Cádiz belongs to autonomous community of Andalusia. The Bay of Cádiz is located in the south of Spain. Because of its location, it is almost completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean with only small portion that borders the Mediterranean Sea. Thus, its climate half Mediterranean and half Atlantic.
Cadiz is a city with a long history. It was founded by Phéniciens in about 1100 B.C. and is the oldest city in the west. Many cultures passed through there, including the Greeks, the Romans, the Visigoths, the Arabs, and many more. It was conquered by Alphonse X the Wise in 1262, where he built a Christian cathedral on the sight of an old Arab mosque.
Cadiz, with 3.000 years of history, is the capital of the southernmost province of Europe, with is a maritime city full of light. The Walls of the Puertas de Tierra clearly separate the modern part of the city from the historical old city which has narrow streets, and cozy spaces. The heart of the old city is a historical unit where you find all of the principal monuments. As the most commercial zone, ideal to carry out all kinds of shopping, Caleta Beach, that lies on the reefs and boasts the splendid beaches of Victoria, Santa Maria del Mar and Cortadura.
This is not just a beach town, though, The focus often settles on the spectacular and grand castles of Santa Catalina and Saint Sebastian. The new city, on the other hand, has modern buildings and avenues, but still retains its beautiful seaside walkways.
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