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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  • Despite the... rainy day, there are wonderful views. An advisable to visit site. You have wonderful walking routes
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  • We visited the Cap de Creus. A spectacular landscape, were pleasantly surprised. It must be carefully climb the road since it is close, but once at the lighthouse, the views are well worth
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  • Discover in winter in the wind of the night for a stunning sunset over the sea and the Pyrenees.
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