The town is located in the bay of Cádiz, which includes the municipalities of San Fernando, Puerto Real, Chiclana, Puerto de Santa Maria… This area, which covers 592 km2 and has a population of 600.000 inhabitants, is one of the industrial, tourist and commercial motors of Andalusia.
The geographical location of the town has greatly affected both its history and the majority of its cultural aspects through the years. Lying on the edge between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, Cádiz is the oldest populated city in the West Spain.
The history of Cádiz and the most important aspects of its culture are greatly influenced by its geographical location. Cádiz, the oldest populated city in the West, lies between Europe and Africa, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
The city is situated in the southwestern coast of the Iberian Peninsula in the region of Spain known as Andalusia. It is considered a bridge between Europe and Africa, and, certainly, you find the two cultures intimately entwined in nearly all aspects of the art and culture. Still sheltered by its surrounding walls, this town is known by the native people simply as Cádiz. The whole area preserves the charm of all the ancient cultures that have enriched it through the centuries.
One of town’s major attractions La Caleta is the only beach inside the old quarters of the city. The ‘Balneario de la Palma’ (a beach spa) opened in 1926. It was built right in the centre of the beach. In the new part of the city you will find the beaches of Santa María del Mar, La Victoria and Cortadura. Together they add up to 10 Km. of fine sand beaches. During the summer you can join in all the activities available such as windsurf championships, beach-volley, aerobics, etc.
Are you ready to get the most from this awesome place? You will dance at the rhythm of flamenco, listen to classical guitars and taste delicious dishes from the typical cookery.
The artistic cartel of the town is always full of interesting event: the one that clearly stands out is the ancient Carnival which keeps on attracting thousands of tourists year by year. For those are planning to spend a little time in this enchanting town winter is the perfect season: events such as the “Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Cadiz” and the “Festival de Musica Espanola” are really well-known all around Spain.
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