Surrounded by windblown Spanish mountains, the little coastal village of Cadaques is as picturesque as a postcard. Nestled around the rocky headland of the Mediterranean, the town’s white washed houses and crystal clear water make it a true gem of Spain’s east coast. Spend a weekend wandering the alleyways, passed blue windowsills and bright pink bougainvillea, call into cafés on the sea or relax on the pebbly beaches.

Many travel from all around the world to visit the house of famous, eccentric Spanish artist Salvador Dali, built in an old fishing bay. Dali joined seven old fisherman shacks together to build his home-turned museum, easily recognisable by the giant white egg statues that he created in the garden. The actual gallery/museum is located in Figueres, a larger town forty minutes drive from Cadaques. It’s worth booking tickets a few days prior to visiting the house and museum, as they are both extremely popular for artists and tourists alike.