Things to do in Cadaqués – Visit the Hermitage of Saint Baudilus
If you find yourself heading to Port Lligat to visit the Dali House Museum, you may want to take a minute to visit the Ermita de Sant Baldiri (Hermitage of Saint Baudilus.)
Built to house the relics of Saints Abdon and Sennen, yet dedicated to Saint Baudilus,this tiny, late-17th-century/early-18th-century chapel features a stark white exterior, a wall surrounding the church yard, a simple façade topped by a lone bell, and, near the covered entrance, a metal crucifix that looks eerily like a crossbow (on the left) and metal sculptures of Abdon and Sennen (on the right).
If the chapel is open, step inside. The single-nave interior features white-plastered and exposed-stone walls, vaulted ceilings, small windows, a simple stone altar, and several statues and other artifacts. Among these are:
A very modern iron sculpture of Jesus on the cross,
and a gleaming statue of Mary with a votive boat at her feet.
While you’re here, if the red gate near the chapel entrance is open, step into the adjacent church yard – a peaceful 19th-century cemetery with views of the bay at Portlligat, a modern crucifix, funerary art,
and burial vaults beautifully decorated with paintings and portraits.