CADAQUES - Dali's house by the sea
Cadaques is a little more difficult to reach from Girona but still doable by public transport.
The fastest option is to catch the train to Figueres and then a bus onto Cadaques. The bus from Figueres to Cadaques takes around 1 hour and runs three to six times a day.
Cadaques is a beautiful seaside town that is well worth a few hours, but the primary reason most visitors come to Cadaques is to visit the house that Dali spent much of his live in, just a short walk away in the tiny village of Port Lligat. The home that he lived in or over 40 years is now the Salvador Dali House Museum, and tickets need to be purchased at least a few weeks in advance as it has limited capacity - entrance slots are every 10 minutes, with a maximum of 8 people at a time.
GETTING FROM FIGUERES TO CADAQUES BY BUS
The bus station in Fiqueres is right next to the train station. (Figueres downtown station not the high speed one).
The 40km bus journey to Cadaques takes 1 hour and buses depart 3-6 times a day.
CADAQUES TO PORT LLIGAT ON FOOT
From Cadaques there is a walking track to the Salvador Dali House Museum in Port Lligat.
The walk takes about 15 minutes.
If you don't want to walk the only other option is a taxi, but it is not a difficult walk.
OPENING HOURS FOR THE SALVADOR DALI HOUSE MUSEUM
Tickets need to be purchased online in advance and cost €12 for Adults and €8 for seniors over 65 for the house and Olive Garden combined.
On the day tickets need to be collected at least 30 minutes before the scheduled entry time or they will be cancelled - so don't forget to allow for that and not start the walk too late!
IT WAS NOT JUST DALI WHO LOVED CADAQUES
Cadaques beauty and charm has drawn many other famous people in. Picasso, Einstein and Coco Chanel are among those that have loved spending time in Cadaques. With it's dramatic landscape and stunning scenery it is not hard to see why. Who doesn't enjoy a backdrop of whitewashed buildings, blue shutters and brightly coloured fishing boats in azure waters?
CADAQUES TO ROSES BY BUS
After visiting Dali's house and spending some time in Cadaques, you can either catch the bus back to Figueres or make another stop, in Roses another seaside town a short distance to the south.
The bus to Roses is the same one that goes back to Figueres, and the trip takes 30 minutes.
The population of Roses is about 10x that of Cadaques, so there are many more shops, restaurants and bars than in Cadaques, and it is also totally different in architecture s
SUMMER BUS TIMETABLES
Departures from Figueres to Cadaques:
Afternoon: 1345, 1500, 1615
Evening: 1915, 2030
Figueres Estacio (the main bus station)
I coming from the train station, walk straight ahead and the station is less than 100 mtrs away, through the park
Located approx 400 mtrs / 5 minutes walk from the beach
Departures from Cadaques to Roses*:
Afternoon: 1330, 1500, 1530, 1615, 1700, 1745
Evening: 1900, 1945
*this is the same bus that returns to Figueres
Figueres Estacio, as above
Roses Estacio - for middle of town - approx 600 mtrs / 8 min walk from the beach, through a shopping area
Roses Ciutadella - for archeological site and museum
Departures from Roses to Figueres:
Evening: 1715, 1745, 1800, 1815, 1900, 1915, 1930, 2000, 2115
Roses Estacio as above