Today, I will write about cities on the coast of Spain. The Costa Brava, also called Wild Coast” or “Rough Coast”, is a coastal region of Catalonia in northeastern Spain.
Cadaqués , is the first resort on the Costa Brava once you have left France behind you. It used to be a simple fisherman village. Salvador Dali came often here as did many other artists. It was pleasant to wander around to satisfy our curiosity. Dozen of small coves with a narrow street running along the water’s edge, crystal-blue water, fishing boats on the sandy beaches, old whitewashed houses, narrow twisting streets and a 16th century parish up on a hill.
Another village is called Calella de Palafrugell. In fact I am not sure you should call this place a village or a town. It is a more quiet place than Cadaqués but it might be busier during summer time as there is a nice beach. I went there to visit a friend who goes there every year. We did not spent much time but what I saw was lovely.
We met the artist Rodolfo Candelaria. He has a few of his art in the village. As he was eating at the same restaurant as us and my friend knew him I had the chance to say hello and take a photo of him.
We spent time in Empuriabrava where you can see nearly 24 kilometers of canals. This is the largest residential marina in the world. We walked on the beach and had lunch.
Finally, we stopped in Figueres. Figueres is not on the coast. It is the birthplace of the surrealist Salvador Dali (1904-1989). We wanted to see the original architecture of the museum and theater. We only had time to see the outside.
I like visiting Spain and exploring new places. Do you like Costa Brava? Have you been there ? On my next post I will share photographs from another Spanish city. Thank you for visiting my blog. Hasta luego.