Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cádiz

This past weekend, I visited the beautiful beach town of Cádiz.  It's about an hour and a half away from Sevilla by bus.  Cádiz is nearly completely surrounded by water, and was once a major port city on the Atlantic once the new world was discovered.  Apparently it is one of the oldest cities in Europe--it was founded around 1100 b.c.e. by the Phoenicians as a trading outpost.

The city had a great feel to it--the people were friendly, it was very tranquil, and the streets felt very bright and alive.  We wandered the small city center for a short while, got lunch, and then sat on the beach for a few hours--overall a great, relaxing Sunday!


A view from our spot on the beach.

Check out this amazing sand castle/shrine someone built on the beach!


The beach in the center of Cádiz isn't very big, but it's beautiful and not very crowded,
unlike some of the other beaches near Sevilla.

For lunch we ate a plate of fried seafood,
which is very typical in Andalucía and especially Cádiz.  It was delicious!


This is the cathedral and one of the main plazas in Cádiz.  

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