The eccentric surrealist Salvador Dalí once said, about the area he considered to be the most beautiful in the world, “as luck would have it, I was born there.” You can effortlessly superimpose his paintings on this landscape.
In Figueres, a 30-minute drive away, you will find the Dalí museum which he himself curated, and in Púbol, even closer, stands his wife Gala’s castle, transformed into a museum. Also, near Cadaquès, in Portlligat, you can visit their amazing, untouched home.
That home is in the most eastern spot of Spain: Cap de Creus. This is a wild cape, offering breath-taking views over the mountains into France. You can eat there and boat trips from Cadaquès will take you around the cape. Dalí himself was proud to be “the first Spaniard to see the sun rise”.