Cadaqués is a hidden little village alongside the Mediterranean sea. It is an easy and very recommendable trip from Barcelona.
Once I was in Barcelona I quickly realized finding a room to stay on the weekend in Cadaqués during the peak summer season last minute might be impossible. But I knew I had to see this place. I decided to make it happen no matter what. To spend the day riding multiple trains and buses just to see it.
Last-minute my two friends and I decided to spend one whole Saturday traveling to Cadaqués and Figueres to see the city and the Dali museum. We booked our museum tickets and nothing else. We took the train to Figueres early in the morning and the bus to Cadaqués after that. We walked around the main town by the water and had lunch at a delicious pizza place.
We went to see Salvador Dali’s house in Port Ligot and his museum in Figueres. Both were amazing. His house allowed you to get a glimpse into the eccentric artist’s life. His accumulation of collected items seemingly random and his many stuffed animals including his pet geese. The museum in Figueres was like a maze, we wandered through it, up and down, and back up from room to room. It is the perfect home for his surrealist art.