Cádiz city is one of the oldest cities in western Europe, accessed by a narrow stretch of land from the north and two bridges from the east. The city is steeped in naval history and was founded by the Phoenicians in cerca 1104 BC whereupon it was utilised as a trading post. Cádiz was heavily influenced by the Roman Empire in 200 BC whereupon the city quickly evolved as a port and Naval base. Christopher Columbus embarked on several journeys from Cádiz in the 16th century leading to the city becoming a favoured port of the Spanish treasure fleet - needless to say this meant that Cádiz was a popular target of its enemies looking to capture its prized treasures.
Today everyone can safely enjoy exploring the city's narrow streets and stunning plazas along with its wonderful architecture. The Plaza Mina, Espana and San Juan are a must see along with a visit to its famous Cathedral built in a High Baroque style..
Cádiz has a large bustling food market which boasts a wide range of fresh fish, meat and local produce all competitively priced and of excellent quality.
There are many excellent restaurants in Cádiz utilising local fresh produce to create culinary master pieces to feed the appetites of many. There are several Michelin star rated restaurants in the city albeit by the same token some fabulous small tapas bars.
The month of February is Carnival time in Cádiz, an important annual event with people travelling from all over Spain to enjoy the festivities and moreover the politically charged singing competitions.
Cruise ships arrive from a range of destinations into the port of Cádiz, with many of the day trippers vowing to return for a longer stay.
Transport links to Cadiz, regular train service via the national rail network RENFE the closest airport is at Jerez de la Frontera just a 40 minute train or car journey away.
Population Cadiz City 2016 - 118,919
Proximity to airports: Jerez de la Frontera 44 Km, Gibraltar 116 Km, Seville 128 Km, Malaga 227 Km