Cadaques and Port Lligat - Dali's house

42:17.244N 3:16.789E Wed 13th Apr 2016

 

A very quick hop in windless conditions took us to Cadaques, a picturesque town tucked well into a large sheltered bay.  Apart from being rather gorgeous in its own right, the main reason we stopped here was to see Salvador Dali’s home.  This is in Port Lligat, a short walk over the headland and a lovely little bay, full of moorings but no boats (at this time of year).  Overlooking the bay is a jumble of fishermen’s cottages which Dali gradually absorbed into his home over the decades he lived there.  It’s a stunning house, with fabulous views of the bay, and full of quirky touches, a few of which are shown below.

 

The cove from Dali’s house.   He made sure many windows framed this view.                     An unusual rooftop addition.

   

Snakes and a lion at one end of the swimming pool.                                                              A “rubbish” man in the olive grove gardens.

  

View from the rooftop.                                                                                                           The models’ room near the artist’s studio.

 

 

Cadaques:                                                                                                       Goldcrest at anchor in the bay.