Sun baked Cadiz

After a whistle stop tour of Seville we head to the sunbaked city of Cadiz.

Cádiz is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain and one of the oldest in western Europe.

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One of Cádiz’s most famous landmarks is its cathedral. It sits on the site of an older cathedral that burned down in 1596. The current replacement was started in 1776,

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The old town is full of sprawling alleys interspersed with elegant open public squares.

We then head to the Tavira Tower, a 45 metre high 17th-century watchtower which offers a panoramic view of the city and the bay.

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There are some lovely views from the top of the tower but I only snapped a few on my phone so the quality isn’t great.

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We then spent 15 minutes in the tower’s Camera Obscura that gives a bird’s eye view of the entire city and bay before wandering through one of the colourful parks strewn with vibrant bougainvillea.

 

Ideally we should have spent a night in Cadiz as it felt like rather a rushed visit and I would have liked to have got a boat trip to enjoy the views of the city from the water.

 

 

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