Cadaqués – Scenic Costa Bravo Fishing Village and Artist’s Colony

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Cadaqués
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A respected Blackstone Group consultant, Steven Saslow seeks out sustainable hedge fund investment strategies. He also mentors young professionals interested in financial careers at Blackstone through the Road to Wall Street program of Rutgers College. Steven Saslow has a passion for travel and particularly enjoys destinations such as the Costa Bravo region north of Barcelona.

One of the highlights of the area is Cadaqués, a coastal village set on a rocky, rugged shoreline adjacent the Cap de Creus Natural Park. Featuring calm waters along a sheltered harbor, Cadaqués’ historic quarter provides a distinctive Mediterranean ambiance with labyrinthine streets and whitewashed residences.

In the early 20th century, the sun-drenched fishing village attracted notice among artists such as Miro and Picasso, and inspired many of the young Salvador Dali’s most memorable creations. With Dali’s talent evident from an early age, his father set him up with a Cadaqués studio that led to art school in Madrid and international recognition during his time in Paris.

Despite growing fame, Dali ultimately returned to Cadaqués and helped shape it into a uniquely protected community. Today, the community is home to a myriad of art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. It offers travelers a welcome respite from the mass tourism prevalent along much of Spain’s Mediterranean coast.

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