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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  • A surprise. 2 km to walk among rocks and vegetation. Bath in the final Cove. Very nice and well maintained. Sore €5 park independent of how you stop. However half day spends quiet.
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  • Nothing more reach the place you hear the silence surrounding her natural park. Lookouts with spectacular views, plenty of tours that motivate you to explore them and coves with crystal clear water that cause to stand up and bathe in them. I recommend to make a mound of stones near the plate which marks the end of Cape, along with others, if you want to return.
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  • Cap de Creus is the Max symbol of the Costa Brava. Its vegetation, its coves and its views are spectacular. I recommend making an excursion to discover its corners. That Yes, parking can have some other problem since that is a very busy place.
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