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Cap de Creus 360 by Vicenç Palà

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Taken by
Vicenç Palà Vicenç Palà
Explore score
0.16 Gigapixels
Date added
May 07, 2008
Date taken
Apr 27, 2008

Tripod with Canon Powershot G9


Cap de Creus (Cape of crosses in Catalan) is located at the far NE of Catalonia, some 25 km south from the French border. The nearest town is Figueres, capital of the Alt Empordà and birthplace of Salvador Dalí. It is a peninsula of 190 square kilometres of an extraordinary landscape value; a very rocky dry region, with almost no trees, in contrast with a seaside rich in minuscule creeks of deep blue sea to anchor. Mountains are the last eminences of the Pyrenees which make the natural border between France and Spain. The region is frequently swept by awful north wind "tramontana" (beyond mountains) which has caused many naval disasters. Cadaqués is the most well known village, home of artists and writers, with sophisticated and snobbish atmosphere, near Port Lligat where Dalí built his home in a paradise small bay. El Port de la Selva, with a little fishing harbour is less exploited, with good gastronomic recourses and pleasant terraces.

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