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.
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