The province of Cadiz is very diverse and contains numerous places which are well worth a visit, from the countryside around Jerez de la Frontera to the villages in Campo de Gibraltar, or you can take a tour of the white villages and stop to relax somewhere along the coast between Tarifa and Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
And all this without forgetting the capital of the region, which holds within its walls the culture and the traditions which set the city –and its people– apart.
Don’t think twice, Cadiz is the perfect destination for your holidays.
Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans peopled this province and left behind an important testimony of their presence all along the Cadiz coast.
What’s more, a series of historic milestones highlight how closely Cadiz is linked to the rest of the Iberian peninsula: in 711, the Muslims conquered these lands by defeating the Visigoths at the Guadalete river, thus changing the course of history; on three occasions Columbus’ ships set sail from here on his voyages to the New World, and arrived home in these same ports, which over time were transformed into a meeting point for the cultural currents between Andalusia and America; finally, another important event was the signing in Cadiz in 1812 of the first Spanish Constitution, which made the city into the capital of the nation for three years.
THE DELICIOUS GASTRONOMY OF CADIZ IS A COMPILATION OF ANDALUSIA’S MOST APPETIZING DISHES. THE PRODUCE OF THE MOUNTAINS AND THE SEA, ACCOMPANIED BY OUTSTANDING WINES, WILL TRANSFORM ANY VISIT INTO A DELICIOUS EXPERIENCE.
Beaches, dunes and salt marches form the Bahía, a marine nature reserve that is the setting for Cádiz, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. These ocean waters are fresher than the Mediterranean, so going for a stroll and a dip is a whole pleasure experience.
The Tacita de Plata, as it is known, is believed to be the oldest Western city. Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans and Arabs all settled in this region, mainly due to its links with the sea.
Here visitors can wander around the history-laded quarters, such as the Barrio de la Viña, the hot spot during the Carnival season and the best place to enjoy fresh fish from the Bahía, the Old Town, where most of the monuments are, and the Barrio del Pópulo, of medieval origin.