Why so many artists from this city are fascinated Cadaques is a fishing village with about 2,900 inhabitants, situated on the Costa Brava in Catalonia. It is to a large extent on the peninsula of Cap de Creus, in a Bay open to the sea. Due to its secluded location in the mountains at the edge of the old of Empordawar Cadaques has always been of the remaining Empordagetrennt. The origin of the name is “Quers Cap” or “Cap d ‘ Aques”, which translated into “Cape of the rocks” can be. Historically, Cadaques is active in the fisheries, from the 16th century. In the 19th century, the main source of income was the fishing industry, but today it is not so important, because now the largest source of revenue is tourism. The isolation of the village has been a special attraction for artists and tourists.
In the early 20th century, tourists began to discover the city, yet kept the city her virginity a long time. Several families from Barcelona?Figueres, Girona and other cities in Cadaques a secondary residence, many have already been 1905. since 1958, Marcel Duchamp, the most influential artists of the twentieth century, continued his summer house in Cadaques. The surrealist painter Salvador Dali, whose Familie had their summer house, in the city got visit by the poet Federico Garcia Lorca in his student days and Dali settled down after his return from New York on the Portlligat Bay at the port. Cadaques attracted many notable artists such as Eugenio D’ Ors, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Rafael Duran camps, Andre Breton, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Luis Bunuel, Marcel Duchamp, Paul eluard, Max Ernst, Jo Micovich, Maurice Boitel, Man Ray and others were drawn to the broadcast of Cadaques. Cadaques has attracted other young artist Antoni Pitxot, Gustavo Carbo Berthold and Maurice Boitel. For this reason, Cadaques is described as the Montmartre of Spain since many artists would find their muses here and want to discover many travellers their Bohemian flair.