I should be running out of superlatives after describing places like Rupit, Camprodon, or Beget. However, if I were to identify my most favorite village among the ones that I saw for the very first time on the recent Costa Brava trip, it would be Cadaqués.
Located on Cap de Creus peninsula, the erstwhile fishing village is accessible via an insanely gorgeous mountain road. From one of the viewpoints, here is a glimpse of Cadaqués and its bay in the distance.
A closer look from the road, with the 17th-century church of St Mary as the standout feature.
The core of the village is all pedestrianized, often sloping, narrow streets lined by attractive houses.
Blue doors and windows accentuate the predominantly white palette.
A delightful small detail found throughout the village are the painted utility panel covers. Makes Cadaqués a veritable open-air art gallery.
Here is the last panel in the full context of its location.
The bay, the beach, and the waterfront buildings invite innumerable attempts to capture them on camera from various angles.
A bay-side perspective of the church above the village.
The exterior of the church does not suggest at all the splendor of its altar.
A top-side view of the lagoon from the terrace by the church.
And another peek at the boats in the bay.
I budgeted reasonable time for exploring Cadaqués but still came away with a feeling that I needed to linger for longer. It is definitely a place I will come back to when I am in the area again.
These and other pictures can be found in my Catalonia Flickr album.