Cadaqués is one of the unique towns on the Costa Brava. Its geographical location in the middle of the rugged Cap de Creus led it to be practically isolated until the end of the 19th century. This peculiarity has enabled it to conserve a significant part of the original layout of many of its narrow, picturesque streets.
As a whole, the old quarter of Cadaqués is a protected historical area and has been declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest. Strolling through its narrow streets, surrounded by marvellous whitewashed houses with brightly coloured shutters, is one of the great charms of Cadaqués.
Its fantastic beaches and coves, sculpted by the effects of the tramontana wind, served as inspiration for the brilliant painter Salvador Dalí, who took up residence in the neighbouring town of Portlligat.