Cadiz is a pleasant Andalusian city in southwestern Spain, entirely located on a narrow slice of land surrounded by the sea. It is supposed to be the eldest continuously inhabited city in Europe. Founded by Hercules according to the myths it was in reality set up in 1100 AD by the Phoenicians as Gadir. Around 500 BC Cadiz was conquered by Carthage and later became part of the Roman Empire. Since the 18th century Cadiz has been the main base of the Spanish navy. The old town consists of a narrow maze of streets with several historical buildings, almost all built after the renessaince period, with very little left from earlier ages.

01 Cadiz cathedral 02 Cadiz cathedral 03 Waterfront with cathedral 04 Cadiz cathedral
05 Cathedral wall 06 Cadiz cathedral 07 Front view of cathedral 08 Cathedral tower 09 Pedestrian area 10 Townhall tower
11 Caravel ships anchored in harbour 12 Caravel ship anchored in harbour 13 Caravel ship anchored in harbour 14 Harbour area
15 San Francisco church and square 16 Bay of Cadiz 17 Townhall and San Juan de Dias square 18 Townhall at dusk
19 San Juan de Dias square at dusk 20 San Juan de Dias square at dusk 21 Cathedral tower at night 22 Santiago church at dusk 23 Santiago church tower at dusk
24 Campo del Sur waterfront at night 25 Campo del Sur waterfront at night
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