Cadiz Spain


Cádiz was found over three thousand years ago and it is the oldest inhabited city in Europe. since then, it has experienced many changes, with eras of expansion and decline.

Cadiz surprises and appeals to visitor at the first straight, narrow streets, towering facades with fine wrought ironwork and gardens of great botanical variety by the sea, which surounds and encompasses the town making it almost an island.

Passing through the Tierra Gateway of the restored remains of the city walls and crossing the long strip of land which joins Cádiz to the continent, we come dace to face with this unique town. As we walk around the tighly crammed town centre, visiting churches and museums, we come upon squares, such as San Juan de Dios, Mina, Constitución, España, Mentidero, each of which has its own style and monuments and monuments, all so different and so attractive as are the different quarters of the centre from El Pópulo to la Viña.

Cádiz was for centuries Spain's main port for ships sailing to and from america. Later, in 1812, it was the home of Spanish constitutionalism. The neoclassical Oratory of San Felipe de Neri, where the historical text was debated, is well worth a visit.

In February the Carnival has its temple, the Gran Teatro Falla, recently restored and in a curious Neomudéjar style.

At the beginning of spring, the Easter processions through the narrow streets are a fascinating sight. And for the summer there are small coves such as La Caleta, and long beaches all around the city.





 
 
Cadiz Spain

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