A flourishing and bustling trade centre right from the early ages, Cadiz is the most ancient city still standing in Western Europe. It is believed that the city’s founding is dated back to 1104 BC. However, there is no archaeological data and hence, the city site might be dated earlier than the 9th century BC. Trivia your Cadiz tourist guide might not tell you: according to Greek legend, Hercules founded Gadir (ancient name for Cadiz) after slaying Geryon (the monstrous warrior). Another trivia: Christopher Columbus sailed from Cadiz on his second and fourth voyages to the New World.
Today, Cadiz is a port and a beautiful city situated in southwest Spain. It is an elegant metropolis with ancient ruins and excellent beaches. Located on a peninsula, the city is situated between the mighty ocean on one side and a bay on the other. Fishing, tourism and commerce are the main sources of income for Cadiz. Due to its pleasant weather and sandy beaches, Cadiz tourism has grown a lot over the last decade. With its easy going atmosphere, narrow pedestrian streets, beautiful churches, popular beaches and great sea food, a trip to Cadiz in on almost everybody’s wishlist! Haven’t you planned your Cadiz itinerary yet?!