The city of Cádiz was founded by the Phoenicians in 1100BC. It started off as a trading post for various commodities like tin, silver and Ambar.
After the Moorish reign in the 16th century, the city began to prosper. It had an excellent strategic location; perfect for trading with the New World. It was from here that Christopher Columbus made two of his epic voyages to America.
It was during the 18th and 19th century that Cádiz prospered the most. Many of the important buildings in the city are from this period.
Cádiz has been the scene for many important conflicts, like the invasion of Sir Francis Drake.
In 1812, for the first time in Spain, the Liberal Constitution was set up. Nowadays, Cádiz's liberal spirit lives on. It remains an open and lively city.
The tallest tower out of the 126 watchtowers dotted around the historic centre of Cadiz, La Torre Tavira offers stunning panoramic views of Cadiz.A reminder of the bustling trade and commerce industry...
The Castillo de Santa Catalina is a fortification located nearby 'La Caleta' beach and advanced into the sea. It was built against the will of the people of Cadiz at the end of the sixteenth century...
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