Cadiz, the oldest city in Europe

Cadiz the oldest city

The land on which the historic centre of Cadiz lies is the extremity of a small island located in the Atlantic Ocean and near to the mouth of the Guadalquivir river and the Straits of Gibraltar. Different cultures have followed one another in this enclave, after the foundation of GADIR by the Phoenicians around the year 1.000 B.C.: Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs, Christians, etc. The Atlantic Ocean has determined the history of Cadiz from its origins to the present day. The Ocean surrounds Cadiz on all four cardinal points. This has been, is and always will be our link with the world.

- To the north, we discover the Bay of Cadiz, in whose setting we find the production of the famous wines of El Puerto de Santa Maria, Jerez de la Frontera or Sanlucar de Barrameda. Beyond the Bay, we arrive at Seville, a city known to everyone.

- To the south, we are taken to the Straits of Gibraltar and Morocco, to cities such as Tangiers, Casablanca, Fez…

- To the west, the Ocean becomes bigger, immense and brings us airs from America.

- To the east, a narrow sliver of land joins us to the rest of Andalusia and leads us to the White Villages in the mountains, such as Arcos de la Frontera, Vejer, Ronda…

…wherever you go, in Cadiz the sea will always be with you.

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