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.