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CADIZ Many countries and cultures have influenced on the history of this ancient town. Today unforgettable mix of different traditions, architectural and art directions make Cadiz inimitable in the eyes of tourists.
Cadiz is not distinguished by the variety of noisy entertainment centers and amusement parks. It is suitable for a calm family vacation. For tourists with children who visit the city in the … Open
The beaches of the city will be a true treasure for surfers and yachtsmen. Due to unique conditions coastal zone of Cadiz is the place of conducting numerous sports competitions and sailing regattas. When it comes to describing sights of Cadiz, we recommend visiting numerous Christian and Mauritanian buildings, churches and palaces of different epochs and architectural styles. Such wide choice of absolutely different buildings is even hard to imagine and their proximity and location make this town truly unique.
Catherdral located on the central square remains the symbol of the town. The building of the church lasted for over a hundred of years and architecture connoisseurs will find in its shapes elements of neoclassicism and baroque. In Cadiz are opened several museums. The most interesting collections are exhibited in Museum of Cortez and Historical Museum of Cadiz. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
It is impossible to imagine an acquaintance with the local culture without trying the national cuisine of the region. And Cadiz has much to offer to its guests. Fish and shellfish, jamon, … Open
Tourists, who cannot imagine their rest without exotic dishes and noisy entertainments, will find all they want in the port region of Cadiz. Multiple fish restaurants, taverns and bars are located there. Many of them work until night and during summer months numerous discos and music performances are organized under the open sky. Not far away from the city center is located Belle Epoque trading district. Besides shops and trading complexes here are organized several open air markets, where you can purchase best seafood, and, of course, memorable souvenirs.
Cadiz In the heart of the historic district is the beautiful Genoves Park, which will delight all nature lovers. Many exotic plants and flowers, as well as rare tropical plants that are not found in ordinary parks, can be found here. There is also a very interesting palm garden, in which you can see a variety of palm trees. This charming park is very popular among tourists with children. On its territory, there is an elegant pond in which ducks live. Vacationers can feed them.
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Cadiz is an attractive city for tourists not only because of its gorgeous landmarks and rich history but also thanks to numerous festivals that are regular here. Local people are friendly … Open
One of the most picturesque places in the city is the Plaza de Espana, located near the port area. In this region, besides the original landscape decorations, there are many symbolic monuments, each of which reminds of an important turn in the history of the city. This square literally drowns in the abundance of green plantations. Next to it are several beautiful old buildings.
In the past, Cadiz was a major trading city. For hundreds of years, various defensive fortifications were built on it. Now a reminder of the trading past of the city are the 129 patrolling towers preserved on its territory, the most famous among them being Torre Tavira. It is located in the very center of the historical district and is its highest building. The tower rises to an altitude of 45 meters. Currently, within the walls of the tower is a very interesting museum dedicated to commerce. A significant part of the exhibits in it belongs to the 18th and 19th centuries.
Cadiz is famous as one of the oldest port cities in Europe. This is the reason why there are many architectural landmarks in its territory. These sights are reminders of interesting facts in … Open
One of the most visited tourist sites in the city is the Chapel of Saint Philip Neri, built in 1671. It was in the walls of this chapel that the adoption of the first constitution in the country took place, which is now reminiscent of the memorial plaque fixed on the facade. The church has a very unusual oval shape. Since its construction, it has preserved many original elements of decoration.
Cadiz The ancient hospital Del Carmen de Mujeres draws the attention of travelers. It occupies a luxurious building in the Baroque style, which is considered one of the most spectacular architectural monuments in the city. On the territory of the hospital, there is an ancient church. This is the only building in the complex that tourists are allowed to visit. The church amazes with its luxurious decoration. The old altar in the neo-classical style and other relics are preserved in its walls.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Cadiz
♥   Castle 'Castle of Santa Catalina' Cádiz, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tower del Almirante' Cádiz, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Sebastián' Cádiz, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Lorenzo del Puntal' Cádiz, 4.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Marcos' Cádiz, 9.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Cadiz
♥   World Heritage Site 'Doñana National Park' , 57.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Los Alcornocales' , 65.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Estrecho' , 86.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Sierra de Grazalema' , 86.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Cadiz and around
♥   Art museum 'Museo de Cádiz' Cádiz, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Parque Nacional de Donana

From the series “Largest Nature Reserves on Earth”
Nevertheless, there exist areas, were tourism is poorly controlled, which is of great threat to the unique ecosystems. Some years ago large and resort hotels, modern golf centers and farm territories of impressive size appeared in coastal protected park areas. Large-scale development resulted in a complete draining of somel lagoons, so nowadays, a bill prohibiting further construction in protected areas is being worked out in Spain. Many lovers of nature tend to make winter visits as thousands of heat-loving birds fly here from other continents at this time of the year. … Read further
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