Cadaqués is one of the most unique towns on the Costa Brava. Its geographical location meant that it was 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.
Its fantastic beaches and coves served as inspiration for the brilliant painter Salvador Dalí, who took up residence in Portlligat.