Tudela Landscape of the Cap de Creus

What can you discover in Cap Creus Natural Park? 

Tudela site, impressive geology and Dali's inspirations!

TUDELA'S Cap de Creus Natural Park tour is a guided visit through the Natural Reserve in Cap de Creus, one of the most beautiful Mediterranean places where the geology and the nature come together to kiss the sea.

What does Tudela means? Where does the name come from? Why can we call this  geological miracle  a “ cyclical place”?

We start in Cap de Creus Tudela’s Entry and along the road  we will discover the  stories of the fishermen and sailors  who inhabited this region, but also the heritage of their ancestors, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans who knew well this peninsula: some of their  ships are still under the sea nearby.

Beside the history of  the Cap de Creus , we’ll get through  the natural treasures offered by  mineralogy and  geology and  we’ll witness the deep  connection existing  between the wild beauty of  this site  and  the life and artwork of Salvador Dalí.  In this place so special, the geology is present during the whole route , with the  astonishing  wealth of shapes  that  inspired many Dali’s masterpieces, such as : “ The Great Masturbator”, “The crux of the desire” or “The Desire”.

Walking  along that road shall allow us to better understand how the forces of nature slowly created  this unique landscape. Through its incredible geology we will go back thousands of years  beyond the time when Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans navigated this sea and left their mark.

 We will jump to the surrealist season, then to the  60s when the Club Med Resort was built  in the Tudela site, flourishing for a few years and  ending up  being demolished to reestablish the natural  beauty of the area.

What inspired Salvador Dalí? What did he found in this place? What did Club Med mean?

This  route will enable us to  answer all those questions , from  the birth of this wild  moonlike  landscape, to  its nature, the environment changes, the culture animating the place,  the life and artworks of Salvador Dalí.

Duration: 2,3 h.

Price per person:  20 €  (mínimum 3 people)

Dont' forget Comfortable shoes, hat, water, fruit, sunscreen, anti-mosquito and desire to imagine.

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Parc Natural

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Accessibility

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Animals

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Artists

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Cadaqués Capdequers

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Groups

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Local and Oficial Natural park guide

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Landscapes

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Crossing Points

>> Totems Tudela’s Entry.
>> Camel Gazer Front View, viewpoint where we will come and Tudela del Faro de Cap de Creus, Cape Cérvère up
>>Eagle Gazer
>>Viewpoint  "great room"

>>The Botanical Corner Plants native of Cap de Creus
>> Portalo's island Gazer
>>Animal's Stone zoo  Rocks that inspired S. Dalí to create some of his tworks
>> Cala Cullero where the geology plays with the senses
>> Cala Culip An idyllic fishermen’s cove

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Schedule

SUNDAY 18 h
MONDAY 18 h

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MEETING POINT AND FINAL POINT   Carretera de Cadaqués direcció al Far de Cap de Creus.
  Entrada parking del Paratge de Tudela – 17488 – Cadaqués.
DURATION   3 h.
DIFICULTY   MEDIUM
DISTANCE   3,5 km discovering history, geology and culture
RECOMMENDED AGE   from 12 years old.

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The best of the tour…

>> Stones Zoo.

>> Salvador Dalí inspirations at Cape Creus.

>> A unique Geology with milions years of history.

>> Its mineralogy, mica, tourmaline, quartz and garnets.

>> La ciclicitat del Paratge de Tudela.


Don't miss…

>> The history of a Holliday resort during 43 years

>> Cape Creus, its coves and views

>> Just under the blue waves of the sea nearby there is one of the most important ecological communities of the Mediterranean, including beautiful  Posidonia

>> The rocks surrounding the Natural Park of Cap de Creus can be 550million years old 


 

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