Cadiz is an ancient port city in the Andalucia region of southwestern Spain. It is said to be one of the oldest Western European cities having been founded by the Phoenicians in 1100BC for its fishing and trade routes.
As the home of the Spanish Navy, the port boomed in the 16th-century as a base for exploration and trade.
There are more than 100 watch towers in the city where locals kept watch for returning fisherman or invaders from across the water.
Head to Cathedral Plaza for a coffee, then climb up the tower of the baroque Catedral de Cádiz for stunning views.
You can find plenty of cafes and restaurants for coffee and tostados (toast layered with tomatoes, drizzled with olive oil, with a pinch of salt.)
There are two forts protecting Cadiz, San Sebastián Fort and Santa Catalina.
Santa Catalina is a 17th-century complex with panoramic ocean views and houses exhibition space for modern art.
San Sebastian is actually built on a small island and is connected to Cadiz by a promenade. It is a superb spot to take in the magical sunsets displayed here.
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