We explored several areas around Barcelona, including beach towns to the North and South, a mountainous area loaded with religious significance and the homes of both Dalí and his wife Gala (who lived in a small castle 40 miles away).
Photos are in an album below, sorted by location. Starting in the North,
- Cadaques is a fishing village where Dalí lived.
- Púbol is where his wife, Gala lived.
- Sa Riera and Aigua Blava are beach towns.
- Monseratt is a mountainous area where there is a monastery – evidently lots of people make pilgrimages to Monseratt.
- Castelldefels is a huge flat beach near Barcelona which is good for kite surfing.
- Sitges is a beach town quite accessible to Barcelona, and very popular with its residents, particularly in the summer.
Cadaques, where Dalí lived
Dalí´s creations, which are outrageous, provocative, and intriguing are very finely executed. His home is in a fishing village, where he bought up several fisherman´s cabins and converted them to his own bizarre taste. Wandering through them was a visual adventurous delight with new wonders at every turn.
Dalís´s wife Gala´s castle in Púbol
Evidently they purchased this castle, and refurbished it. We wonder if she lived separate from him because he was so crazy!