Things to do in Cadiz

By Philippa Burne, UK, June 2012

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Cadiz is an ancient city dating from 1000 BC, and it’s been continuously occupied since then, making it one of Europe’s oldest cities. Like many old cities, it’s in two halves, or two characters: the narrow streets of the historic center and the more modern suburbs and business districts. Cadiz is on a peninsula, surrounded by water which is why it’s also been such a popular place for a port during the centuries; Christopher Columbus set off on two of his voyages from here.

A good thing to do at the beginning of your visit is head to the Torre Tavira, an 18th century tower. It’s not very tall but it is on the highest point in town and from the top you get great panoramic views, which will give you your bearings for exploring the town. There’s a camera obscura up there, the first one installed in Spain, and this will really help you get a feel for Cadiz....

Editor’s Note: This recommendations was taken from our Andalucia Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Andalucia.

Photo courtesy of Cudi via Flickr.

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