the the tiramisu is some of the best tiramisu I have ever had, including my time in Italy.
Where I stayed and how I got around:
I stayed in Figueres, Dali’s town of birth, and took a bus to Cadaqués. I am not (or at least my stomach isn’t) typically a fan of winding, hour long bus rides, but it is one of the view ways to get to Cadaqués and Portlligat. Once in Cadaqués I walked to get around the city and to Portlligat.
My favorite thing:
The town of Cadaqués was pretty, the tiramisu from Cadaqués cafe was delicious, and visiting Dali’s house was very interesting, but my favorite part of Cadaqués and Portlligat were the beautiful ocean views. It is easy to see how the Portlligat Bay could inspire many paintings.
My least favorite thing:
I am not a fan of winding bus rides and would prefer to take trains or planes, but unfortunately the bus was my only option to get to Cadaqués and Portlligat.
For next time:
Cadaqués and Portlligat is a relatively small area, but if I get an opportunity to go there again I would be interested in spending more time at the beaches and bays there.
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