Cadiz is a port city that faces the Atlantic Ocean, its history began around 1100 B.C. when it was founded by the Phoenicians under the name Gadir, but it was also dominated by the Romans who built an aqueduct, an amphitheater and several temples. After the discovery of America, Cadiz was the most important port city in the trade between Spain and the colonies overseas.
The historical center is located on a peninsula dominated by the Cathedral and preserves monuments and places of great cultural interest.
Cadiz is also the province further south of the Iberian Peninsula. It has a rich natural heritage and some of the most important natural parks in Europe:
- The Sierra of Grazalema where you can enjoy outdoor activities, with its walkways, forest tracks and roads for riding or cycling.
- The nature park Alcornocales, where you can practice various sports such as caving and coasting.
- The natural park La Breña y Marismas del Barbate where you can walk along alleys, go rides and more.
What to see in Cadiz:
- The Cathedral.
- The old Cathedral of the Santa Croce (Santa Cruz Parish).
- The Great Theatre Falla.
- The City Hall.
- The Castle of Santa Catalina.
- The castle of San Sebastian.
- The Congress Palace.
- The Roman Theatre.
- The Museum of Cadiz.
- The Bridge La Pepa.
- The beaches.
- The Carnival of Cadiz.
Download for free the GuideofCadiz, it includes the map of the city and complete information about visiting hours and admission in churches and museums, and also any other information about buildings and historical monuments of the city. If you want to download only the map of the city, click MapofCadiz.
How to get to Cadiz:
By bus: http://www.movelia.es/es/
By train: http://www.renfe.com/
By plane: closest airports: Jerez de la Frontera, Sevilla, Algeciras