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Cadaqués is Spain’s most oriental town situated in a natural harbour of the Alt Empordà in the province of Girona in Catalonia.

The Levant coast is mainly occupied by the municipality of Cadaqués in the Cap de Creus peninsula.

Up until the 19th century Cadaqués lived facing the sea, isolated by the mountains and practically separated from the rest of the Empordà.

The vine that enriched the area in the 18th century also practically ruined it with the blossom of the phylloxera at the beginning of the 19th century.

The confinement of Cadaqués oddly became, later on at the beginning of the 20th century, the main reason of its prosperity with tourism. However, the tourists would visit the most accessible spots and would ignore all about the farthest secret havens, therefore, preserving a certain urban virginity greatly appreciated today.

The great Santa Maria Church governs the town with its exceptional and original baroque altarpiece which is supported by four giants. We say that one of the giants arm was broken by the mechanic piano player Manchot during the civil war.

The village is also well known by artists especially since Salvador Dali moved to Port Lligat. His stay attracted the attention of many other artists like Federico Garcia Lorca or Pablo Picasso to name a few.

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Article inspiré de fr.wikipedia.org


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