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Cap de Creus National Park, Cadaques

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Cap de Creus is a peninsula and a headland located at the far northeast of Catalonia, some south from the French border. The cape lies in the municipal area of Cadaqués, and the nearest large town is Figueres, capital of the Alt Empordà and birthplace of Salvador Dalí. Cap de Creus is the easternmost point of Catalonia and therefore of mainland Spain and the Iberian Peninsula.The area is now a Natural Park.The peninsula has an area of of an extraordinary landscape value; a windbeaten very rocky dry region, with almost no trees, in contrast with a seaside rich in minuscule creeks of deep blue sea to anchor. Mountains are the eastern foothills of the Pyrenees, the natural border between France and Spain. The region is frequently swept by awful north wind "tramontana" (beyond mountains) which has caused many naval disasters. Cadaqués is the most well known village, home of artists and writers, with sophisticated atmosphere, near Port Lligat where Dalí built his home in a paradise small bay. (Dalí depicted the peninsula in his painting The Persistence of Memory.) El Port de la Selva, with a little fishing harbour, is less exploited, with good gastronomic recourses and pleasant terraces.
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  • A bit of an effort get there, but so worth it! We were initially a bit worried about the drive having read that it is a difficult road, but it really wasn't so bad. Maybe half an hour of windy road... 
    A bit of an effort get there, but so worth it! We were initially a bit worried about the drive having read that it is a difficult road, but it really wasn't so bad. Maybe half an hour of windy road...  more »
  • Cap de Creus National Park is located in Costa Brava, in the North of Catalonia. Here there are 2 tiny towns called Cadaquès and El Port de la Selva. We came here and go with a catamaran until Cap de....  more
    Cap de Creus National Park is located in Costa Brava, in the North of Catalonia. Here there are 2 tiny towns called Cadaquès and El Port de la Selva. We came here and go with a catamaran until Cap de....  more »
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  • Cap de Creus (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkab də ˈkɾɛws]) is a peninsula and a headland located at the far northeast of Catalonia, some 25 kilometres (16 mi) south from the French border. The cape lies in the municipal area of Cadaqués, and the nearest large town is Figueres, capital of the Alt Empordà and birthplace of Salvador Dalí. Cap de Creus is the easternmost point of Catalonia and therefore of mainland Spain and the Iberian Peninsula. The area is now a Natural Park.
  • Incredible spot in the middle of the nature. Beautiful landscape and a good restaurant to have lunch with nice views. There's also some 'calas' to take a bath. Cars are not allowed, so check the regulations before going.

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