Monuments of Cádiz
The cathedral was built between 1722 and 1838, by six different architects. This also explains the different styles we can see in the building. The most recognizable styles are: Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassicism. For multiple economic crises, material used in the construction differ between, among others, marble from Genova and limestone. The fact that the towers are so high is strange because the Bourbon kings prohibited the construction of high buildings, as they would make easy targets for Spain’s enemies.
The building of the Ayuntamiento of Cádiz was built in two different styles: neoclassic, dating from 1799 and Isabellan, from 1861. The façade has an arcade of arches and columns. Like almost all buildings in Cádiz the Ayuntamiento is erected completely out of white stones, giving it the typical southern spanish look.
The beaches of Cádiz
OThe beaches of Cádiz have a long standing reputation of being excellent. Like for example the beach of La Caleta. It was used by the Fenicians, Carthagenes and Romans as a port. It has also been used in moviescenes in movies like 007: Die another day and Alatriste . On the beach of Santa María del Mar you can find a lot of families on any given Sunday, it also has the best waves to practice bodysurfing. You can find this beach outside the city walls. But the most important beach of Cádiz is the beach of Victoria. It has been chosen as the best beach of Europe and is located on the southwest of the city. The people from Cádiz are the people who use this beach the most, but also many tourists visit the beach for a day or more, in spite of the fact that the beaches of Cádiz aren’t advertised as much as the beaches of the surrounding regions. Something typical for the beaches of Cádiz are the walking vendors, people who sell food and drinks and much more.
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