Cadiz

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Costa de la Luz places of interest

Tarifa
Vejer de la Frontera
Conil de la Frontera
Chiclana de la Frontera
Cadiz
Jerez
Doñana National Park
Activities

Cadiz

Cádiz is an ancient port city in southwest Spain, built on a strip of land surrounded by the sea in the Andalusia region. The home of the Spanish Navy, the port boomed in the 16th-century as a base for exploration and trade. It has more than 100 watchtowers, including iconic Torre Tavira, traditionally used for spotting ships, and 18th-century Cádiz Cathedral, on the waterfront.

Cadiz Cathederal
Cadiz
Cadiz Beach in Old Town
Cadiz Beach


It is impossible to describe Cádiz in a few paragraphs. The new world and the old world are here to see. Take your time you will not be bored. Old age accounts for much of the complexity. Cádiz is generally considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in Europe, founded as Gadir by the Phoenicians in about 1100 BC. Now well into its fourth millennium, the ancient centre, surrounded almost entirely by water, is a romantic jumble of sinuous streets where Atlantic waves crash against eroded sea walls, salty beaches teem with sun-worshippers, and cheerful taverns echo with the sounds of cawing gulls and frying fish.

Spain's first liberal constitution (La Pepa) was signed here in 1812, while the city's distinctive urban model provided an identikit for fortified Spanish colonial cities in the Americas. Indeed, the port – with its crenellated sea walls and chunky forts – is heavily reminiscent of Cuba's Havana or Puerto Rico's San Juan.

Cádiz' seafood, sands and many of intriguing monuments and museums take many days to explore. More importantly,  the gaditanos (people from Cádiz), an upfront, sociable bunch whose crazy Carnaval is an exercise in ironic humour and whose upbeat alegrías (flamenco songs) will bring warmth to your heart.


Cadiz sea fort worth the walk 
Cadiz sea fort
Cadiz Fish Market is a must see
Fish market at Cadiz
Cadiz at night is beautiful 
cadiz is a great place at night
Cathederal Square Cadiz
Cadiz Cathederal Square a great place to eat.
Never far from food in Cadiz
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Jerez  Moto GP

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An interesting article on Cadiz by Kira Sideroff fom Spain Holiday
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